When will Resident Evil 8 be released?

All we know so far is that Resident Evil 8 is coming in 2021.

That's after the launch of the PS5 and Xbox Series X, which are both set to be available from the 2020 holiday season.

What platforms will Resident Evil 8 be playable on?

Resident Evil 8 was revealed during Sony's PS5 game reveal, but it's also coming to Xbox Series X, along with PC.

Watch the trailer

We only have one trailer for the game so far, the official reveal trailer that takes its sweet time confirming that this even is Resident Evil 8 at all:

What will the gameplay be like?

Leaks before the game's release suggested that Resident Evil 8 started life as a spin-off in the Revelations sub-franchise, and the slightly wild tone of the trailer suggests that might well be true.

The game picks up with Ethan and Mia from Resident Evil 7, now settled down for a happily ever after until Chris Redfield rocks up again to ruin things. That drags Ethan off on a journey to a rural village where things look...weird.

It's first-person, much like Resident Evil 7, but reportedly features a greater focus on combat and exploration, a bit more in-line with the other mainline games.

It's also clearly breaking away from zombies once again, with werewolves among the new nasties to deal with. Between that and the village we're getting strong Resident Evil 4 vibes, which can only be a good thing.