Resident Evil 7 being announced at E3?

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Treat this as little more than a crazy rumour – but it could well be that Capcom’s planning on announcing the next numbered Resident Evil at this year’s E3.

A purportedly leaked promotional poster for the game has turned up online. A post on Boxden (via VG247) says that this image is early promotional art for the next Resident Evil, which is taglined “The War Ends Now.”

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It seems a little too soon after Resident Evil 6 for another game in the series if you ask me – and with Capcom so seemingly confused about where to take the series, it just adds more doubt. Is it an action game? Is it a survival horror? Who the hell knows.

Of course, this could be little more than a ruse – anybody with a modicum of Photoshop skills could have whipped the dubious image up. There are a couple of signs that point toward it being fake. Firstly, there’s not a single giraffe being fellated, and it uses the same design for the number as the previous game – which hasn’t happened with the series since the first 3 games.

After Resident Evil 6, I don’t think anybody wants a sequel to the once preeminent survival horror series. Instead, I think the only thing that can really make the series relevant again would be a back-to-basics reboot. Nobody seems to think a true AAA survival horror is commercially viable in this new age of action games though – except perhaps Bethesda, who’s putting their publishing money behind Resident Evil creator Shinji Mikami’s “The Evil Within.”

For now, I’m saying this is completely bogus – but we’ll see at E3, I guess.

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Author:Geoffrey Tim

I'm old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time - they were capable of being masterpieces. I'm here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.
  • AndriyP

    feck

  • Rince an repeat

    Why do people bother? Do they really have this much time on their hands?

  • Deon Steyn

    Where’s Erwin? Polishing the ban Hammer? Is a reboot after DMC really a good idea with Resident Evil?

    • Trevor Davies

      Tomb Raider worked well enough, so if they do it properly why not?

      • Deon Steyn

        What if they replace the cast with Bieber characters like Dante?

        • Trevor Davies

          Then they better make it PG13 so all his fans can buy it :P

          • Deon Steyn

            That’s not a question is it?

          • Trevor Davies

            Nope, I already disqualified myself on the Ouya article.

          • Deon Steyn

            Dang it, try again next week?

          • Brady miaau

            no, no, it is a fact

  • http://twitter.com/SaveTheQueenIX umar bastra

    Shinji Mikami: Dafuq Are you doing to my beloved franchise Capcom!?
    Capcom: HERRRRRRR …… DERP?

  • http://www.twitter.com/WobblyOnion Exalted Overlord Geoffrey Tim

    Is it actually possible to have an insightful discussion when everybody is just asking questions? Wouldn’t that ruin the entire soul of the comments section?

    • HvR

      I could but how does that make you feel geoff?

    • http://twitter.com/SaveTheQueenIX umar bastra

      How can wE Last this week? is it Possible?

      • HvR

        if this leads to the death of Lazygamer, can beat erwin with a real hammer?

        • http://twitter.com/SaveTheQueenIX umar bastra

          Would you be willing to go to jail for man slaughter? Will you be able to not drop the soap? WILL IT ALL BE WORTH IT??WILL IT????

          • Brady miaau

            or a public service?

            Sorry, Erwin, really.

      • http://www.twitter.com/WobblyOnion Exalted Overlord Geoffrey Tim

        That’s it. I’m banning Erwin.

        • AndriyP

          Thank you, first the pirate talk crap and now this

          • Trevor Davies

            Is that because in Mother Russia questions ask you? ;)

          • Admiral Chief Combat Engineer

            ARRRRRRRRRRRRRRR

        • AndriyP

          Thank you, first the pirate talk crap and now this

  • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

    I tend to agree with you Geoff. It’s got to be fake.

    But imagine it isn’t. It would be quite the shocker actually.

    • HvR

      didn’t you forget something?

      • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

        Let me guess…. Erwin decided it’s question week and I missed the memo? Can’t I have another chance since I missed the announcement?

        Also how in the heck are we supposed to have conversations with just questions?

        • HvR

          Sorry about that, is anybody else having issue with mail reply?

      • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

        Let me guess…. Erwin decided it’s question week and I missed the memo? Can’t I have another chance since I missed the announcement?

        Also how in the heck are we supposed to have conversations with just questions?

  • Ultimo_Cleric_N7

    This franchise has been successfully killed off. Please let it rest in peace CAPCOM, dont make another game.

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