Resident Evil 8 announced

Village people.

Capcom has announced Resident Evil: Village for PC, PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X in 2021.

As Eurogamer reported in January, Resident Evil: Village is a first-person horror follow-up to Resident Evil 7 with dark, disturbing tones. The reveal trailer ends with Chris Redfield apologising to Resident Evil 7 protagonist Ethan Winters before killing his wife, Mia.

The game is set in a strange, snow-capped village, and has a greater focus on combat and exploration compared to Resident Evil 7, according to Capcom. Here's the official blurb:

"Taking place a few years after the events of Resident Evil 7 biohazard, in which protagonist Ethan Winters travelled to Louisiana to search for his missing wife, Mia, Resident Evil Village sees the reunited Mia and Ethan living happily together and putting their shared nightmares of the Baker's plantation house behind them.

"Finally able to move on from those horrifying events, Ethan's world suddenly comes crashing down once again when Chris Redfield, an unexpected yet familiar face makes an appearance, setting off a chain of events that sees a distraught Ethan seeking answers to Chris' shocking actions... and ultimately finding him in a mysterious village.

"Unlike the cramped corridors of the Baker mansion in Resident Evil 7, the fear of dark corners has been replaced with the anxiety of the unknown as Ethan searches for answers within decrepit buildings among snow-covered trees.

"The return of a first-person perspective will bring a visceral edge to combat, as well. Each encounter is a personal fight for survival against terrifying foes, forcing you to keep a watchful eye on the environment and constantly looking for resources and enemies in unknown territory. With a greater focus on combat and exploration compared to Resident Evil 7, the village itself is just as important a character as any other, a location with a life of its own that will frequently keep you on edge as you discover its secrets."

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