According to a recent Capcom Tweet, there will be some Resident Evil news soon. The last several years have seen a flurry of releases for the well-known Japanese survival horror series, suggesting that a new instalment may be on the way shortly. Recently, Resident Evil has been seeing a resurgence in popularity. After Resident Evil 6 was released in 2012, many fans were dissatisfied, leading Capcom to take a five-year break from the series. Resident Evil: Biohazard was released in 2017 as a “soft reboot” for the franchise, bringing back the series’ low-ammo, slow-paced, survival-horror roots while introducing a first-person view.
Resident Evil Village would continue this new approach for the brand, but only after Capcom rebuilt Resident Evil 2 and Resident Evil 3 from the ground up, with alleged intentions to do the same for other prior games in the series. Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City, the most current cinematic adaptation, also serves as a reboot for the IP. Fans may be startled to find that more Resident Evil news is on the horizon, given how much is currently happening with the franchise.
It’s been reported that “some strange behaviour” is taking place at the Resident Evil portal. To add further intrigue, the tweet states that “something” will occur at 4 p.m. JST on Sunday. A snapshot of the Resident Evil portal with the caption “COMING SOON…” appears underneath the entry. Speculation is rife about what the company will unveil tomorrow, as is typical with announcements of this nature.
Commenters have speculated that tomorrow’s event would be related to the upcoming Resident Evil 4 remake, based on an image of the game’s settings menu. Resident Evil 4 has yet to be announced by Capcom, and news regarding this project has come primarily through leaks and conjecture based on the popularity of Resident Evil 2 and Resident Evil 3 remasters. That being said, Capcom fans should keep their expectations in check if this announcement turns out to be nothing more than an update or a next-generation version of the old Resident Evil titles. As a result, Resident Evil 2022 will need to bring its A-game if it wants a large effect on gaming in 2022.