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Rumour: Resident Evil 7 is real and will appear at E3 2016

Resident Evil 7 is in development and will make an appearance at the E3 2016 gaming expo next month, according to a gaming industry consultant in Japan.

According to Tokyo-based Dr. Serkan Toto, who is building a reputation for breaking big gaming news, the long-rumoured title will be make a triumphant return to the franchise’s “horror roots.”

Related: E3 2016: What we want to see

In a pair of tweets posted Tuesday evening, Toto said Capcom has wiped the slate clean, essentially rebooting the series.

He also claimed designer Jordan Amaro, who worked on Metal Gear Solid V and P.T for Kojima Productions, has been brought on board.

Toto’s impressive track record suggests the information is credible, but until Capcom makes the announcement at E3, we’d treat this as a rumour.

The last game in the series, Resident Evil 6, was released in 2012 and earned a credible 7/10 rating from TrustedReviews.

The lesser-played Nintendo GameCube release Resident Evil 0 HD (pictured) was also re-released back in January and has sold 800,000 copies.

Last summer Capcom also confirmed it is giving the classic 1998 Resident Evil 2 title a full remake, caving to years of demands from gamers.

Do you still hold out hope Capcom’s flagship series can recapture its glory days? Share your thoughts below.

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