With Resident Evil Village out and Resident Evil 9 reportedly in development, we’re still locked into the story that began with Ethan Winters and the Bakers in 2017. Despite how well Village was received, there are still a few things we’d like to see in the sequel along with some different approaches to the survival horror formula. Let’s take a look at some of them here. Be warned: Spoilers for Resident Evil 7: Biohazard and Resident Evil Village await.
Ending the Current Trilogy
Resident Evil 7 marked a new beginning for the franchise, both in story-telling and perspective, while Resident Evil Village served as a great follow-up that expanded on the mythos of the Mold and their relation in the overall lore. To that end, Resident Evil 9 should be an effective end to the trilogy – a conclusion to the Mold, The Connections, whatever is going on with the BSAA, the journey of the Winters family, so on and so forth. Rumors indicate that this will be the case as Capcom foregoes numbered entries going forward but anything is possible.