Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Resident Evil 8 Leaked Enemy Details

Recent leaked details reveal possible characters, gameplay and monsters we can expect in Resident Evil 8.

Shortly after 2017 release of Resident Evil 7, rumor starts flying that developer/publisher Capcom is already on board for their next entry of their popular survival horror series Resident Evil, which they neither denied nor confirmed.

Afterwards, fans were mostly busy hyping for remake of classic games and were less worried about Resident Evil 8. However, some most recent leaks have people talking once again regarding possible future direction of RE franchise.

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Resident Evil 8 Leaked Enemy Details

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Newest details uncovered by Biohazard Declassified from leaker @AsetheticGamer1 via an email primarily claims that RE8 has been under development since 2016 but then Capcom had it scrapped nearly seven months ago to start over.

Reason for this apparent action was not explained nor is this claim confirmed by an official source yet though. This also debunks a current rumor of Capcom planning to announce next RE game at launch event for PlayStation 5.

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Sources states that RE7 protagonist Ethan Winters will be returning as a playable character for next chapter and will be played in first-person, which are pretty common for a follow-up sequel to carry on key-traits of its predecessor title.

Playing through a certain perspective can cause a swirl among series fans considering some really appreciated first-person viewpoint of Resident Evil 7, whereas many fans would prefer to enjoy an over-the-shoulder camera angle.

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Ethan Winters Will Return

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Instead of naming it Resident Evil 8, Capcom will put a "clever title" and that really doesn't make much sense at all. Not clear if fungus-like humanoid enemies Molded will be replaced but classic zombies are making a comeback.

Players will start from a small village, which will lead up to a castle and we had something similar like that in Resident Evil 4. This rural location will likely be covered in snow and will have a mountainous surrounding, may be from Europe.

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Apparently, players will be hounded by a shadowy "female" enemy but will disappear if you shot at them. This sounds a lot like a variant of Eveline but she would only show up near you at times and only vanish when you look away.

Previously, another industry leaker known as EVIL VR has claimed that RE8 will explore origin of Eveline in an abandoned island. They were supposedly too brink back Hook Man from Resident Evil 3.5 and concept of hallucinations.

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This leak also mentions of wolf-like creatures to attack player character at certain areas and they may serve as Cerberus-like enemies. Capcom simply could bring a pack of large wolves, instead of introducing any werewolf-like beings.

Lastly, fan-favorite monster hunter Chris Redfield would make an appearance at some point. Whether that is to punch boulder or to hunt down enemies in a story expansion is still not clear but there is a high probability for the latter.

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AestheticGamer adds that following release of Resident Evil 3 Remake, developers are not planning any remakes anytime soon. After scrapping their previous work, everyone is probably going back to concept board to start from scratch.

With all that crazy rumors flying around, Resident Evil 8 has never been officially announced being in development by Capcom so far. It appears that they are currently attempting to reboot Dino Crisis franchise after two decades.