When the impending Resident Evil Village it was first announced last month, we thought it was called Resident Evil 8: Village. It is not! The game is called simply Resident Evil Village. There is a reason for this.
Because? After all, the game is a sequel Resident Evil 7: Biohazard. So, shouldn’t he have the number eight?
In this week’s Weekly Famitsu, game producers Tsuyoshi Kanda and Peter Fabiano were asked for just that. They said yes, this is a direct sequel to Resident Evil 7: Biohazard, completing that story. So why is this not called Resident Evil 8? Here is Famitsu’s question, together with the producers’ answer:
Q. In the Village logo there is the number VIII, so why wasn’t it the Resident Evil 8 title?
A. You could call the current Village another character in the game, and we did it because we would like the players to understand it.
Q. What is the official abbreviation for the game: RE8 or Village?
A. There is really no official abbreviation, but we would be happy if I remembered Village.
Hrm. I wonder if Capcom will eventually release to Resident Evil 8 numbered game. Maybe not, because the logo for Resident Evil 7: Biohazard he used the numbers VII in the logo.
Elsewhere in Famitsu questions and answers, Capcom has revealed that from the planning stage, he has been working on the game for three and a half years and the game is set in Europe. More things will be revealed about the game at Famitsu next month.