New behind-the-scenes trailer for 'Resident Evil: Village' unveiled at Tokyo Game Show

By Jen Santelices, grape Japan

Tokyo Game Show (TGS) is one of the largest gaming conventions around the world, and some of the most famous video game companies in Japan use this opportunity to make announcements about their latest games or reveal never-before-seen game footage to a crowd of thousands of fans.

This year, with the effects of the coronavirus pandemic still visible in Japan, TGS 2020 was held entirely online. However, that didn’t stop video game companies from giving gamers their fill of new information about their favorite games.

"Resident Evil," known as "Biohazard" in Japan, was one of the games that took center stage during the virtual convention. The game’s publisher and developer, Capcom, had their own timeslot, during which they revealed a behind-the-scenes trailer for the newest addition to the long-running horror franchise in "Resident Evil: Village."

"Resident Evil: Village" is the eighth main installment of the series. The story takes place a few years after the events that unfolded in "Resident Evil 7: Biohazard" and continues protagonist Ethan Winters’ storyline. One of the most pivotal characters from the earlier games, Chris Redfield, makes a repeat appearance after being involved in the end plot of "Resident Evil 7."

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In the video, you can see the game’s director, art director and producer talk about their intentions with creating the game. They discussed the background for how they came up with the game’s setting and how they want players to experience their work.

Game director Morimasa Sato also talked about how Ethan started out as a blank character but that the developers eventually grew an attachment to him and wanted to see his story through until the end.

You can watch the mostly Japanese behind-the-scenes video for "Resident Evil: Village" below.

"Resident Evil: Village" is slated for release on Microsoft Windows, Playstation 5 and Xbox Series X/S. The release date is tentatively set for sometime in 2021; in the meantime, you can find out more details and updates through the game’s website.

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