New 'Resident Evil' Game To Be Announced At E3, Won't Be 'Resident Evil 7'

The bloom came off the Resident Evil rose a while back, but it appears the series creators might be trying to jumpstart the franchise beginning with an announcement at E3.

While the news surrounding Resident Evil is just a rumor right now, it is one that has been floating around before. This time, the talk was sparked on the video gaming website NeoGaf and it appears at least Resident Evil creators are trying to get that jump start by going away from the last two editions.

The person who posted the report on NeoGaf says that this will not actually be Resident Evil 7, but some kind of offshoot from when the franchise was actually popular. It stands to reason that now might be the right time to roll out another Resident Evil, especially if its not a continuation of a series that's lost its luster.

Survival horror games are still plenty popular, as evidenced by the imminent arrival of The Evil Within. However, Resident Evil 5 and Resident Evil 6 might have effectively killed off any demand to see yet another title in the Resident Evil series.

The rumors swirling around this new Resident Evil game appears to have more in common with the Resident Evil Revelations angle. Someone who is said to be a bit of a Resident Evil insider says that some familiar characters will be brought back, including two men and one woman.

The story line will apparently be something the people who have played through the whole series will see as new. Gamingbolt points out that Resident Evil Revelations actually did very well for Capcom. It makes quite a bit of sense that the company might continue to go down that path instead.

More rumors claim the characters included in this game are characters that haven't been seen in over a decade. The warm homecoming for fans of this series (those that have stuck around) could be another drawing point if this game actually does take shape.

We won't have long to wait to see if there is anything to this talk. E3 is just around the corner and it makes some sense for Capcom to keep the title under wraps until they can give it a big time reveal. So far, there aren't all that many big reveals planned for the gaming convention. That might actually pave the way for a big Resident Evil relaunch.