Rumor: Resident Evil Village is Part 2 of a Trilogy

Ethan’s Nightmare is Far From Over

Resident Evil is seeing its eighth mainline entry in under a month, and fans couldn’t be more excited. While the series lost its way with Resident Evil 5 and 6, taking a more action-oriented approach which proved unpopular with the fandom, the return to a more claustrophobic atmosphere with Resident Evil 7 was seen as a return to form, despite the fact that the gameplay was different than anything we’d seen before – let’s face it, you could remove the easter eggs and references to the greater Resident Evil universe and it’d stand on its own as a great game, especially since there’s little to no reference of the constant BOW attacks throughout the world as seen in Resident Evil 6.

Still, it looks like Resident Evil: Village will in fact be the middle entry of a trilogy, meaning we might not have to wait too long until Resident Evil 9.

The reports come from AestheticGamer, AKA Dusk Golem – a well-known leaker who has a record of being accurate, to an extent. Although he originally claimed that Resident Evil 8 began development as a Resident Evil: Revelations sequel (and later claimed that the leaked Resident Evil Outrage was in fact Revelations 3) he was correct that Village would feature a female stalker who can dissipate into a swarm of insects – a power seen among Lady Dimitrescu’s daughters, although not yet displayed by the woman herself. The above tweets do clarify, however, that the decision to create a trilogy was decided early on in VIllage’s development, and Resident Evil does have a history of switching things around – one early version of Resident Evil 4 evolved into Devil May Cry, for example.

However, it does look like after 9 is out, Resident Evil will be switching back to more self-contained stories, reducing the need to plot everything out in advance.

Resident Evil Village Lady Dimitrescu feature

The sad news, of course, is that this means there’s no guarantee that Ethan will have a happy ending in a game where the plot revolves around him trying to rescue his kidnapped daughter – and even if he does, well, there’s likely to be some new crisis he gets drawn into.

Some guys just can’t catch a break, it seems.

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