Capcom have shown off the next instalment in the Resident Evil franchise, and it promises to be the most chilling one yet. Dubbed Resident Evil Village, it also brings back Chris Redfield.
In terms of continuity, Resident Evil Village takes place a few years after Resident Evil 7 Biohazard. Ethan Winters has reunited with his wife but the arrival of Chris Redfield sets off a strange set of events that brings him to the gloomy Village on the trailer.
"Unlike the cramped corridors of the Baker mansion in Resident Evil 7, the fear of dark corners has been replaced with the anxiety of the unknown as Ethan searches for answers within decrepit buildings among snow-covered trees", Capcom wrote.
And indeed, Resident Evil Village's trailer is quite chilling, not despite - but because one sees glimpses of whatever's out there. We're well aware that Capcom will eventually be sharing more details, but the trailer did its job and then some.
Resident Evil Village's developer was full of praise for PS5, of course, as it means more opportunity to show off their RE Engine.
"The team behind Resident Evil Village is using its expertise with Capcom’s in-house RE Engine to bring a truly next-generation survival-horror experience to PS5. You may have caught a few bits and pieces of how the engine is being used in the enigmatic trailer that was shown during The Future of Gaming, providing ultra-realistic environments and characters that inhabit a strange, snow-capped village", they said.
Resident Evil Village is in first-person perspective and Capcom wrote that it will have a greater focus on combat and exploration that you've seen in Resident Evil 7.
"Each encounter is a personal fight for survival against terrifying foes, forcing you to keep a watchful eye on the environment and constantly looking for resources and enemies in unknown territory", they said.