Report: Resident Evil 8 Launches Next Year, Features Mechanics New to the Series

Report: Resident Evil 8 Launches Next Year, Features Mechanics New to the Series

A report from VGC backs up the latest rumors.

Resident Evil 8 is arriving next year, according to a new report. Off the back of a new leak surrounding Capcom's next mainline entry in the Resident Evil series, a new report has emerged with verified information on the upcoming horror game.

Earlier this week, Twitter user and storied leaker DuskGolem claimed that Resident Evil 8 would be launching next year in 2021. This information has now been verified by VideoGamesChronicle, who have confirmed this information with an insider.

On top of this, VGC has also verified some "narrative and mechanical departures" for Resident Evil 8 from the series at large. These apparently include hallucination and insanity segments, whatever that could potentially mean, as well as new monsters based on werewolves.

The sequel will also see the return of Resident Evil 7 protagonist Ethan Winters. Not satisfied with escaping a hell house in Louisiana, Ethan is back again to elude new pursuers. Additionally, the upcoming game will be played entirely in the first-person perspective, a trend that was first introduced to the series with Resident Evil 7 back in 2017.

Also confirmed by VGC was the fact that Resident Evil 8 didn't start out as the next mainline entry in the franchise. It reportedly began life as another game in the Resident Evil Revelations series, but was changed to the eighth installment in the main series following positive playtesting and feedback at Capcom.

All of this information has gone without comment from Capcom. We'll have to wait and see for a confirmation of Resident Evil 8.

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