Capcom won't launch "Resident Evil 8" before "Nemesis" remake

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A leak says Capcom won't launch Resident Evil 8 before giving fans a Resident Evil 3: Nemesis remake.

EvilVR (thanks, Gamingbolt and Twisted Voxel) has posted several leaks pertaining to Resident Evil 8 and the much desired Resident Evil 3: Nemesis remake. You should of course take all of this with a massive pinch of salt as nothing posted is concrete, but perhaps there is some validity as EvilVR did post accurate information about Capcom’s Resident Evil 2 Remake before it was launched.

According to the leak, Resident Evil 8 is in early development and won’t be launched before Resident Evil 3: Nemesis. It will supposedly take place on an abandoned and isolated island, and will follow on from Resident Evil 7 with players trying to figure out who has been developing bioweapons like Eveline. As per the leak, Resident Evil 8 will re-use several concepts and elements originally planned for an earlier build of Resident Evil 4 such as an enemy referred to as Hook-Man.

While that’s all good and interesting, the best or most depressing aspect is that Capcom will supposedly abandon Resident Evil 7’s first-person camera for Resident Evil 2’s third-person over-the-shoulder perspective. EvilVR doesn’t know if the protagonist will be Ethan, Mia, or an entirely new hero, but there’s said to be internal discussions about whether Resident Evil 8 should instead be referred to as a spin-off.

The leaker also says Capcom are interested in rebuilding Resident Evil 3: Nemesis, which isn’t too surprising as there’s rumours they’ve already begun development despite Resident Evil 2 producer Yoshiaki Hirabayashi saying fans must demand a Nemesis remake for it to happen. However, in what might be upsetting for some, Capcom are apparently not interested in recreating Resident Evil 4, 5, or 6.

None of these leaks are concrete, so fans should of course classify all of the information as unsubstantiated rumours. However, Capcom has said in the past that Resident Evil 8 could be very different from 7, so perhaps it really will be a sequel which ditches the first-person camera for a more traditional third-person over-the-shoulder perspective. 

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