Resident Evil 8 Release Date, System Requirements, Trailer & Story

After the announcement of Resident Evil 8 Village at the PlayStation 5 reveal event in June 2020 fans are now eagerly waiting for the game to release. Capcom has revealed the year for Resident Evil 8 release date and the year is 2021. It is going to be the tenth main entry in the Resident Evil series, and the sequel to Resident Evil 7: Biohazard and is scheduled to be released for Xbox Series X, PlayStation 5 and Microsoft Windows.

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The reveal was a little surprising considering Capcom has already released two Resident Evil games since the start of 2019, the much-praised Resident Evil 2 and Resident Evil 3 remakes. Witches, werewolves, and a snowy village are some of the things that we know so far.
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The logo of the game – the gold colouring highlights the Roman numeral “VIII” (8) as a detailed means to symbolise that this is the eighth main Resident Evil game.

Resident Evil 8 Release Date

Resident Evil 8: Village is going to be the next and eighth main instalment in Capcom’s popular series Resident Evil. According to some reliable insider Dusk Golem and verified by VGC, Resident Evil 8 is currently slated to arrive on current and next-generation consoles in 2021. The development of the game was started in early 2017.

Similar to its prequel the game will feature the first-person perspective with the return of lead hero Ethan Winters. Capcom has been successful in designing new games in its current franchises. The game will be launched on PlayStation 5, Microsoft Windows and Xbox Series X gaming platforms.

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We do not have an official Resident Evil 8 release date right now however, Capcom has said that it expects to release the game sometime in 2021 and that is what was announced during Sony’s Future of Gaming event where we witnessed the first look of the game. Looking on the patterns produced by previous Capcom releases, the game could be launched shortly next year in January, March or April.

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Resident Evil 8 System Requirements

Here are the Resident Evil 8: Village minimum and recommended predicted system requirements.

Resident Evil 8 Minimum System Requirements (Predicted)

  • CPU: Intel Core i5-6400 or AMD FX-6350 or better
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • OS: Windows 7, 8.1, 10 (64-BIT Required)
  • PIXEL SHADER: 5.0
  • VERTEX SHADER: 5.0
  • DEDICATED VIDEO RAM: 2048 MB
  • VIDEO CARD: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 or AMD Radeon R7 265 with 2GB Video RAM

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Resident Evil 8 Recommended System Requirements (Predicted)

  • CPU: Intel Core i7-4770 or AMD FX-9590 or better
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • OS: Windows 10 (64-BIT Required)
  • PIXEL SHADER: 5.1
  • VERTEX SHADER: 5.1
  • DEDICATED VIDEO RAM: 3072 MB
  • VIDEO CARD: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 or AMD Radeon RX 480 with 3GB VRAM

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Resident Evil 8 Trailer

The first look of Resident Evil 8: Village we witnessed during Sony’s PS5 gameplay reveal had werewolves and witches and a surprise return of Chris Redfield at the end. While the trailer introduced a mysterious story-content, there was not much gameplay content. Check out the Resident Evil 8 Trailer below:

Resident Evil 8 Story

Capcom has not revealed a lot about Resident Evil 8: Village story. The protagonist of Resident Evil 7: Biohazard, Ethan Winters, is the protagonist here too. The events will take place in a dark snowy European village.

The plot is set a few years after the events of the Baker Mansion in Resident Evil 7: Biohazard. During a press release following the Sony PS5 reveal event on June 11 Capcom’s Kellen Haney said about the story: “Ethan’s world suddenly comes crashing down once again when Chris Redfield, an unexpected yet familiar face makes an appearance, setting off a chain of events that sees a distraught Ethan seeking answers to Chris’s shocking actions, and ultimately finding him in a mysterious village.”

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The next generation of survival horror is rising in 2021 in the form of Resident Evil 8, the eighth major game in the Resident Evil series. With ultra-realistic graphics powered by the RE Engine, fight for your survival as danger hides around every corner. If you found this article, Resident Evil 8 Release Date, System Requirements, Trailer & Story helpful then do share it with your friends. Let us know what are your thoughts on Resident Evil Village in the comments below!

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