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 launching in late 2020.

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:

The second trailer gives us more spooky scene-setting, and a little gameplay, but also a first look at what appears to be some very sinister Tim Burton-inspired stop-motion animation:

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 trailers 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.

The second trailer doubles down on the creepy Eastern European vibes, especially in a folk tale that draws heavily on creepy stop-motion animation classics like The Nightmare Before Christmas.

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.

That's clearly intentional going by the end of the second trailer, which reveals the game's new Merchant. He's not the same as Resi 4's iconic salesman, but Capcom is clearly banking on ''Window shop away'' achieving a bit of viral success here.