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.
#RE8: interesting update: there’s a debate whether the game should be RE8 or as a spin-off title. Another update on this project is that they’ll go with the third person after the praises #RE2Remake received since #E32018.— EVIL VR (@EvilVR) January 12, 2019
#RE8: From what I can gather, the setting for 8 will take place in an recently-abandoned island where the secret laboratory is located. The story so far is to uncover the truth behind the creation of Eveline and more of similar bio-weapons. (1/2)— EVIL VR (@EvilVR) January 28, 2019
#RE8: (2/2) Some concepts from 3.5 (hook-man) will be borrowed for 8. Hallucinations will play a big part, getting players confused on what’s real or not. Still early but so far they’ve listed what they need for #RE8— EVIL VR (@EvilVR) January 28, 2019
Also heard that Capcom will not launch #RE8 before launching #RE3Remake. No words if #RECV is even considered to be remade. Fans should also expect that Capcom has no interest in remaking or even retconning #RE4, #RE5 & #RE6. Two games are being focused on are 3 Remake & 8.— EVIL VR (@EvilVR) January 27, 2019
Didn’t get any updates whether they’re working on #RECV remake. I do know they’re in talks about remaking #RE3 or if they already started. #RE8 began last year and with #RE2 completed, we can assume that 3 is on the way before 8 or maybe spin-off comes out.— EVIL VR (@EvilVR) January 17, 2019
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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