Resident Evil developers are playtesting a secret new game

The team behind Resident Evil has revealed they’re developing a new game and they’re asking for Resi fans to help test it.

Ever since Monster Hunter: World became a global hit last year Capcom has been on a roll, with the Resident Evil 2 remake and Devil May Cry 5 helping them record one of their most successful, and lucrative, years ever.

But they had an unusually quiet E3 this year, with only Iceborne on show, and there’s no real clue what they’re working on next – other than that a Resident Evil 3 remake now seems inevitable.

That may be what they’re asking fans in Japan to help out with at the moment, although it’s probably best not to assume anything given the vagueness of the email.

As translated by fan site Biohaze, Capcom has sent out emails in Japan to ask for ‘Biohazard Ambassadors’ (Biohazard is the Japanese name for Resident Evil) to help test a game that’s currently in development.

That does imply it’s a Resident Evil game, although technically the Capcom Division 1 studio also works on Devil May Cry and would likely also be involved in the much hoped for Dino Crisis remake.

Capcom are asking for people who have played Resident Evil before, so the chances that it’s a new Resi game of some sort seems very high.

There have been plenty of spin-offs, of varying quality, over the years though so it’s not necessarily the Resident Evil 3 remake. Indeed, it’s probably about time we started hearing about Resident Evil 8, which hasn’t even been mentioned by Capcom yet.

According to the email the playtesting will happen on September 8 or 9, which is probably a bit too close to the Tokyo Game Show on 12 September to hope for an annoucement there.

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