There's been plenty of rumors and speculation about Capcom's next Resident Evil game for a good while now. Today at Sony's PlayStation 5 games event, Resident Evil 8—subtitled Village—was finally revealed, due for 2021.
As you might have suspected if you played 2017's Resident Evil 7, Ethan Winters returns as the protagonist for this next horrific chapter, and just like the previous game, Resident Evil 8 maintains a first-person perspective. Ethan's also not alone; showing up right at the end is Chris Redfield, back once again with a mysterious mission. According to the Capcom blog, Chris' "shocking actions" set things in motion, so maybe Redfield isn't exactly a hero this time around.
Outside of this, the reveal trailer shows us a village and castle, pretty similar to Resident Evil 4. And while plenty of evil creatures return, it seems like there will also be a cabal of villagers who have been taken by whatever's going on, as well as a feral infection of some kind. Werewolves in Resident Evil, maybe?
All the way back in January 2020, rumors first surfaced of a Resident Evil 8. Several outlets reported on the rumors that Capcom was going to be sticking with Resident Evil 7's Ethan for the next game in the series, which was proved to be true today.
Then in April, a far more detailed report emerged on the sequel. A report claimed that Resident Evil 8 would release in 2021 for next-gen and current-gen consoles, and would feature "narrative and mechanical departures" for the series. As you can see for Resident Evil 8, this is certainly the case.
Ethan's next harrowing venture through another terrible nightmare will be coming next year. Resident Evil 8: Village is coming to PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, and PC in 2021.