I’d understand if you thought Capcom was down for the count, but don’t toss the company aside just yet. Reports from the Japanese newspaper Sankei Shimbun say that the company has a “major game” in the works for the PlayStation 4, and Capcom is planning to reveal it at E3 this year.
I know what we are all thinking, so I’ll just say it now: Resident Evil 7 is on the way, and Sankei Shimbun speculates that this is such.
What style of Resident Evil Capcom is going to be showing off will determine my excitement levels. The over-budgeted and overreaching Resident Evil 6 and most other spin-offs over the years have left many fans wondering how much longer they will support Capcom’s seminal zombie series, but a few gems like Resident Evil: Revelations HD proved the franchise still has legs if left in the right hands.
Regardless, Capcom needs a hit to prove it can still hang with the big boys, so there really is no other option for what series it needs to do so with. I highly doubt it will remain a PlayStation 4 exclusive for long considering how greatly Capcom has improved at PC ports over the years.
Besides Resident Evil 7, other fingers point to the localization of Capcom’s free-to-play dungeon crawler deep down, which has all but fallen from our radar over the months. If I remember correctly, I walked away from Tokyo Game Show 2013 thinking it was a solid game, and at this point, I would rather play it again rather than another Resident Evil game or taking a third stab at Dark Souls II.
How about it? Have you gotten over the sting of Resident Evil 6 and are ready to go for another round with Capcom’s zombie series? Or have you moved on by this point and would rather just play deep down?