A Twitter user translated several statements coming from Resident Evil 8 producers which reveal the role of Chris Redfield in the game’s storyline. For the most part, Resident Evil 8’s main plot is still unknown but this new detail will shed more light on what the latest installment in the horror survival series is about and how it connects to the previous games.
Resident Evil 8 was first leaked a few months ago when a reliable source who was close to the game’s developers correctly revealed the game’s release window and codename. There are other rumors and leaks emerging about the game since then that it became really hard to keep track of all of them.
Most of these speculations were officially confirmed when Resident Evil 8 was introduced during the PlayStation 5 Showcase last July. Despite this, a lot of fans are still perplexed as to what quantity characters like Chris Redfield and Ethan Winters would have in the game.
According to Alex Aniel’s Twitter post, Chris Redfield will actually be prominently featured in the upcoming Resident Evil game. Aniel translated an interview from Famitsu magazine which revealed that Redfield is accountable for Ethan Winters being connected to Resident Evil 8.
Supposedly, Winters fell unconscious for some time after the events of Resident Evil 7 and was taken to the village by Redfield. It is still unclear what Redfield’s intentions are for Winters but it looks like it has something to do with the things he witnessed in the previous game.
There are other bizarre information revealed as the interview progressed as well. Winters is currently in possession of a photo album that once belonged to his wife Mia and somehow the photobook explains some of the events that are currently happening to the protagonist.
This week's issue of Famitsu (10/29) features a bit of new information regarding Resident Evil: Village. Details translated into English in this thread: pic.twitter.com/fSMEIM0rXP
— Alex Aniel (@cvxfreak) October 14, 2020
There will also be a merchant-like character sporting a trench coat that mysteriously looks like a character in Resident Evil 4. Other leaks have revealed that the new game will have a lot of similarities with Resident Evil 4, so it’s uncertain where particularly the development team is going with this.
Despite receiving several answers to the secret surrounding the upcoming game, it looks like there are even more questions now that need to be solved such as the importance of the photobook, how the protagonist got involved in all of this mess, and why Chris Redfield is acting so peculiar. it seems no one will have the answers to these questions until Resident Evil 8 finally launches.