With as much as we’ve learned about Resident Evil Village, aka Resident Evil 8, you’d think that we’d know just about everything there is to know. We haven’t had any coverage on the game since we announced the official name and that it would be a continuation of RE7, but now we have more good news. The same leaker that has been impressively accurate in the past, Aesthetic Gamer, now says that RE Village will be the longest modern game in the series so far. Considering the backlash after the sad length of Resident Evil 3 remake, this is really good news, but how long can RE Village really be?
(1/2) RE3 is longer than a DLC piece & did include Resistance, though I know many like to neglect that as they personally don't care about it.— AestheticGamer aka Dusk Golem (@AestheticGamer1) August 12, 2020
However, if you're worried about really short RE games, you don't need to. Let's just say I have an "inkling" about what RE games are in https://t.co/fRzzUDO8my
Well, in terms of modern Resident Evil games, Resident Evil 7 raised the bar to anywhere between 15 and 18 hours, so that means that Resident Evil Village could be 20 hours long or even more. Of course, as far as Resident Evil 3 goes, you could factor in game length with the inclusion of Resident Evil Resistance, but in terms of campaign or story length, we were lucky to get a whole 10 hours out of it at best. Back to the point at hand, RE8 is going to be really long, and it’s not surprising considering all that we’ve learned about it. So far, we know that it will be the most gruesome RE game to date, and that it could even feature a first-person perspective. On top of that, the Village itself will serve as a protagonist in the game and you can expect new monsters and even werewolves to be thrown into the mix.
There’s still no official word on a launch date, but we’re guessing we’ll get to see it sometime in the middle of 2021 at the earliest, so we probably don’t have all that long to wait.