Many Resident Evil fans were looking towards the now postponed Playstation 5 event scheduled for this week in hopes for more information or possibly a trailer for Resident Evil 8 to be revealed. Unfortunately, due to the current state of affairs, Sony has opted to postpone the event. So for now, it looks like we’ll have to wait a bit longer to see if anything comes to fruition.
In the meantime, following on from our previous articles compiled by others on our staff, including the name of the upcoming title that was also reported to our friends at Rely on Horror, we have received more on story developments from the latest build of Resident Evil 8 that adds new information and expands on previous reports.
DISCLAIMER: The following details have not been confirmed to date. However, due to the reliable and vetted sources we use here at Biohazard Declassified, we have taken all reasonable measures to ensure that the information, so far as is practicable, is of good quality. As with all rumors, a pinch of salt should be taken.
Occultism will play a big part, but there is no magic. There is a cult that worships the abominations created from the new virus. At first, there are hints at something supernatural but it is explained by the virus, which is in the air, causing hallucinations from time to time.
The main villain of the game is a man called Alan R., a mysterious count living in a castle. He is the leader or at least a high ranking member of ‘The Connections.’ Alan is also mentioned in an article published by GameRant on May 15th.
The secondary villain is Natalia/Alex Wesker. There are also files hinting that Blue Umbrella is not as clean-cut as they portray themselves to be.
New Playable Character, Emily
Parts of the game are played as a Mountain Resident called Emily, a woman in her late 20s, who aids Ethan. She is looking for her father. Emily grew up in the village and will assist Ethan and later work with him to find her father and escape.
The Flashlight Will Play a Large Role
You have a flashlight and the game is often pretty dark, forcing you to use it, akin to many other games that are in the same genre. The flashlight can run out of batteries, but slowly recharges by itself over time.
Aside from the titular ‘Villiage’ (Stylised as VIIIAGE), Resident Evil 8 is set to explore other locations such as Castles, Caves, and Forests. It will have a larger focus on “Outdoor” locations that the rest of the series.
The Child and Evil Chris Redfield?
Mia and Ethan have a child. They live a pretty lonely life in a remote place and try to hide their child. However, Chris Redfield breaks into Ethan’s house, ending in the execution of Mia. Apparently, he is operating on his own and that is not part of official operation.
When Ethan wakes up, Chris is gone. He did not leave Mia to die but bandaged her. There are some shadowy figures in the room. Ethan is abducted there and then wakes up in the ‘Village’.
Ethan has to make his way through the mountains. There have been disappearances in this region that are unexplained. You will also start off defenseless before getting your first weapon a bit into playing.
The Enemies of Resident Evil 8
The main enemies are zombies and pale human-like enemies, that resemble Ganados. Dogs, wolves, and enemies that resemble Lickers do appear as well. There are zombies with swords, knives and clubs. They appear mainly in the later section of the game, where you enter “The Castle”.
These “werewolf-like” enemies we are going to refer to going forward as “beast men”, judging by the description it seems to be more fitting. And it seems their build is to more disgusting than normal enemies. This seems to match up with the description of the game being a “serious departure” and “the darkest and most gruesome” entry in the series thus far as reported by AestheticGamer aka Dusk Golem.
Well, that’s our summary of all the recent Resident Evil 8 leaks. As ever, Biohazard Declassified will always have our ear to the ground to bring you new information, as we receive it. If you have any information pertaining to Resident Evil 8 and it’s developments therein, feel free to contact our official rumor email: [email protected].
(Disclosure: not all given in the email have been published here. Some information was unheard by our sources and other points, *if true*, give away a lot of main plot points.)
Resident Evil 8 is rumored to be currently in development and will presumably release on current and next-gen consoles sometime in 2021.