Rumor: Resident Evil 7 will be announced at E3

A Japanese analyst confirmed that the game is in development and will recapture the series' horror roots.


Capcom is working on Resident Evil 7 and is just about ready to show it off, according to Japanese analyst Serkan Toto.

Toto shared the news on Twitter earlier today, and divulged info on the game's design premise. "About Resident Evil 7: Yes, it's in development. The entire game will go back to RE's horror roots and (essentially) be a clean slate."

Interested in how RE7 is shaping up? You won't have to wait long. Toto went on to say that Capcom will debut the game at E3, and has hired a rising game development star. "The RE7 team hired Jordan Amaro, a designer who previously worked on MGS V and P. T. at Kojima Productions."

That Resident Evil 7 is in development should come as no surprise. Capcom reps confirmed its existence a few years ago, and recently teased "big plans" for the franchise beyond the Resident Evil 2 remake also in development.

What is somewhat surprising is the possibility of RE7 being "essentially a clean slate." This could imply a total reset, or a dramatic event that wipes all but the biggest players (Chris, Jill, Claire, and Leon, most likely) off the canvas—and maybe even see a few of those names bite the virus-laced dust as well.

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David L. Craddock writes fiction, nonfiction, and grocery lists. He is the author of the Stay Awhile and Listen series, and the Gairden Chronicles series of fantasy novels for young adults. Outside of writing, he enjoys playing Mario, Zelda, and Dark Souls games, and will be happy to discuss at length the myriad reasons why Dark Souls 2 is the best in the series. Follow him online at and @davidlcraddock.

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    May 17, 2016 1:25 PM

    David Craddock posted a new article, Rumor: Resident Evil 7 will be announced at E3

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      May 17, 2016 2:17 PM


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      May 17, 2016 2:38 PM

      I'd be quite happy with a brand new, survival horror focused RE game.

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        May 17, 2016 4:07 PM

        Same here. I'm excited for this even though part of me thinks I shouldn't be. RE HAS HURT ME TOO MANY TIMES.

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      May 17, 2016 4:09 PM


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      May 17, 2016 4:37 PM

      Please go back to survival horror with good controls. You know like RE4.

    • rms legacy 10 years mercury super mega
      May 17, 2016 5:18 PM

      Earlier posts here calling for RE4-styled games, but haven't the devs, in earlier interview videos, specifically classified RE4 as an action-heavy game that strayed from earlier 'true survival horror', with the implication a new title would not be like RE4?

      The fine distinctions between the various titles are not that clear to me (I haven't played RE6), so I'm looking forward to more explanation beyond 'tank controls' vs '3rd person cover shooter'

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      May 17, 2016 5:20 PM

      Nice. Hopefully they get back to some RE2 RE4 goodness and away from this action bullshit

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