RUMOR: Leaker Claims That Resident Evil 8 Will Feature Three Playable Characters

Ever since Capcom announced Resident Evil 8 (otherwise known as Resident Evil Village), it has always been made clear that the playable character in this iteration would be Ethan Winters, who long-time fans know from Resident Evil 7. As far as official announcements go, Capcom hasn’t given any sign that players will be able to control other characters in the upcoming game.

However, according to rumors that have been circulating recently, there’s a chance that Resident Evil 8 will not only have one, but three playable characters throughout its campaign.

This rumor was started by AestheticGamer aka Dusk Golem, a prominent leaker who was recently answering a couple of questions on Twitter about Resident Evil 8. AestheticGamer claims that at some point in the game, fans will be able to play as Chris Redfield. In terms of teasers and other promotional materials so far, Chris Redfield has been a heavily featured character, but there’s no indication that he would be a playable one.

That being said, if this rumor is true, then it wouldn’t be the first time that players get to play as Redfield. Redfield was a playable character in the Resident Evil 7 Not A Hero DLC, which gave fans a glimpse of what happened after the end of Resident Evil 7.

That particular DLC demonstrated that Redfield is more competent than Winters when it comes to combat, and this makes sense. That said, we’re definitely interested to see how Resident Evil 8 will display this kind of contrast, or if it will be present at all.

Now, the most intriguing part about this rumor is the alleged third playable character, who remains a mystery at this point in time. AestheticGamer claims that Resident Evil 8 will still feature the unknown playable female character. Although, they did admit that they’re not completely sure that this information is “a concrete fact.”

So far, it’s a complete mystery who this female character will be, and while there aren’t any clues that could help, there are multiple possibilities. The Resident Evil franchise itself has a plethora of female playable characters, so it’s possible that Resident Evil 8 will feature a familiar face or introduce a new one.

It’s worth mentioning that the recent “Maiden” demo for Resident Evil 8 seemed to feature a female playable character—not to mention the fact that the title “Maiden” itself already serves as a possible indication. Perhaps the person in the demo is the female playable character that has been rumored about. If this is the case though, the ending of the demo seems to indicate that they meet a rather gruesome demise.

That being said, there’s still a chance that Capcom might completely abandon this character and this concept entirely, given that the game is still in development and is subject to change at any time. As such, it’s best that fans don’t expect too much for now, especially since Capcom hasn’t officially revealed this information yet.

In any case, Resident Evil 8’s release date is looming closer and closer with each passing day. As such, players can expect even more details about the upcoming title between today and May 7, and hopefully, one of those announcements will be about these other playable characters.

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