Will Resident Evil 8 Take Place In The Wider Resident Evil Universe?

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When we first picked up Resident Evil 7: Biohazard, many were surprised the game looked completely different than a “traditional” Resident Evil game. While it doesn’t play like one of the older titles, it still exists in the canonical Resident Evil storyline.

The Connection Is Very Subtle (Until The End)

When we say “subtle,” we mean “subtle,” because the only references are found across paintings and print.

An example of the subtly (one many will miss because they’re running around the household trying to avoid the seemingly invincible inhabitants) is a painting showing the Arklay Mountains, about seven years before the events of the first Resident Evil game.

The Ending Of Resident Evil 7: Biohazard

If you still haven’t played Resident Evil 7: Biohazard, then you should probably stop reading. If you have finished it, then you can speculate with us now.

During the final battle of Resident Evil 7: Biohazard, the player is gifted with a powerful weapon: the Albert-01. This gun looks very similar to the Samurai Edges that first appeared in the Resident Evil 3: Nemesis game.

If it isn’t already an obvious connection to the canonical universe, a man claiming to be “Redfield” emerges from a helicopter adorned with a blue Umbrella Corporation logo.

Is this the real Chris Redfield? The same Chris Redfield shown in the Resident Evil Village trailers?

Why was the Umbrella Corporation logo blue? There are so many questions because the “Redfield” at the end of Resident Evil 7: Biohazard doesn’t look anything like the one who shows up in the Resident Evil 8 trailer to murder Ethan’s wife, Mia. The clean-cut hero at the end of the RE7 shows up a bit bulkier in the Resident Evil Village trailer.

Is Resident Evil Village Part Of The Resident Evil Canonical Universe?

Yes, despite the two “Redfields” from the games looking completely different, the RE7 director, Koshi Nakanishi, confirmed they are the same person. Since RE7 is part of the canonical RE universe, and Resident Evil 8 is the direct sequel to RE7, then it’s safe to assume RE8 takes place in the same universe.

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Bryan Havoc

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