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Resident Evil 9 development update isn't what we wanted to hear

Resident Evil 9 development update isn't what we wanted to hear

Can we just have a Code: Veronica remake, please?

Resident Evil is one of Capcom’s most popular franchises and every release is a major deal bringing in a bucket load of cash for the Japanese company.

In 2023, Capcom treated us to the Resident Evil 4 remake following the success of the Resident Evil 2 and 3 remakes from 2019 and 2020, respectively. However, in 2021, we were treated to a new story and the conclusion of the Ethan Winters saga with Resident Evil Village considered to be Resident Evil 8.

Check out the Resident Evil Village trailer below!

Capcom hasn't announced which Resident Evil game will arrive next but speculation has been making the rounds that Resident Evil 9 could be next given that the last release was the Resident Evil 4 remake. However, that might not be the case according to a recent rumour.

Capcom’s next entry in the series could likely be a remake of 2009’s Resident Evil 5, as much as fans would love to see a remake of Resident Evil Code: Veronica, a game chronologically set in between RE2 and RE4.

As reported by Game Rant via known industry leaker AestheticGamer, it’s claimed that the release of Resident Evil 9 may have been internally delayed by Capcom. What’s more, it’s also claimed that the reveal and release date for Resident Evil 9 might not happen until 2025.

However, there seems to be some good news despite the Resident Evil 9 development update that none of us wanted to hear. AestheticGamer claims that they have “seen it suggested” that a different Resident Evil game will be released between now and Resident Evil 9, and is considered to be “pretty funny” and would “catch a lot of people off guard.”

If those above comments are true, it could rule out us seeing a proper remake before Resident Evil 9, so what else could it be? Other than main entries in the series, Capcom has a plethora of spin-off titles it could re-release.

If Capcom wanted to catch fans off guard, Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles and The Darkside Chronicles are both light gun games that would be ideally suited for VR. Then we have the multiplayer games, Resident Evil Outbreak and Operation Raccoon City.

Neither of the above four titles I mentioned would be considered funny but it might catch some fans off guard. That being said, I can’t see Resident Evil: Revelations 3 being released between now and 2025, but we never know.

There are plenty of spin-off titles that fans would be caught off guard with and would enjoy, but as for being funny, I’m not so sure. Capcom wouldn't release the Nintendo Game Boy Color spin-off Resident Evil Gaiden on main consoles, would it?

Personally, I’d be over the moon with the original Resident Evil trilogy receiving the Metal Gear Solid: Master Collection Vol.1 treatment to help tide us over until the next major release. Hopefully, Capcom will reveal all soon.

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