It looks like a new Capcom title is ready for testing – and it could be a Resident Evil game. Series developer Capcom Division 1, which also brought us the Devil May Cry games, has approached Japanese Resident Evil Ambassadors – a community of the series’ fans – with an email looking for people to test a new game it has in the works.
The email, which you can check out on Biohaze, is in Japanese but the site includes a translation in English. This reads “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.”
The email doesn’t name the title or give any details hinting what it might be. It’s not clear whether it’s a totally new game or part of an ongoing franchise. However, it appears that the message was sent specifically to the Resident Evil – or Biohazard, as it’s called in Japan – Ambassadors, and it thanks them for their “patronage” of the survival-horror series, which could potentially suggest it’s a new Resident Evil.
It’s looked pretty likely for a while that Resident Evil 8 is coming and could already be in the works in some form at least, though little else is known about it just yet. Perhaps this could be the title Capcom is seeking testers for. However, with the success of the Resident Evil 2 remake, it also seems possible that there could be a Resident Evil 3 remake in development. The studio seemed to be teasing one earlier this year, which could also make it a contender for this mysterious new project.
Back in May the studio said that, while it was “unable to comment on the specific number of titles or release windows, there are numerous titles currently being developed internally with the RE Engine”, though it wasn’t clear if any of these these were Resident Evil games.
For now it’s unclear exactly what Capcom is looking to test, but signs so far suggest that a Resident Evil title of some kind isn’t out of the question. Hopefully we’ll hear more very soon.