Capcom has confirmed that the upcoming Shadows of Rose DLC will “conclude the Winters household saga,” and that is already set collection followers speculating about what meaning for Resident Evil 9.
Director Kento Kinoshita tells IGN Japan (opens in new tab) that the studio is “creating the Shadows of Rose story to conclude the Winters household saga.” Producer Masachika Kawata jokes that Capcom is “completely not” sharing any of its plans for future Resident Evil video games at the moment.
Should you hadn’t already guessed it, here is your warning that spoilers for Resident Evil 7 and Resident Evil Village will comply with.
The Winters household was launched in Resident Evil 7, the place you play as Ethan Winters, out to save lots of his spouse Mia from the clutches of the Baker household. Resident Evil Village picks up just a few years later, the place the mysterious Mom Miranda has kidnapped the couple’s daughter, Rose. Ethan dies on the finish of Village, asking Resident Evil collection mainstay Chris Redfield to take care of Rose.
It is revealed over the course of these two video games that each Ethan and Mia had turn out to be mutants by the point of Rose’s conception, and Rose herself is a superhuman made up of the mysterious Mould fungus. Resident Evil Village ends with a post-credits scene that includes Rose as a youngster, and the upcoming Shadows of Rose DLC options her battling inside the consciousness of the Mould.
Leaks had instructed that Village was the middle chapter of a trilogy which would conclude in Resident Evil 9, however these feedback from Capcom recommend that something is feasible for the following entry within the collection. May we see a brand new story that includes Rose, ditching the luggage of the “Winters household saga” to discover one thing new? What a few return to the previous collection solid? Or might it’s a wholly new solid and story?
The neighborhood’s assumptions about what this implies are in all places, however they’re broadly very optimistic. “That is nice information,” says Redditor HarveyBirdLaww (opens in new tab). “Ethan was superior for 7 and eight, however let’s get again to Jill lastly.”
“Thank Christ!!! I need my core characters again, entrance and heart. Claire, Jill, Leon, I’m taking a look at you!” provides *checks notes* D62500d (opens in new tab).
“Personally, I would not leap in pleasure simply but (not that I’d within the first place since I really like Ethan and his story),” johnnyscardigan (opens in new tab) says. “That is undoubtedly not a affirmation that the OG 4 can be entrance and heart as soon as once more. There may be additionally the chance that RE9 might introduce a model new protagonist as an alternative.”
“Actually, I am glad, as a lot as I did love RE7 and RE8 and the story of Ethan,” Worm_Scavenger (opens in new tab) says. “I actually was apprehensive they’d use him or Rose once more in 9 after I need to see extra new characters.”
Perhaps the sentiment is finest summed up by Adrien_Jabroni (opens in new tab), who says: “This has me concurrently extra excited for each the Rose DLC and RE9.”