With E3 right around the corner, upcoming game announcement rumors have been circling the Internet. Kantan Games CEO Dr. Serkan Toto recently shared on Twitter that Resident Evil 7 is currently in development.
It appears that the game will be going back to its horror roots, and more information about it will be revealed at this year’s E3 Conference. Jordan Amaro, who previously worked as a designer for Kojima Productions, has also been hired to work on the next chapter of the Resident Evil series.
Fans of the series have also been producing good feedback on Twitter in regards to Toto’s announcement.
“You definitely just made my day.” –@Pamelaine user quipped.
“OMGOSH! Resident Evil 7! I’m extremely excited! thank you so much for sharing this big news sir!” – @hamid111783 made himself heard.
“The hype is fucking real.” –@embryogreen kept it short and sweet.
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With Umbrella Corps releasing shortly, the hype for Resident Evil is most certainly real. The competitive shooter is bound to have its fans, but Capcom has also stated that it will serve as a “warm up” for a “full-scale offensive” to be released during the second half of the fiscal year, which ends in March 2017.
“Moving forward I can see us focusing even more on the horror aspect and fear in the series, and see us making something scarier than we have already.” -Masachika Kawata
Going back to the original horror roots of the first few Resident Evil installments is something that Capcom has been wanting to do for quite some time now. Before Resident Evil: Revelations was release back in 2013, game producer Masachika Kawata mentioned their intention to revisit “what Resident Evil is and what makes it appealing to fans.”
“I think we’ll get a lot of input from the fanbase and the media on what it means for Resident Evil, and what it could mean for the future of the series. We’ll definitely be looking at that as a signpost for where we need to be going next.” -Masachika Kawata
If you’re a fan of the Resident Evil series, or just a fan of horror games in general, this year’s E3 Conference should be an exciting one to witness.