[RUMOUR] Resident Evil 8 is a FPS again, features Ethan, Zombies, Wolf-like enemies, a stalker enemy, Chris Redfield [Update: New Rumors]

Gradon

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*Update 2!*
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New info dump.

As always, take it with a grain of salt, these are merely rumors as of now:

https://www.relyonhorror.com/latest-news/resident-evil-8-rumors-zombies-witches-and-wolf-like-creatures/


– the rumor that the game had been scrapped and development started over (several times) is wrong
– discussions about the logo design and if the game has an “8” in the title are useless at this point since things can still change a lot
– release is maybe in 1.5 – 2 years
– setting: Eastern Europe or an adjacent country to that area
– village & a snowy landscape
– castle, but it’s smaller than the one from RE4
– medieval setting and enemy designs
– not actual werewolves, but wolf-like creatures
– one or more witches will be hunting Ethan
– even though it sounds like the Hookman from 3.5, it’s something new
– zombies are wearing knight armor & wield swords
– more action-heavy than 7, closer to Not a Hero gameplay-wise
– director has been with Capcom for a while & didn’t change/leave (correction from previous post)
– director was previously a behind the scenes executive producer who directed one game
– maybe you can find out who it is – Chris returns, but with a twist
– no spoilers here, but a hint in the video’s outro (no German skills needed to understand it) “No, it can’t be! Why you?!”
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*Update*

For the record, this is the Resident Evil 8 that got rebooted. This got tested earlier this year to see what they could pull from it after they decided to reboot it.
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Biohazard Declassified has reported that they received an email with details of Resident Evil 8, they present it solely as a rumour and claim to hold no information themselves on RE8.

The email was received from an email address that is close to another person who correctly leaked some details of Project Resistance on GameFAQs 10 months ago, 6 months before Project Resistance was revealed. This doesn't necessarily mean they are the same person, however.

According to the email, sent by [email protected]*
(interesting side note a user named The_Deep_Tyrant on GameFAQs was the first to leak Project Resistance, though we can’t confirm that the two are related), the sender believes the following will be in RE8
The details:
  • Ethan will be returning as a playable character.
  • Resident Evil 8 was tested last year.
  • It will not be called Resident Evil 8, but will have a “clever title”
  • The game will be in First-person like RE7.
  • Gameplay starts in a village leading up to a castle.
  • The environment will be rural, snowy, and mountainous; possibly Europe.
  • Regular zombies will be appearing instead of the Molded from RE7.
  • There is a persistent shadowy “female” enemy that will follow you but will dissipate if shot.
  • There are also wolf-like creatures that will attack the player in certain areas.
  • Chris Redfield will also be returning in some capacity.
Nibel corroborated that this is along the lines of what they've been hearing too by also posting about it on Twitter:

Again, this is all a rumour, so potentially made up.

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Jumpman23

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Not sure how I feel about it going full FPS but after playing RE7 VR, I could see it working there. Hmmmm...
 

dlauv

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lol, Ethan again huh. Sounds weirdly like some of the pre-Hookman RE4 stuff.
 

VodkaFX

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Sounds great, hopefully VR is supported, its a huge difference compared to playing on a regular tv.
 

FairyEmpire

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Feels like this is a smart choice. They captured a new audience of modern first person horror gamers (used to stuff like Outlast) with RE7. Meanwhile they are also doing ambitious third person remakes of the classics for those who want a more back-to-the-roots third person horror experience. A far cry from the days of you'd either enjoy their action-focused main titles or, at worse, settle for smaller games on portable consoles and such.
 

Finale Fireworker

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I hope they do something to make Ethan interesting then because he was so, so not. Resident Evil has so many cool characters and then there's Ethan.

I'm interested how the game will feel when they open it up to more outdoor settings since it sounds directly comparable to RE4.
 
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Gradon

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I'm really cautious about it to be honest, getting RE3.5 Hook Man vibes from the description.
But I'm unsure of using Ethan again, he was such a nothing protagonist.
 

JoJoBae

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I was literally just hoping that the next game would keep the first person perspective. Hope this has VR again as well. RE7 in VR was one of my favorite VR experiences.
 

Nugnip

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Less village and more castle please. RE works best in closed claustrophobic environments.
 

LabRat

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out of all resident evil characters that could have returned, they chose... ethan?
 

Kouichi

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Oct 25, 2017
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Not a fan of bringing Ethan back but the rest sounds cool. I would prefer Zoe or an entirely new character.
 

RecRoulette

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Is this the original RE8 or the one they just rebooted

There's a lot of potential in Ethan as a character, so I'd be fine with him coming back.
 

Absolute

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Hopefully it has a decent second half to the game. 7 was a real let down by the time I completed it.
 

zma1013

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"It will not be called Resident Evil 8, but will have a “clever title”

Resident Evil Ate
 

SnatcherHunter

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This smells like the classic Capcom twist.
I can see RE8 open up with Ethan but then he gets killed off in the prologue leading to new protagonist.
 

Honolulu Blue

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RE7 is fantastic and I;m extremely pleased it isn't a one-and-done thing.

Also really pleased about zombies. I think RE7's gameplay crossed with RE2's approach to zombies could be terrifying.
 

wellpapp

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Glad they didn't ditch FP, RE7 and RE2 is both golden in their own way. Ethan probably is the most boring ass woodlog of a character though.
 

HotAndTender

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It could be a F2P MMO Mobile game and i'd still play the shit out of anything Resident Evil. Thankfully it's not so i'm hyped on these rumours