Resident Evil 8: Village screenshot of the strange castle

During yesterday's "PS5 Future of Gaming" event Capcom finally gave everyone a small peek at the upcoming Resident Evil 8: Village. In a bit of a strange twist, Resident Evil 8 will feature Chris and Ethan as they survival-horror their way through a variety of monsters from European folklore, including what appear to be full-on werewolves!

But rather than babble on, allow me to share with you the freshly posted preview. There's not much in terms of actual gameplay on display, but it should still give you a pretty good idea of the sort of visual fidelity Cacpom is aiming for with Resident Evil 8. Have a gander:

"Set a few years after the critically acclaimed Resident Evil 7 biohazard, the all-new storyline begins with Ethan and his wife Mia living peacefully in a new location, free from their past nightmares," reads the brief description. "Just as they are building their new life together, tragedy befalls them once again. Chris Redfield, the legendary hero from the Resident Evil™ series who made a brief appearance in Resident Evil 7 biohazard, is reacquainted with the couple and horribly disrupts their life, leaving Ethan devastated and thrown into an entirely new nightmare."

"The first-person action in Resident Evil Village begins when players assume the role of a distraught and shattered Ethan as he seeks to uncover the mysterious new horrors that plague a once peaceful village. Throughout this terrifying journey, players will fight for every breath as they are hunted by vicious new enemies that have infested the snow-capped locale."

I'd love to tell you more, but that's pretty much it as far as concrete information goes. The only other thing I can tell you is that Resident Evil 8: Village will be launching in 2021 for PC, PlayStation and Xbox, though no exact date has been given just yet.

Once more information becomes available, most likely alongside a proper gameplay preview, I'll make sure to let you know. Until then, have fun trying to figure out just what in the world the plot will be about!