Capcom's upcoming entry into the Resident Evil series, Resident Evill VIllage, has just shown off a brand new trailer at the PlayStation Showcase. The new trailer goes a little bit 'Tim Burton' with some of the cutscenes, and seemingly confirmed that Chris Redfield will be returning, but as a bad guy this time. At least that's the case if his attitude in the trailer is anything to go by. It looks like the plot is going to be going full cult if the Hot Fuzz-esque scene towards the end of the trailer isn't taken dramatically out of context, but it's pretty clear that Resident Evil VIllage will be following very closely in the footsteps of Resi 7 stylistically and narratively.
The setting this time is much more open than the previous game's classic spooky mansion. This time Ethan Winters finds himself in a snowy mountain village (hence the title), and presumably has to deal with your standard grab bag of monsters, zombies, and cultists to try and survive long enough to discover whatever evil secret he's searching for. The trailer goes a bit 'Tim Burton' at times too, but how much this will play into the actual gameplay of the title is as of yet completely unknown.
You can check out the trailer below, but you'd best make sure that there are no squeamish people or young children around. They probably wouldn't appreciate the frankly horrifying close up of an old, creepy woman's face at the mid-way point of the video, let alone the mountain cult and all the monster that are shown off. Though there is a slightly hint at a feature from Resident Evil 4 coming back towards the end that will make any old-school series fans cream in their jeans.
Resident Evil VIllage will be releasing in 2021 for PS5, Xbox One, and PC.