Extra rumors surrounding Resident Evil 8 have leaked not too long ago, and these are probably the most particular up to now, pertaining to enemies, the protagonist, and extra. Following the huge success of Resident Evil 7, followers of the collection have been eagerly awaiting the subsequent mainline installment within the collection. Though Capcom appears to be focusing totally on their Resident Evil remakes not too long ago–with the remake of Resident Evil 2 receiving essential acclaim and the Resident Evil 3 remake poised to do the identical–RE7 left gamers with questions that may solely be answered by the subsequent canonical entry within the franchise.
The anticipate RE8 is exclusive as a result of new route Capcom took with RE7. Whereas the collection started because the epitome of the survival horror style, it slowly advanced into an motion/survival horror hybrid with the legendary Resident Evil 4. Its success spawned two sequels, with Resident Evil 6 nearly totally exchanging the collection’ authentic slow-paced and anxiety-inducing gameplay for frequent explosions, fast time occasions, and intense motion. 5 years later, Capcom launched RE7, shocking followers with a brand new protagonist, a first-person view, a singular setting, and an environment paying homage to the primary Resident Evil. Regardless of initially low gross sales, these modifications had been embraced by followers and the sport was heralded as a return to kind for a collection that was starting to lose focus.
Based on the rumors not too long ago emailed to Biohazard Declassified, Capcom could also be sustaining the type and mechanics of RE7 going ahead. The rumors state that RE7’s Ethan will return as a playable character, the sport will as soon as once more be in first-person, and the setting might be snowy and mountainous, with the sport starting in a rural village and finally reaching a castle-like setting. RE8–which the supply claims might be branded as one thing “intelligent”–can also be bringing again components from earlier video games, with zombies changing RE7’s Molded enemies, wolf-like creatures attacking the participant, and Chris Redfield making an look. The e-mail additionally describes a “persistent shadowy feminine like enemy, chasing us at most components of the sport however will dissipate if shot at,” paying homage to RE2’s Tyrant or the upcoming RE3’s Nemesis.
It ought to be famous that the sender didn’t give a supply for this data, making these claims unverifiable. Nonetheless, given the historical past of the Resident Evil collection, they don’t sound unreasonable. The franchise has repeatedly reused gameplay mechanics and enemies to nice impact, and the success of RE7 makes it a definite chance that Capcom will attempt to capitalize on components which have resonated with gamers. With the acclaim acquired by the RE2 remake, it’s also not far-fetched that RE8 would revisit the idea of an invincible enemy who stalks the participant all through the sport.
The Resident Evil franchise’s latest success solely provides to Capcom’s already spectacular resurgence. Following the combined evaluations of RE6, Capcom proved with RE7 that mainline entries within the collection had been nonetheless able to delivering the ambiance discovered within the authentic Resident Evil titles. This was emphasised by the RE2 remake and can doubtless even be the case with the upcoming remake of RE3. If these rumors are to be believed, Capcom has been exhausting at work on RE8 all through the event of those remakes, which is able to solely add to the collection’ momentum.
Resident Evil 8 has not been introduced at time of writing.
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