The Official Capcom Twitter Account linked fans to a mysterious countdown Today. Unfortunately, the countdown site has no hints about what will happen when the timer runs out. However, the font used for the timer and a tweet from the official Resident Evil portal account has fans hoping that a new or remastered game will be announced soon.
Is Capcom counting down to a new or remastered Resident Evil game?
— Capcom USA (@CapcomUSA_) February 14, 2022
The Capcom countdown has a timer that will close at midnight EST on Feb. 21. Since the font matches that of the Resident Evil series since the release of RE7, fans believe the countdown will lead to the announcement of a new Resident Evil title or at least a remaster.
The Resident Evil Biohazard Portal Official Twitter also posted a teaser that looks like a history page featuring the logo from the first three games in the series. Since these classics aren’t available on current-gen platforms, it could be teasing that remasters (or at least ports) are coming.
Oh, there’s something suspicious going on on the Resident Evil portal…
Seems like this was the reason why all the staff around me were busy lately. Tomorrow at 4pm (JST) something is up, so we hope you all enjoy it!#REBHFun pic.twitter.com/tiwvlAhTI5
— RESIDENT EVIL/バイオハザード PORTAL Official (@REBHPortal) February 14, 2022
Alternatively, some fans think the fact that the timer ends on February 21, President’s Day, is a clue. Resident Evil 4 has Leon rescue the president’s daughter, and there are rumors of a remake of that title. So maybe we’ll finally get confirmation.
I say, why not both? Last year, the franchise celebrated its 25th anniversary and Capcom didn’t do much to celebrate. If COVID-19 affected his plans, we may now see some of the projects come to fruition. We’ll find out tomorrow at 4 PM JST (2 AM ET) what the Resident Evil Portal has in store, which will give us a better idea of what the countdown might be about.
In other news, the first free DLC of Dying Light 2 is available, and the PS5 version of Cyberpunk 2077 could launch tomorrow as a surprise.