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Resident Evil 9 Rumors: Jill And Leon To Co-Star In Upcoming Title

Abdullah Wakeel
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Resident Evil 9 Rumors Jill And Leon To Co-Star In Upcoming Title

Exciting news for Resident Evil fans! A reliable German leaker named Andi from Screenfire Germany has revealed extensive details about Resident Evil 9, which will feature both Jill Valentine and Leon S. Kennedy as main characters. This information comes from Andi’s trusted source within Capcom and has been confirmed by prominent leaker Dusk Golem.

The details were shared in a YouTube stream and translated by X user Sapphire Weapon’s Charred Remains. Resident Evil 9 will star both Jill and Leon, with Jill playing a role similar to Sheva’s in Resident Evil 5. The game will incorporate open-world elements like Resident Evil Village and Resident Evil 4 Remake, but it won’t be fully open-world.

Initially designed as a co-op game, the focus may now shift to single-player due to the success of Resident Evil 7 and Resident Evil Village. Capcom considered cutting Jill to focus solely on Leon and the single-player experience but ultimately decided to keep her due to her reduced role in RE5. The game will be third-person, with the possibility of a first-person mode being added later, similar to The Evil Within 2.

Potential supporting characters might include Barry Burton for Jill and Ada Wong for Leon. The story will not focus on Blue Umbrella or the BSAA cliffhanger from Village; if these elements appear, it will be in a minor capacity. The enemies are likely to be zombies, but faster and more aggressive than before.

Only Chris, Jill, Leon, and Claire are safe from death. Other characters like Barry, Rebecca, and Ada could be killed off if the story calls for it. Barry might appear due to his limited time for use because of his age.

An RE5 Remake was in pre-production but shelved due to the racism controversy. A call for an RE6 Remake received no interest and was cancelled. Each team or director can tell any story they want, which is why there are unresolved cliffhangers and characters who don’t reappear.

The leaker tries to be transparent about what he knows and doesn’t know regarding the leaks. For those fluent in German, you should watch the original stream.

Additionally, another streamer, Bawkbasoup, has consistently claimed that Jill will be the main character in an open-world Resident Evil 9.

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