Ever since the new Res­i­dent Evil trail­er was revealed dur­ing the PlaySta­tion 5 reveal, it has­n’t been clear if the game has a numer­i­cal val­ue or not. In a recent inter­view with Cap­com, the com­pa­ny stat­ed they omit­ted the num­ber from the title to focus on the game’s setting.

Speak­ing with Famit­su (trans­lat­ed by Kotaku) Res­i­dent Evil Vil­lage pro­duc­ers Tsuyoshi Kan­da and Peter Fabi­ano were asked why the game does­n’t have a roman numer­al in the title, which was fea­tured in the trailer.

You could call the actu­al Vil­lage anoth­er char­ac­ter in the game, and we did that because we would like play­ers to under­stand that.” They hope play­ers will abbre­vi­ate the game with “Vil­lage” and not “RE8”.

That’s going to be a tough sell, espe­cial­ly con­sid­er­ing Res­i­dent Evil Vil­lage is a direct sequel to Res­i­dent Evil 7 and the con­clu­sion to its sto­ry. Ethan Win­ters will again be the star in Vil­lage and Chris Red­field will also be mak­ing an appear­ance, as the two seek to escape the creepy town filled with monsters.

Res­i­dent Evil Vil­lage is expect­ed to launch on the Xbox Series X, PS5 and PC some­time in 2021.