Next Resident Evil is ‘biggest departure the series has ever taken’ claims leak

A new Resident Evil game is supposedly due out next year and a leaker claims a lot of fans are likely to be very upset about it.

Although Resident Evil 3 is out this week, the rumourmill has long held that it will probably be the last remake for the foreseeable future, even if hopes remain high for Dino Crisis and/or Onimusha.

Capcom won’t want to let their foot off the Resident Evil accelerator for long though, especially as we’re overdue an announcement, or at least a hint, at Resident Evil 8.

Serial leaker AestheticGamer has previously claimed that there is a new Resident Evil game due out next year but has purposefully avoided referring to it as Resident Evil 8 (details of which were rumoured by a different leaker).

The development is described as being very similar to the original Resident Evil 3, which could mean a number of things given that game’s troubled history.

When Resident Evil 3 started out it was intended as only a standalone expansion of Resident Evil 2, but given development of Resident Evil 4 had still barely progressed, and Code: Veronica was a Dreamcast exclusive, the project was fast-tracked and turned into a full, numbered sequel – at the cost of losing several months of development.

What part of that is relevant to the new game is unclear, but it could be an indication that Resident Evil 8 is still a few years out – or merely an indication that the new game’s story is meant to take place at the same time as an existing entry, as was always the idea with Resident Evil 3.

Either way, it’s claimed the reveal will be ‘really soon’ and that it’s ‘by far the biggest departure the series has ever taken, to the point I expect a lot of people will be p***ed off about it when it gets revealed’.

That could mean anything, but the one thing Resident Evil fans usually get most upset about is tacked-on multiplayer, so maybe the new game is some kind of online title – perhaps an open world one influenced by Monster Hunter?

If these rumours are true then apparently we’ll find out soon, presumably via some sort of online event.

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