Enter the Village: Resident Evil 8


Boidurjya Ganguly


Jun, 13.2020

When it comes to horror games, few games are as iconic as the Resident Evil series. Honestly, the series needs little introduction. Whether you played the first game back in 1996, the last two remakes of Resident Evil 2 and 3, the phenomenal Resident Evil 4 or the forgettable fifth or sixth instalments we can all agree on playing at least one of these games. However, a standout was Resident Evil 7 which took the game away from the action-focused 5 and 6 instalments and to its survival horror roots.

To be precise Resident Evil 7: Biohazard was a first-person survival horror game where you played as Ethan Winters who was looking for this wife in the Baker family estate and in doing so came in contact with unspeakable horrors in true resident evil design. It was dark, gritty, frantic and truly had some real terror to unleash making it a game which was received positively by critics and gamers alike. It literally begged for a sequel. 

And now after three years we finally get a look at the sequel trailer.  Resident Evil 8 is back in first-person but every thing else looks quite different. There are swarms of terrifying insects, witches, castles covered in snow and a rundown isolated village. It has a real anime tone to it and the village may provide the players with a larger and more terrifying world to step carefully in. The graphics and sound design look phenomenal as well.

Here’s what we know of the plot till now- Resident Evil 8 takes place a few years after Resident Evil 7: Biohazard, where Ethan Winters went to Louisiana to search for his missing wife Mia. Resident Evil Village will see the couple reunited putting the horror of their experiences in the Baker’s plantation behind them. However, trouble begins when Chris Redfield a returning character from the 7th game returns igniting a chain of events which results in Ethan ultimately finding him in a mysterious village. 

This game will also focus more on combat and exploration. Ethan will now obviously have a bigger area including maybe to explore including maybe a forest area and tougher foes to face. The trailer looks absolutely terrifying and looks absolutely spectacular. Given that this game will be coming out on the next generation of consoles, the graphics will be miles ahead of the previous one. The release date is still to be announced but we can probably expect this game after the PS5 launch so during or after holiday 2020 would be a good estimate. Here is the link for the trailer: