Among the many games that were announced during the PlayStation 5 online showcase is the newest Resident Evil game called Resident Evil Village. And yes, it’s Resident Evil 8!

The new trailer showed gameplay in first-person, much like Resident Evil 7, but the visual style is quite different.

While the trailer doesn’t really give much away regarding the game’s story, what’s confirmed is that players will take on the role of Ethan Winters. So yes, RE8 is a direct sequel to Resident Evil 7.

The biggest thing about the new trailer is that RE8 featured Chris Redfield at the end! Sure, it may not look exactly like how you remember him, but its’ Chris. This is an interesting reveal for sure; does this mean Chris is now the villain in this new Resident Evil game? We’ll find out when the game releases.

The game’s story is described by Capcom as:

Taking place a few years after the events of Resident Evil 7 biohazard, in which protagonist Ethan Winters traveled to Louisiana to search for his missing wife, Mia, Resident Evil Village sees the reunited Mia and Ethan living happily together and putting their shared nightmares of the Baker’s plantation house behind them.

Finally able to move on from those horrifying events, Ethan’s world suddenly comes crashing down once again when Chris Redfield, an unexpected yet familiar face makes an appearance, setting off a chain of events that sees a distraught Ethan seeking answers to Chris’s shocking actions… and ultimately finding him in a mysterious village.

Resident Evil Village will release on the PS5 in 2021. There’s no word yet on whether RE8 will also release on other platforms.

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