Japanese Resident Evil Ambassadors seek testers for new game

What could the upcoming Resident Evil title be?

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It looks like there could be a new Resident Evil game in the works, if this invitation from the Resident Evil Ambassadors program, based in Japan, is to be believed.

Recently, Capcom's Division 1 (part of the program) sent out the following email to those in the club based in Japan, selling a group of "game testers."

"To all Resident Evil Ambassadors,

Thank you for your patronage regarding the Resident Evil series.

Today, we are letting you know that we are recruiting testers for a game that’s in development!!

We are interested in incorporating the feedback of all Ambassadors into our development, so please read the details below and, if you are interested in participating, click the Entry button."

Originally reported via Resident Evil fan site Biohaze, this message indicates the testing will be on some sort of new game in development, which could mean a new entry in the Resident Evil series, or perhaps even a remake, such as Resident Evil 3: Nemesis. The email doesn't specify, but it certainly sounds like something exciting is about to go down for fans of Resident Evil. 

I previously reviewed the Resident Evil 2 Remake, and awarded it a 9 out of 10. Here's what I thought:

"Don't labor under the delusion that, if you played the original Resident Evil 2, that you should skip this one for some reason. There’s no excuse of “I’ve already played the original, so I don’t need to grab this one.” You couldn’t be more wrong if that’s your line of thinking. From top to bottom, this is already an early contender for Game of the Year 2019, and one of the greatest reasons ever to be a survival horror fan. This incarnation of Resident Evil is nearly like playing a wholly different game, and in fact stands on its own as an excellent analogue to one of the greatest survival horror games of all time. Whether you're a Resident Evil fan or you're looking to delve into the terrifying world of horror gaming, you owe it to yourself to make this iteration of Resident Evil a day one purchase."

Keep an eye out for all the news about to come out of the Tokyo Game Show soon, as that's likely where we can expect some sort of announcement surrounding this bit of news to happen. 

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Fueled by horror, rainbow-sugar-pixel-rushes, and video games, Brittany is a Senior Editor at Shacknews who thrives on surrealism and ultraviolence. Follow her on Twitter @MolotovCupcake and check out her portfolio for more. Like a fabulous shooter once said, get psyched!

From The Chatty
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    August 2, 2019 11:16 AM

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      August 2, 2019 11:55 AM

      Nice! Resident Evil 3 remake here we come :) , can you imagine if that is really what it is or maybe even it's Code: Veronica! I wonder what it could be?

      What about an even crazier idea, maybe they are making a totally new RE game in like the RE2 remake engine/setup, imagine that!

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        August 2, 2019 12:19 PM

        RE8? I wonder if they go back to third person or make another first person.

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          August 2, 2019 12:34 PM

          Well this is exactly what I am wondering and thinking as well!? To me I love it if they went back to 3rd person but also did enjoy 7, be cool if they did both :)

          Still if I had a vote I would say 3rd person like RE2 remake, that is easily my fav way to play RE.

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        August 2, 2019 12:53 PM

        I would argue 3 needs a remake way more than CV does.

        It would also be fucking terrifying.

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          August 2, 2019 12:58 PM

          I totally agree with you and I am praying to the Gaming Gods that it is in fact a 3 remake! No matter which one it is I am hyped out of my mind!

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      August 2, 2019 12:22 PM

      Can we send Craddock?

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        August 2, 2019 12:35 PM

        The Shacknews Resident Evil Ambassadors to Japan are Brittany, David, Greg, Ozzie, Donovan, and myself. I guess we would be a delegation at that point.

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          August 2, 2019 12:38 PM

          I want the delegate that is pro-Classic Era Resident Evil and understands the important differences between Resident Evil (1996) and Resident Evil: Director's Cut (1997).

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