The latest rumor comes from VGC and reported by IGN, stating that Resident Evil 8 is coming in 2021. The game releases for current and next-gen platforms next year according to the rumor. In addition, Resident Evil 8 features “more serious departures” from the mainline series. In an interesting tidbit from VGC, the 8th entry in the mainline series was originally planned as a third Resident Evil Revelations game. The feedback given to this Revelations game then pushed by Capcom to become a mainline entry. Lastly, the rumor states that Resident Evil 7 protagonist Ethan Winters returns for the 8th game.

If this rumor is true, it will be the 3rd Resident Evil game to release on a yearly cycle. Its important to take a grain of salt with rumors like this as its not confirmed information. Stay tuned at Final Weapon for the latest Japanese gaming news!

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