New Resident Evil 8 gameplay comes courtesy of Naomi Osaka

Resident Evil 8
(Image credit: Capcom)

Brand new Resident Evil 8 PS5 gameplay has debuted in a new trailer, courtesy of none other than Naomi Osaka.

You can see the PS5 First Play trailer with the tennis superstar just below, in which Osaka explains that using the DualSense is a bit of a shock to her, having been used to the DualShock 4 controller. From the one minute 52 second mark, you can see Osaka briefly playing Resident Evil 8.

Osaka comments that running is a bad thing in horror games, because usually if you can run, it's only logical that there'll be something to chase you (and she's absolutely right, mind you). The rest of the brief Resident Evil 8 gameplay showcases protagonist Ethan Winters running around the rural village, and Osaka commenting that the DualSense vibrates in different ways depending on how Ethan moves. Capcom previously revealed that Resident Evil 8 will support adaptive triggers on the DualSense controller.

This is, oddly enough, our clearest look at actual gameplay for Resident Evil 8 yet. Previously we've only seen cutscene footage in trailers, such as village citizens getting devoured by the werewolf-like creatures. Just what you'd expect from a Resident Evil game.

Resident Evil 8 is launching at some point in 2021, on the PS5 and Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S. Capcom is looking into getting the game on current gen hardware, but they can't promise it'll actually release on the PS4 or Xbox One. If you're looking to buy the PS5, there's still time to find a deal. 

For a list of all the additional games set to release over the next 12 months, head over to our new games 2020 guide for more.

Hirun Cryer

Hirun Cryer is a freelance reporter and writer with Gamesradar+ based out of U.K. After earning a degree in American History specializing in journalism, cinema, literature, and history, he stepped into the games writing world, with a focus on shooters, indie games, and RPGs, and has since been the recipient of the MCV 30 Under 30 award for 2021. In his spare time he freelances with other outlets around the industry, practices Japanese, and enjoys contemporary manga and anime.