Resident Evil 9 Finally Confirmed: Everything You Need to Know

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Capcom has finally confirmed they’re making Resident Evil 9, the next big game in their storied survival horror franchise.

In Capcom NEXT Summer 2024Koshi Nakanishi, the director of Resident Evil 7: Biohazard, revealed that the next entry in the series is now in development. He says:

“It was really difficult to figure out what to do after Resident Evil 7, But I found it, and to be honest, it feels substantial. I can’t share any details just yet, but I hope you’re excited for the day I can.”

We don’t know much about it yet, but fans are hoping it’ll be as good as Resident Evil 7, which really changed things up.

Nakanishi has worked on other Resident Evil games too, like Mercenaries 3D and Revelations. These games helped make the series fresh and exciting again.

Capcom is not just working on Resident Evil 9, though. They also gave us the release date of some other cool games coming out:

  • The Dead Rising Deluxe Remaster is set to release on September 19th, featuring improved graphics and quality-of-life upgrades.
  • Resident Evil 7 is launching on iOS on July 2nd, bringing the horror experience to mobile devices.
  • Kunitsu-Gami: Path of the Goddess, a new tower defense game inspired by Japanese mythology, is getting a demo ahead of its July 19th release.

What Can We Expect from the Resident Evil 9?

Although the official story, gameplay, and character details have not been revealed, over the past two years, we see tons of rumors and leaks that have provided some fascinating possibilities for the upcoming iteration.

Here are all the recent rumors and leaks:

In August 2022, according to a 4chan leak discussed by YouTuber Residence of Evil:

  • Resident Evil 9’s working title is “Resident Evil Apocalypse
  • The game could be set in western North America, featuring caves, forests, and rivers
  • The story might revolve around the ninth moon cycle, introducing monsters like Wendigos
  • mysterious woman in a regal gold and brown dress might appear

In June 2023, according to Twitter user Chris Marx:

  • Chris Redfield could be the main playable protagonist
  • Legacy characters like Jill Valentine, Claire Redfield, and Leon S. Kennedy might appear
  • The game could focus more on action than horror
  • Resident Evil 9 might be released in the latter half of 2024
  • Capcom would announce the game by the end of 2023 (which did not happen)

In October 2023, according to leaker DuskGolem on Discord:

  • Resident Evil 9 might have the highest budget and longest development period in the series
  • The game could serve as both a conclusion to past events and the beginning of a new chapter

In February 2024, according to leaker DuskGolem:

  • There might be at least five Resident Evil games currently in development
  • One of these projects could be released in late 2026 or early 2027

In March 2024, according to leaker DuskGolem on Twitter:

  • Resident Evil 9 could feature open-world gameplay
  • The game might be building on Dragon’s Dogma 2‘s RE Engine capabilities for open-world design

In May 2024, according to a PS5 game listing from PlayAsia:

  • The game might be titled “Resident Evil 9: Revenant Shadows
  • It could tell “a fresh story” with both new characters and familiar faces
  • The game might be set in a “terrifying world filled with new threats and mysteries
  • In addition to Resident Evil 9, several other Resident Evil projects in development:A potential remake of Resident Evil 5, A possible remaster or remake of Resident Evil – Code: Veronica, An HD remaster of Resident Evil Zero for PS5

When Can We Expect Resident Evil 9 to Be Released?

As of now, there is no official release date for Resident Evil 9. However, considering that the game has just been confirmed to be in development, it’s likely that we won’t see it hit shelves until 2025.

Capcom appears to be investing heavily in this project, with rumors suggesting it has the highest budget and longest development period of any Resident Evil game to date.

How Will Resident Evil 9 Compare to Previous Entries?

While it’s too early to make definitive comparisons, early indications suggest that Resident Evil 9 could be a significant evolution for the series:

  • It may have a larger scope and budget than previous entries.
  • The game could potentially serve as both a conclusion to past storylines and the beginning of a new chapter for the franchise.
  • If the open-world rumors are true, it could represent the biggest change in gameplay style since Resident Evil 7’s shift to a first-person perspective.

We’ll have to wait and see how Resident Evil 9 turns out, but with Nakanishi in charge and all these exciting rumors, fans have a lot to look forward to!

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