Resident Evil is currently in the midst of a comeback streak.
Resident Evil 7: Biohazard took a huge gamble by switching the series’ 3rd-person viewpoint to a 1st-person variation. With the help of the game’s creepy atmosphere, intriguing plotline, and a great mix of battles against night terrors and nail-biting stealth segments, that gamble paid off handsomely. The remake of Resident Evil 2 successfully modernized a classic and gave fans a return to the 3rd-person gunplay/adventuring they’ve become so accustomed to. And soon, we’re set to get a remake of Resident Evil 3: Nemesis that comes packaged with the multiplayer side game Resident Evil: Resistance.
To say that things are looking up for Capcom’s survival horror franchise would be an understatement. Now everyone is looking towards the future of the series and hoping to get any type of official news about the 8th mainline entry. The gaming rumor mill recently went crazy about that very game, and they sound insane (in a good way, though).
Now, these juicy tidbits of information seem to have been linked to a version of the game that is no longer in development, but they’re still interesting nonetheless. So RE7’s Ethan Winters was said to be returning alongside Chris Redfield to take on the undead, werewolf-like creatures, and an invisible entity whose stalking behavior would keep players unhinged throughout much of the game.
Now that it appears as if Capcom has gone back to the drawing board for the next Resident Evil, those ideas may still be implemented or changed altogether. If Capcom is willing to hear us out for a moment, we’d like to offer some ideas of our own that could make their next horror-tinged project a memorable one.