Resident Evil Village, or Resident Evil 8, is the upcoming first-person survival horror from Capcom. This is the 26th game in the Resident Evil series, and the second game featuring a first-person perspective, or the third if you’re counting the Resident Evil: Dead Aim.
According to the director of Resident Evil Village, players should expect to find a huge surprise on Ethan’s path. The only way to learn about it is to play the game, since Capcom is being very secretive on the subject. “The biggest surprise you could possibly imagine awaits Ethan Winters in this story. What that is, you’ll have to see for yourself!”
Director Morimasa Sato also said that in the beginning, they thought of adding a third-person perspective instead of the first-person perspective they currently using. According to him, the first-person perspective better expresses the fear and desperation of Ethan Winter’s story. “There were originally some opinions within the team saying that third-person perspective might bring a different kind of combat experience, but I believe that the first-person perspective allows us to express the more up-close-and-personal fear and desperation of the story of Ethan Winters”.
Lastly, the main theme of the Resident Evil series was always horror or fear, and sometimes both. According to Sato, we have seen almost nothing in terms of horror content, since there are plenty of intense and horrifying scenes in Resident Evil Village. “As you know, one of the central themes of the Resident Evil series is horror or fear, and I would just warn you not to take anything you’ve seen so far as an indication that you can relax in terms of horror content! There are plenty of intense and horrifying scenes in the game, but we’ve chosen to leave those for you to experience by yourself.”
Below you can watch the latest trailer for Resident Evil Village.
Resident Evil Village will be released on May 7th on Steam.