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Massive Capcom Leak Exposes Resident Evil 8 Release Window

A ransomware attack at Capcom has caused a collection of confidential materials to leak on the internet. It contains various nuggets of information, including leaks from the upcoming Resident Evil Village.

Before we begin, we want to say we do not condone the ransomware attack on Capcom. Leaks about upcoming games can be exciting, but not when they are the result of malicious and criminal behavior.

This leak was particularly malicious as it also targeted individual Capcom employees; in an effort to make their personal information public. To support Capcom and the wider gaming community, we won’t be linking to the original leak here.

However, we will share the gaming detail from the Capcom leak. After all, that’s what you want to know!

Resident Evil 4 VR

The first piece of leaked information involves the classic Resident Evil 4, which will allegedly release on Oculus VR at some point in 2021.

It seems that this information is related to the original Resident Evil 4 rather than the heavily rumored remake.

The leak hasn’t revealed anything about the Resident Evil 4 remake. Meaning Capcom is clearly keeping this information under very strict lock and key. Capcom is yet to confirm the game’s existence, so this does make sense.

Capcom Leak Seemingly Confirms Resident Evil Village Release Timeline

The biggest news from the Capcom leak involves the Resident Evil 8/Village release window. While the exact date is unknown at this point, the leak suggests the game is due for release in April 2021.

The Capcom leak also suggests that the game will receive a first-hour demo. Just like Resident Evil 7 and the remakes of 2 + 3 did.

There’s also another Resident Evil project in the works, seemingly called Project Highway and Village Online. The leak seems to suggest that this will be a battle royale multiplayer mode for Resident Evil Village.

Resident Evil 7 didn’t feature any form of online multiplayer, so it’s surprising that Resident Evil 8/Village will.  The game may take inspiration from the Resident Evil 3 remake’s Resistance mode.

Resident Evil: Village Trailer

Other Information Included from The Capcom Leak

The Capcom leak also suggests that the upcoming two Monster Hunter games won’t be Nintendo Switch exclusives after all, with both coming to PC. However, there was no mention of PS5 or Xbox Series X/S.

Monster Hunter Rise will be getting two demos before release, one coming in January and the other in March.

The leak also confirms that the Ace Attorney Trilogy will be remastered for the Nintendo Switch and PS4 – meaning it will also be playable on PS5.

Finally, the Capcom leak suggests that the company is working on three new secret titles. Each only has a codename so far, meaning it’s difficult to decipher if they will be sequels to existing games or new IPs entirely.

The codenames are; Guillotine, Shield, and Reiwa – how very mysterious.

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