Capcom Reaffirms That Resident Evil Village is Not Called "Resident Evil 8"

Capcom Reaffirms That Resident Evil Village is Not Called "Resident Evil 8"

It's Resident Evil Village, damn you!

When Capcom revealed the newest Resident Evil at the PlayStation 5 event last month, the trailer left folks confused about the name. The title "Village" pops up at the end of the trailer, only to highlight the hidden Roman numeral VIII and then "Resident Evil". Every combination was on the table. Was it supposed to be "Village: Resident Evil"? "Resident Evil 8: Village"? "8Age: Resident Evil"?

Capcom eventually launched the official site, stating the official name as Resident Evil Village. In an interview with Weekly Famitsu (translated via Kotaku), producers Tsuyoshi Kanda and Peter Fabiano admitted that "Village" is simply the part that they want players to focus on, and that's why the name is "Resident Evil Village".

"You could call the actual Village another character in the game, and we did that because we would like players to understand that," the pair said. "There isn’t really an official abbreviation, but we’d just be happy if you remembered Village."

It's just more confusion from Capcom. Resident Evil 7's actual title is "Resident Evil 7 biohazard", even though the 7 is only in hidden Roman numerals in the logo, like in Village's logo. There's also Resident Evil 3, which is the official name of the remake of Resident Evil 3: Nemesis. At least there is a difference there, as the Resident Evil 2 remake is just "Resident Evil 2", with no differentiation from the original.

Looking forward to Resident Evil 9 being officially called "Helix: Resident Evil 9", as Capcom continues to enact it's odd Fast and Furious-style naming scheme for its flagship franchise. (Please insert your own guess for where Capcom will hide the Roman numerals for 9. I'm also offering you Crucifix, Elixir, Phoenix, and Sixteen, just to make things confusing.) Resident Evil Village is coming to PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and PC.

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Mike Williams

Reviews Editor

M.H. Williams is new to the journalism game, but he's been a gamer since the NES first graced American shores. Third-person action-adventure games are his personal poison: Uncharted, Infamous, and Assassin's Creed just to name a few. If you see him around a convention, he's not hard to spot: Black guy, glasses, and a tie.

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