Since its reveal, it hasn’t been exactly clear whether to include numerals in Resident Evil Village’s title. In a recent interview, developer Capcom said it omitted the number entirely from the title to focus in on the game’s setting.
Speaking with Famitsu (translated by Kotaku), Resident Evil Village producers Tsuyoshi Kanda and Peter Fabiano were asked why the game’s title omits the roman numeral for eight that was featured in the trailer.
“You could call the actual Village another character in the game, and we did that because we would like players to understand that”, the pair answered, before expressing their hope for players to abbreviate the game with “Village” and not “RE8”.
That’s a tough ask, given that Resident Evil Village is a direct sequel to Resident Evil 7 and the conclusion to its story. Village will once again star Ethan Winters, who just can’t seem to escape the world he was introduced to in the previous game. It will also see series stalwart Chris Redfield return as the pair seek survival in a new spooky town filled with all sorts of monsters, including werewolves.
Resident Evil Village is slated to launch on Xbox Series X, PS5, and PC sometime in 2021. There have been annual Resident Evil games for the past three years now, with a remake of Resident Evil 3 launching earlier this year.
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