Resident Evil 8 was officially announced at the PlayStation 5 The Future of Gaming event. The game’s full title is Resident Evil Village, with the Roman numeral for eight highlighted in the logo – just as the rumors claimed.

The rumors were actually right about a lot of things, but before we get into that – watch the Resident Evil Village announcement trailer in all it’s Resident Evil glory below.

Resident Evil 8 takes place a few years after the events of Resident Evil 7. Ethan and Mia are trying to put the horror of the Baker’s plantation behind them and live a normal life. But the darkness eventually finds them again.

One night, Chris Redfield drops in for a visit and sets off a chain of events that “sees a distraught Ethan seeking answers to Chris’s shocking actions, and ultimately finding him in a mysterious village.” You can see Chris shooting Mia in clod blood right at the end of the trailer.

You’ll play as Ethan, once again in first-person, as he explores the titular village and a nearby castle. The setting is somewhat similar to that of Resident Evil 4, where Leon S. Kennedy searches an unnamed Spanish village for the kidnapped U.S. President’s daughter.

According to the game’s producers, RE8 puts a greater emphasis on action (again, just like RE4). It will also use the RE engine, and will feature no loading times.

Another piece of information we can gather from the “special developer message” above is the game’s key art. It shows an emblem of sorts – probably a cult’s symbol. The emblem is made of a circle of twigs (like a bird’s nest or even a crown of thrones), four crow wings, and a metallic circle (a halo perhaps?). In the middle, there’s a creepy deformed fetus.

A few rumors suggested Mia might be pregnant in the game, and that her baby plays a significant role in the game’s plot. Maybe Umbrella, or whoever ends up being the antagonist, is after the baby, and that’s why Chris decides to kill Mia.

Anyway, the trailer provides a few more mysteries and details for fans to go through, like who’s that vampire-looking lady, or the werewolf-like beast? Why don’t you give it another watch or seven?

Resident Evil 8, or Resident Evil Village if you prefer, will be released on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, and PC in 2021.

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