Monday, January 28, 2019

Resident Evil 8 New Development and Plot Rumors

Capcom may switch back to third-person mode for Resident Evil 8 following the success of Resident Evil 2 Remake.

Within a few days after launch, Resident Evil 2 Remake has shown a massive success in terms of rave reviews and sales, which obviously makes developer/publisher Capcom very happy and reconsider their next step with Resident Evil franchise.

A re-imagination of original survival horror classic, RE2 Remake opened up possibility of a Resident Evil 3 Remake but at the same time, a lot of potential is out there to go ahead with an inevitable inception of Resident Evil 8 as well.

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Resident Evil 8 New Development and Plot Rumors

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Switching from tensed horror in fixed camera angles for first three games to co-op action for another three, RE series finally returns to its survival horror roots with first-person view in Resident Evil 7 and is expected to follow suit for an entire trilogy.

So, next Resident Evil game and the one after that was about to follow first-person perspective. However, recent reports suggest that Capcom is planning to switch back to third-person mode for their next game after immense success of RE2Make.

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According to Twitter user EVIL VR, a few interesting details about Resident Evil 8 has been leaked lately.

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In case you are looking for credibility of the source, Evil VR apparently Tweeted about 30 minutes "1-Shot" Demo before it was revealed. Latest revealed details are not out of place either if you have been following up since RE7.

Resident Evil 2 was initially dubbed Resident Evil 1.5 and scrapped after 60% of development was done. Costume of female protagonist Elza Walker from that build is added in Deluxe and Collector's Edition of RE2 as a skin for Claire Redfield.

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Similarly, early concept of Resident Evil 4 was made into Devil May Cry and another version was canned for technical limitations. Concepts of an enemy with a metal hook labeled as Hook Man from RE 3.5 may also be adapted to next game.

Capcom originally planned for Leon Kennedy to get infected by a virus that would cause him to suffer from hallucinations and see ghostly apparitions in RE4, which will likely be borrowed to Resident Evil 8 from the Hook Man version.

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Evil VR also added that developers are exploring origin of Eveline and other theory but they won't complete RE8 before Resident Evil 3 Remake. Although open to more remakes, Capcom is not interested in a remake of Resident Evil Code: Veronica.

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Despite all rumors for Capcom to overhaul Resident Evil 3: Nemesis, they noted that success of Resident Evil 2 Remake will determine future of a follow-up project. Judging by fan response, it is pretty safe to expect Nemesis to come chasing.

For now, we advise you to take this news with a grain of salt since none of these are from official source but then again, don't you think gameplay mechanics of RE2 blending into Biohazard saga would be an awesome experience?