The Resident Evil franchise is one of game publisher Capcom's biggest properties, and as such we've seen numerous Resident Evil spin-offs and remakes in the past few years.

According to a statement taken from a Capcom investor report, it looks like fans can expect plenty more Resident Evil goodness to come in the near future.

The report, spotted by NeoGAF user Chobel (via IGN), teases that the company is preparing a "full-scale offensive" for the franchise in the second half of 2016.

"In the fiscal year ending March 31, 2017, the Company is scheduled to release [...] Resident Evil Umbrella Corps (for PlayStation 4 and PC) of the Resident Evil series, which marked its 20th anniversary in March 2016, as warm up to the full-scale offensive planned for the second half of the year," the report states.

What exactly a "full-scale offensive" means is unclear, but it certainly sounds like another Resident Evil game could be coming in the second half of this year. Capcom is already working on a full remake of Resident Evil 2, though it seems unlikely that the game would be ready for a holiday 2016 release.

There is also the Resident Evil Revelations subseries. Though Capcom hasn't announced a third entry in that particular subseries, it seems likely to happen at some point following the success of the second installment, which was released in March 2015.

By far the most likely scenario (and the one that would excite fans the most) would be the arrival of Resident Evil 7. The sixth core game in the series was released back in 2012, making the next installment in the franchise long overdue. Capcom would certainly have plenty to prove with Resident Evil 7. Though Resident Evil 6 proved to be a financial success for the company, it was widely panned by critics as being the worst entry in the series to date.

Of course, Capcom's "full-scale offensive" could be referring to the re-release of Resident Evil 4 and 5 on Xbox One and PlayStation 4, but that doesn't seem likely. With E3 right around the corner, it's likely Capcom will have more to say about its future plans very soon. In the meantime, Resident Evil fans will just have to wait patiently.

The franchise recently celebrated its 20th anniversary. You can read more on our thoughts for how Capcom can return the series to its former glory here.

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