Resident Evil Village Debut Trailer Shows Off a Dark New Tone and Shady Chris Redfield

Nathan Birch
Resident Evil Village

We’ve been hearing for a while now that the next entry in the Resident Evil series will be another departure for the series, featuring a particularly dark tone, and some shocking twists, and it seems the rumors were right on the money. During Sony’s big “The Future of Gaming” PS5 reveal event, Capcom showed off Resident Evil Village, which takes place in a snowy European village under the shadow of a large, ominous castle. We see what appear to be flashbacks to another era, witches, werewolf-like creatures, and a whole lot of other stuff you don’t typically see in Resident Evil. A trenchcoated Chris Redfield also shows up at the end and does something…very bad. I’ll let you watch the trailer and find out for yourselves.

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Here are a few more official details about Resident Evil Village:

Resident Evil Village, the eighth entry in the best-selling Resident Evil series. The all-new title is currently in development using Capcom’s proprietary RE Engine, which was used to create vivid gameplay experiences in hit titles such as Resident Evil 7 biohazard, Resident Evil 2, Resident Evil 3, and Devil May Cry 5. RE Engine paired with next generation console technology will elevate the survival horror experience in Resident Evil Village to new heights, as the title will showcase the most realistic and terrifying graphics to date.

In the debut cinematic trailer released today, Capcom revealed a glimpse of the evocative new setting and storyline of Resident Evil Village. Set a few years after the critically acclaimed Resident Evil 7 biohazard, the all-new storyline begins with Ethan and his wife Mia living peacefully in a new location, free from their past nightmares. Just as they are building their new life together, tragedy befalls them once again. Chris Redfield, the legendary hero from the Resident Evil series who made a brief appearance in Resident Evil 7 biohazard, is reacquainted with the couple and horribly disrupts their life, leaving Ethan devastated and thrown into an entirely new nightmare.

The first-person action in Resident Evil Village begins when players assume the role of a distraught and shattered Ethan as he seeks to uncover the mysterious new horrors that plague a once peaceful village. Throughout this terrifying journey, players will fight for every breath as they are hunted by vicious new enemies that have infested the snow-capped locale. Channeling the capabilities of next generation consoles, the detailed realism and relentless feeling of fear will increase with each desperate battle for survival, while moments of calm will leave players wondering what new horrors await.

Resident Evil Village is coming to PC, Xbox Series X, and PS5 in 2021.

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