Capcom is pretty busy with the Resident Evil series as of late and aside from the DLCs for Resident Evil 7, the developer is also working on the remake of Resident Evil 2. Under our noses, Capcom has apparently been working on an unannounced project which could very well be Resident Evil Revelations 3.
Resident Evil expert Alex ‘cvxfreak’ Aniel recently shared a translation of the Japanese interview from Resident Evil 7 director Koshi Nakanishi and Resident Evil Revelations 2 director Yasuhiro Anpo, reports Stevivor. Fans should be very excited as the pair has revealed small but important details on the next Resident Evil title to expect.
Anpo said in the interview, “I can’t announce anything yet, but as of now, I’ve been developing a certain product. Please look forward to it.” Aside from this, there was nothing else said about the next game. Stevivor tried to get a statement from Capcom regarding the unannounced title but even the developer itself is keeping a tight lip on details.
Fans are very excited as to what this game could be and many signs point to the unannounced title being Resident Evil Revelations 3. The first game in the Revelations series was critically acclaimed and the former 3DS exclusive eventually made its way onto consoles because of its popularity.
If Resident Evil Revelations 3 is indeed coming, then it could come after the release of Resident Evil 2 Remake. Just recently, series producer Hiroyuki Kobayashi told Collider that the anticipated remake is set to release “soon”.
In 2016, Capcom released Resident Evil Revelations 2, which was not as great as the first game but is still a decent Resident Evil in its own right. The second game had cliffhanger ending that hints that another installment in the series. In it, Natalia is hinted to have been overtaken by a virus from Alex Wesker.
While the events of the second game opens up the possibilities of a sequel, what makes it more likely is that the Revelations series is a pretty decent set of titles and has its own following. It brought survival horror in a time when Capcom went action-oriented with their games. Fans are clamoring for more of the series, especially if Capcom can make it a traditional survival horror experience.
Back in April, Capcom said they have already confirmed some plans to “evolve survival horror” in their next game. Some believe this could be Resident Evil 8, though we can’t expect the next mainline entry to come soon as there has always been major gaps between each mainline entries. Resident Evil 7 for example, launched five years after Resident Evil 6 and this entry launched three years after Resident Evil 5. At best, fans can only hope that Capcom was referring to Revelations 3.