One of the biggest third party announcements coming out of Sony's June PlayStation 5 event was the trailer for Resident Evil Village (or VIIIage if you believe the logo).
We saw the return of Ethan and Mia Winters, a glimpse of the titular village shrouded by fog, a siege where Ethan and what appears to be my grandad fought off some toothy werewolves, some witches of the toothless variety, and women who turn into clouds of moths. And there was still time to fit in chunky hunky Chris Redfield showing why he never gets invited to anywhere nice.
With Village being the 27th title, including remakes (but not re-releases), in the series since its inception 25 years ago, it's safe to say that Resident Evil is a franchise that, much like its zombie antagonists, just won't stay dead.
Every new title brings something new to the table, sometimes successful and sometimes not, but it's this spirit of reinvention that has saved the series whenever it's hit any of those famously abysmal low points.
Here are some things we hope they change, and some we're praying they keep the same when we enter the Village.