Capcom asks select fans to test new Resident Evil game

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A new Resident Evil (opens in new tab) game is in the works and a select group of fans will test it next month, according to a Capcom email sent to members of the Resident Evil Ambassadors program in Japan.

The email, shared and translated by Resident Evil site Biohaze (opens in new tab), says series developer Capcom Division 1 is "recruiting testers for a game that’s in development", and that the test will occur on either September 8 or 9. 

It's not known whether the test is for Resident Evil 8, or a remake of an existing game, or perhaps a spin-off. Capcom hasn't announced what it's doing next with the series, although it said in August (opens in new tab)that it wants to "explore" more remakes. The success, and brilliance, of the Resident Evil 2 Remake (opens in new tab) will surely encourage them further.

Thanks, Destructoid (opens in new tab).

Samuel Horti

Samuel Horti is a long-time freelance writer for PC Gamer based in the UK, who loves RPGs and making long lists of games he'll never have time to play. He's now a full-time reporter covering health at the Bureau of Investigative Journalism. When he does have time for games you may find him on the floor, struggling under the weight of his Steam backlog.