Resident Evil 9 Led By Koshi Nakanishi Goes Official

During the CAPCOM NEXT Showcase, after revealing the pricing and key features of Dead Rising Deluxe Remaster, the studio also made an exciting announcement about Resident Evil 9. The next main installment in the acclaimed survival horror series is officially in development.

The announcement coincided with the release of Resident Evil 7 on Apple’s iPhone 15 Pro, iPhone 15 Pro Max, and all iPads and Macs with the M1 chip or later. The main game is bundled with the Not A Hero story DLC, featuring franchise veteran Chris Redfield. An optional Gold Edition upgrade offers all additional DLC content, including extra story content and game modes. The package supports universal purchase and cross-progression, allowing Apple gamers to play across iPhone, iPad, and Mac, and continue their save games seamlessly. Resident Evil 7 Biohazard runs natively on Apple devices, featuring newly optimized controls for iPhone and iPad, including an auto-fire option and fully touch-compatible menus.

Resident Evil 9

The announcement of Resident Evil 9 was tied to the Resident Evil 7 showcase for a clear reason: the new chapter in CAPCOM’s franchise is being led by Koshi Nakanishi, the director who first transitioned the series from a third-person to a first-person perspective.

Speculation will undoubtedly escalate regarding when CAPCOM will unveil Resident Evil 9. One possibility is the upcoming Tokyo Game Show, set to occur at the traditional venue of Makuhari Messe from September 26 to 29. Alternatively, the game might be saved for later events like The Game Awards.

However, this conflicts with rumors from CAPCOM insider Dusk Golem, who suggests the studio is aiming for an early 2025 release for Resident Evil 9. If that timeline holds true, then TGS appears to be the most likely unveiling opportunity. Dusk Golem has also correctly predicted that the game will adopt an open-world format, similar to Monster Hunter Wilds, aligning with CAPCOM’s strategy for their other major franchise.

Via Wccftech