The original Resident Evil game released in March 1996, and a new page of Capcom’s Japanese licensing site (spotted by Rockman Corner) reveals it’s looking for licensing partners to officially recognise the occasion, as it has done in the past.
“We are looking for licensees, focusing on the 25th anniversary of the Resident Evil series (March 2021) and product development of the latest title Resident Evil 3,” the listing reads. “We are looking forward to planning campaigns and goods that take advantage of the world view of Resident Evil.”
In 2016 Capcom commemorated the horror series’ 20th birthday with a line of merchandise, a HD remaster of Resident Evil Zero, and spin-off shooter Umbrella Corps.
According to a recent report, corroborated by VGC sources, Resident Evil 8 will release on current and next-gen consoles in 2021. Like Resident Evil 7, the 2021 game will feature a first-person perspective and returning protagonist Ethan Winters.
As revealed by VGC, Capcom is also working on a Resident Evil 4 remake.
The project is in development at Osaka-based M-Two, the new studio founded by former PlatinumGames head Tatsuya Minami, which has been preparing for its development since 2018, development sources told VGC earlier this year.
According to noted insider Dusk Golem – who also confirmed VGC’s report – Resident Evil 4 has a larger development team than the series’ previous two remakes, including support from Capcom’s internal Resident Evil 2 and Devil May Cry 5 teams.
Capcom franchises Devil May Cry and Mega Man will also celebrate anniversaries in 2021.