According to a recent post on the NeoGAF forums, the next Resident Evil game will be revealed at E3. The person who started the rumor goes by the name of News Bot and is allegedly a reliable source of information. Still, we advise you to take this with a grain of salt until we hear something from official sources. Resident Evil was already the subject of similar rumors in April as well. Back then, the Japanese newspaper Sankei Shimbun said that Capcom will be announcing Resident Evil 7 for PS4 at this year’s expo.
While the NeoGAF post also speaks of an E3 reveal, the leaker doesn’t give us a name for the upcoming game. However, he does say that we should’t expect “7” to be part of its title. Instead of being a direct sequel to Resident Evil 6, it will most likely be a spin-off, similar to Resident Evil: Revelations. News Bot followed up by sharing some details regarding the new game in response to a skeptic user. “There are three returning characters. Two female and one male. Two haven’t been seen in over a decade and one has never had an “in-game” appearance. Guess away. That’s more than enough.”
“Regarding the one who doesn’t appear in-game, I should be a little more specific(because I’m sure someone will call me a liar for being too general). They are mentioned in games but are a background character with no “active” appearance yet. It’s not someone from the movies/comics.” A previous rumor suggested that Alice from the Resident Evil movies will appear in the next title. According to the leaker this is not the case unfortunately, but we do hope he’s wrong on this one. A RE game with Alice as the main protagonist sounds like a great idea to be honest.
Since we’re talking rumors and speculations, another seemingly credible source shared something about this recently. The info comes from a French website(biohazardfrance.com) with a very solid reputation, and generally considered to be reliable. “It (the E3 reveal) is soon yes, but I never said it’ll be Resident Evil 7”, said one of the forum users. He also added that “One thing is for sure, fans will scrutinize their screens during coming days and weeks and this is where the REVELATION will unfold .” The bottom line is that both sources say we should expect the next Resident Evil to be featured at E3. Also, the game will not be a sequel, but most likely a spin-off like Revelations.
Fortunately, E3 2014 is closing in fast which means we don’t have to wait long until we find out if this is true or not. We’ll make sure to let you know as soon as we learn something new so stay tuned for more news and updates.