Update: Capcom has responded to Stevivor’s enquiry with a rather unhelpful response.
“No announcements have been made,” Capcom told Stevivor early this morning.
We’ll update this story as more becomes available.
Original story: A translated interview on Capcom’s website suggests the publisher is hard at work on an unannounced Resident Evil title.
Resident Evil expert Alex ‘cvxfreak’ Aniel has translated a Japanese interview with Resident Evil 7 Director Kōshi Nakanishi and Resident Evil: Revelations 2 Director Yasuhiro Anpo for Stevivor. The interview specifically references the unannounced title.
“This time, I focused on making a game about fear, but one must not forget about the existing characters and stories,” Nakanishi said of Resident Evil 7, as translated by Aniel. “By creating a pillar that says ‘Resident Evil is a scary game,’ we’ve also managed to make it easier to develop/iterate on other elements of Resident Evil as well.
“Also, there are many creators at Capcom, including myself, who love Resident Evil, and Anpo-san has something worthy praise that’s in development as well,” Nakanishi added, laughing.
“I can’t announce anything yet, but as of now, I’ve been developing a certain product,” Anpo responded. “Please look forward to it.”
The interview was originally published on 23 March 2017, more than a week after Capcom’s confirmation that the original Resident Evil: Revelations would be ported to Xbox One and PS4. It’s unlikely Anpo and Nakanishi are referring to that title. That said, it is possible Anpo and Nakanishi are working together on a piece of unannounced Resident Evil 7 DLC.
In addition to Resident Evil: Revelations, Capcom has also confirmed it’s hard at work on a Resident Evil 2 remake. Resident Evil 7′s “Not a Hero” DLC is also up for release on Windows PC, Xbox One and PS4 at an unspecified date.
We’ve gone to Capcom for comment on this unannounced title.
Thanks as always, cvxfreak!