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Capcom says "stay tuned" for Resi 7, but don't expect a new DMC anytime soon

Hurrah! Resident Evil news that doesn't relate to another HD remake/collection! While we already know the Japanese publisher-cum-developer is giving Resident Evil 2 a spruce-up, it turns out a new original entry in the series could also be in the works.

In a recent interview with Japanese gaming mag Dengeki PlayStation (as translated by Siliconera (opens in new tab)), series producer Masachika Kawata was quizzed on the possibility of a much anticipated sequel to the decidedly divisive Resident Evil 6. He response was a little coy, to the say the least. "We’re currently not at a state to talk about it… but please stay tuned." Could this mean Resident Evil 7 is finally in production?

Horror games may be seeing something of a revival at the moment, but with more recent Resi entries trading action for all out terror, will the series ever return its nightmarish glory? Kawata certainly recognises the need to hark back to the horror. "Since there’s been more spin-off titles, I can see how it can be perceived in such a way," he comments. "And of course I believe that we should produce titles that bring out the horror. I’m thinking about it and also preparing for it."

Sadly, with showing a renewed interest in the undead shuffler, it seems certain other franchises are getting a bit of a timeout. Hoping for a new entry in the DMC series following the re-release of DMC 4? Maybe even a proper sequel to Dragon's Dogma? "They’re also things I’d like to personally do, but there are no plans [for now], adds Kawata." Sad faces all round.

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Dom Reseigh-Lincoln

Dom has been a freelance journalist for many years, covering everything from video games to gaming peripherals. Dom has been playing games longer than he'd like to admit, but that hasn't stopped him amassing a small ego's worth of knowledge on all things Tekken, Yakuza and Assassin's Creed.