Be Afraid. Be Very Afraid.
Yesterday saw the official 25th anniversary of Resident Evil, and Capcom are celebrating one of their most beloved franchises with a band. After all, 25 years is a landmark for the genre, and while Resident Evil isn’t the first survival horror franchise, we haven’t heard any news about a new Alone in the Dark game since the critically reviled online-only entry, Alone in the Dark: Illumination, all the way back in 2015 – although the license was acquired by THQ Nordic in 2018.
Capcom are celebrating the series’ 25th anniversary with a bang. This year we’re getting an animated series, a movie, and a new game – as well as a new multiplayer game bundled alongside it – and all of these things are likely to see more details drop in the newly announced Resident Evil Showcase scheduled for April.
Among other things, look forward to:
- A Demo for Resident Evil: Village – on the day that the Maiden Demo was announced and released, Capcom confirmed that a new demo would be dropping prior to Village’s release. Unlike the PS5 exclusive Maiden, the new demo will be available on all platforms. Perhaps, like Resident Evil 7’s last demo, there’ll be a bonus in the main game for players who complete certain actions.
- A Teaser for Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City – the newly-named movie is set for release in September, just six short months away. What better way to give people their first look of what to expect than by dropping a trailer at a celebration of the franchise’s history? Well, file this under long shot – studios Screen Gems and Constantin Films might want to drop the trailer at, well, a movie event.
- A Trailer for Infinite Darkness – we know that Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness is dropping on Netflix later this year, but we still don’t know much about the series. Like the movie, a showcase would be a great place to give fans a peek.
- Announcements, announcements, announcements – true, anything I mentioned above could be classified as an announcement, but there are still a couple of loose ends Capcom may want to tie up, like the rumored Resident Evil 4 Remake and Resident Evil: Revelations sequel reportedly staring long-absent heroine Rebecca Chambers, and a rumored remaster of the original trilogy.
Unfortunately, we don’t know what to expect until, well, the actual showcase. The only certainty (in my eyes) is a Resident Evil: Village demo, but as always you can stop by COGconnected for the latest news once the showcase happens.