After almost four years without a main entry Resident Evil title, and a business model more built around remasters of older games, it’s easy to wonder what is next for Capcom. After the lukewarm initial reception of Street Fighter V earlier this year, the developer is turning to the future.
“In the fiscal year ending March 31, 2017, the Company is scheduled to release… ‘Resident Evil Umbrella Corps’ (for PlayStation 4 and PC) of the ‘Resident Evil’ series, which marked its 20th anniversary in March 2016, as warm up to the full-scale offensive planned for the second half of the year,” the statement reads. “Additionally, the Company is also scheduled to launch ‘Ace Attorney 6’ (for the Nintendo 3DS system) and ‘Monster Hunter Stories’ (for the Nintendo 3DS system).”
While it can be read as a hint at a possible Resident Evil 7, it can also be understood simply as a wide range of games, starting with the shipment of Resident Evil Umbrella Corps. If there is a seventh entry in the Resident Evil series, we will likely see it at this year’s quickly approaching E3.
In the meantime, Capcom rereleased Resident Evil 6 on PS4 and Xbox One back in March. Resident Evil 5, and then 4, are scheduled to follow later this year. Meanwhile, Umbrella Corps, a competitive third-person shooter set in the Resident Evil universe, was scheduled to release this month, but was recently delayed to June 21.
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