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Resident Evil 8's setting, protagonist, enemy details and more have been leaked

By Tim Augustin - on 30 Jan 2020, 11:36pm

Resident Evil 8's setting, protagonist, enemy details and more have been leaked

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New details on Capcom’s next mainline Resident Evil game have surfaced. The news broke from Youtube channel Residence of Evil - which by itself wouldn’t seem legitimate, but the leaks were also corroborated by Eurogamer and industry insider Nibel

All three sources agree that Capcom is working on Resident Evil 8, which will see Ethan Winters return as the main protagonist from Resident Evil 7. Much like its predecessor, Resident Evil 8 will be a first-person game. The story will apparently begin in a village and head to a castle, with the environment being described as ‘rural, snowy and mountainous’. 

Zombies will also return to the mainline games - after they were replaced by the Molded in Resident Evil 7. There will also be werewolf-like creatures, and a persistent phantom female enemy that follows the player around, dissipating if shot. Chris Redfield will also return - which isn’t such a surprise, as he appeared at the end of Resident Evil 7 as well. 

Interestingly, Residence of Evil noted that the game won’t actually be called Resident Evil 8, getting a different ‘clever title’ instead. Apparently, the game was playtested sometime in 2019 - which is where the leaker got their information from. Interestingly, Eurogamer also mentioned that Capcom is actually working on ‘a bevy of Resident Evil projects’ right now, including the upcoming Resident Evil 3 Remake and Resident Evil 8. 

It’s interesting that Capcom is pursuing a first-person perspective in the mainline Resident Evil games, especially when third-person remakes like Resident Evil 2 have proven to be even more successful. We’ll just have to wait for an official reveal to see what this game actually is!