A half-hour presentation focused entirely on the forthcoming Resident Evil game is reportedly happening during the online streaming event.
Players who are avid fans of the Resident Evil franchise should definitely watch the 2020 Tokyo Game Show this coming week. According to rumors, a 30-min extravaganza focused entirely on Resident Evil 8 Village will be happening during the live event.
The showcase will be hosted by the game’s producers Tsuyoshi Kanda and Peter Fabiano along with other members of the development team who will give fans more in-depth details on the game. The first part of the event will focus on introducing the game and revealing how it is tied to the franchise as a whole.
The second part will reportedly serve as a kind of discussion forum, although it’s uncertain how specifically this will be managed in an online live format. Japanese comedian, Hidetaka Kano, will supposedly be the guest speaker for this portion which will possibly give fans better information on what the future Resident Evil installment will bring to the table.
There is no news if a gameplay trailer will also be featured during the presentation but this is very likely. As of writing, Capcom has only published two cinematic trailers, and neither has given fans in-depth details about the game’s story and gameplay mechanics. Based on these facts and the case that the showcase will last for a full half-hour, there is a high probability that gameplay will be released.
What fans only know for now is that Resident Evil 8 Village will feel very familiar to players who tried Resident Evil 7 Biohazard. The upcoming installment will feature a similar first-person POV survival horror gameplay and players will once again take on the role of Ethan Winters and the game’s longtime character, Chris Redfield will also be in the game. Resident Evil 8 also seems like it has been inspired by Resident Evil 4 with its village setting and villains which appear to be members of a cult. However, Resident Evil 8 is supposed to bring a new vibe to the series including supernatural villains.
Based on the trailers, there seems to be a lot of new content too including new powerful enemies like werewolves and witches who will be making a debut for the first time in Resident Evil’s long-running franchise history. It is uncertain how these new villains will work along with the story just yet but all of these new content looks like a revitalizing change of pace rather than the franchise’s typical parasitic zombie evolving monsters.
Players who want to watch the Resident Evil showcase will have to tune in on September 27 at 5 AM PST via a live stream link on Capcom’s official website. The full Tokyo Game Show will run beginning September 23 until September 27 which will feature various upcoming games by the world’s biggest gaming studios.
Resident Evil 8 Village is set to be released sometime next year on multiple platforms including the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, and the PC.