Resident Evil Village is now over, and it's safe to say it's one of Capcom's most outlandish creations yet. The locals have laid down their pitchforks. All of Donna Beneviento's frightening dolls have been returned to their dollhouse.
Players know Village is only the second part of a planned Winters trilogy, making it the Star Wars: Episode V – A New Hope of the evil story. Little wonder information for Resident Evil 9 is scarce, given that Village hasn't yet come to an end.
Even if the Four Lords and Mother Miranda have bowed out in a proper Resi manner, the drama is far from done. Some of the characters do, at least. Here's all we know about Resident Evil 9, including possible time travel, a continuation of Chris Redfield's tale, and the possibility to play as a Bio Organic Weapon.
Is There Going to Be a Resident Evil 9?
Even before Village slithered its way into consoles and PCs, Capcom stated that Resident Evil 9 would be coming. The developer has been churning out entries in this filthy world of nefarious organisations and slow-moving undead since 1996.
In the wake of Resident Evil: Code: Veronica and Resident Evil: Revelations, Capcom may no longer be able to use Roman numerals in titles. As a result, another game simmering in the abyss should come as no surprise. There are, however, rumors that RE9 will be the final numbered entry in the series.
Despite the fact that we already know this will be the final instalment in the RE7 trilogy, might it also be an end to the tale and characters that we've grown to know since the beginning?
The Village's primary campaign has a number of interesting twists that brought it back to Umbrella's origins. Village may have acted as a climax to the story and a place of departure, as the lore developed in Resident Evil 5.
With a speculated time leap in the works for RE9, it may be time to close off those remaining narrative lines left behind by the Umbrella Corporation, its former workers, and the numerous viruses.
Characters of Resident Evil 9
Rose Winters takes center stage in Resident Evil 9. In spite of the fact that she was kidnapped as a baby and spent the bulk of Village as a babbling infant, the post-credits sequence took the plot into the future.
The Bioterrorism Security Assessment Alliance (BSAA) agent with sunglasses was keeping an eye on Rose as she grew older (BSAA). While it's possible Chris has fallen or rejoined his previous organization, the leading game concluded with him and Mia charting a route to the European headquarters of the BSAA.
Because of the post-credits sequence when Chris is mentioned, Rose knows that he will at least appear in her future. Ada Wong was initially scheduled to appear in Village's artwork, which has since been removed.
Ada's return for RE9 makes a lot of sense, even if she doesn't receive her own Village DLC. Claire Redfield, Leon S. Kennedy, and Jill Valentine are all obvious candidates for a return to the show.
Seeing Albert Wesker come back to life is a long shot, but it would be amazing if it happened. Because of what we've learned from Village, nothing is beyond reach. As Village came to a peculiar finish, a second ghost from the past was mysteriously hinted at by that.
The story's final scene depicts an unknown stranger approaching Rose and her escorts despite Ethan Winters' death in Village. Ethan himself has been decoded by players who have delved deep into the game.
Even though Village said that “the father's tale is finally ended,” we're not buying it. Instead, Capcom could have just utilised his character model as a placeholder.
Release Date for Resident Evil 9
Guessing when Resident Evil 9 is going to be released is like trying to solve one of the most difficult puzzles in the series' history. Resident Evil 6 was released in 2012, three years after the release of Resident Evil 5, while Resident Evil 7 was released five years after the release of Resident Evil 5. As a result, it took four years between RE7's departure and the first two Winters games.
Director of Games Morimasa Sato said to IGN that Village began production roughly 18 months before RE7 was even launched, indicating that RE9 is well into the development process.
However, this does not rule out the possibility of a decline before 2025. Resident Evil 2 and Resident Evil 3: Nemesis remakes were also launched by Capcom in 2019 and 2020.
Resident Evil 4's remaster might replace the gothic-shaped hole in our lives, even though RE9 is still a long time away. When it comes to mythology and the capacity to constantly reimagine a long-shuffling series, Village lifted the standard. When it comes to Resident Evil 9, it's like Mr. X, an unstoppable murdering machine.
As much as we'd like to see Lady Dimitrescu reprise her role as Resident Evil 9's protagonist, we're eager to see what Capcom has up its sleeve.
Platforms for Resident Evil 9
In light of the fact that neither Microsoft nor Sony have been able to acquire Capcom, we don't anticipate this to alter. Resident Evil 9 is expected to be released simultaneously for PS5, Xbox Series X/S, and PC.
Capcom's Resident Evil Village “Maiden” demo, for example, prioritised Sony in a gameplay teaser. Since its 2024 release date is so far out, the PS4 and Xbox One aren't going to have a chance to play the game.
Resident Evil Village DLC
Even while it isn't directly related to Resident Evil 9, the long-rumored Resident Evil Village DLC now has a firm release date in stone. The Mercenaries multiplayer minigame, the Shadow of Rose narrative DLC, and a new option to play the whole game from a third-person perspective are all included in the Winters' Expansion.
Fans of the previous games will like the third-person perspective, as will those who are getting ready for the Resident Evil 4 remake. As you can see, Capcom, the game's creator, has a lot on their plate right now, so don't expect Resident Evil 9 any time soon.