It appears that major story details have leaked for Resident Evil Village, with posts on gaming message boards, image hosts, and other social platforms spreading the news.
The leak follows a recent ransomware attack on developer Capcom, although it’s currently unclear if the release of these details is directly linked to the attack. What does appear clear is that someone has acquired a development build of the game, and posted a variety of screenshots and story details. These details include the game’s ending, as well as plot threads for returning characters. The screenshots additionally reveal a variety of previously unknown enemy types.
IGN will not be publishing any of these details, but we want to give you all a heads up to be careful what sites and threads you open, especially when searching for Resident Evil Village or browsing Resi communities.
At this stage it’s unclear how legitimate these leaks are – the internet sure does love a hoax – but from a limited look at the assets, there is a reasonably good chance that this is indeed a genuine leak. It’s certainly something to take efforts to avoid should you wish to experience Resident Evil Village with no knowledge of the story or its surprises.
For non-spoiler news, learn about how exploration will be a major focus in Resident Evil Village, and see the latest gameplay reveal from… tennis star Naomi Osaka.
Matt Purslow is IGN’s UK News and Entertainment Writer.