Rumor: New Resident Evil Revelations game coming soon after Village
Infamous Resident Evil leaker/rumormonger Dusk Golem is at it again, this time offering up the idea that not only is Capcom working on a new Revelations chapter of the Resident Evil franchise, but also that it’s coming relatively soon.
According to Dusk Golem’s tweets, the game will be coming “within a year of Village’s release date,” and that it will hit “as part of [Capcom’s] 25th anniversary celebrations, along with Village.”
Supposedly, the game started out life as Resident Evil Revelations 3, but is currently known as “Resident Evil Outrage.” From there, in a post on Resetera, Dusk Golem goes into more background on what they’ve heard about the game, and how there was some initial confusion between it and Resident Evil Village.
The post goes on to say that this new game was supposedly being developed with the Nintendo Switch in mind, connecting to a line from the tweets stating that it was “almost definitely going to be a Switch timed exclusive.”
As well, the game is said to star spunky S.T.A.R.S. medic Rebecca Chambers, who “is no longer white.” That may seem like a weird statement to make, but as Dusk Golem points out—and which I can also confirm—Capcom has a history of basing Rebecca’s ever-changing look on Japanese celebrities or models, including her appearance in the original Resident Evil 0 which was based on Japanese pop singer Ayumi Hamasaki. So, according to this rumor, Rebecca may now make the jump to being a fully Asian character.
As is the case with anything like this, take all of these details with a huge grain of salt until we potentially have more concrete information that points to such a game existing.
However, I will say this: Capcom has been pushing for a constant stream of new Resident Evil releases in recent years, swinging back-and-forth between the new era of the series found in RE VII and Village and more classic-feeling titles seems like a great idea to me, and the Switch has definitely been missing out on the zombie-killing fun. So, while the rumored timing of its release may seem a tad quick, the idea of such a game currently being in development definitely doesn’t sound crazy.
Mollie got her start in games media via the crazy world of gaming fanzines, and now works at EGM with the goal of covering all of the weird Japanese and niche releases that nobody else on staff cares about. She’s active in the gaming community on a personal level, and an outspoken voice on topics such as equality in gaming, consumer rights, and good UI.