They added: “The Nemesis project was to artificially create the Plagas parasite (first introduced in Resident Evil 4), thus giving birth to NE-α.”

Capcom’s decision ultimately adds another facet to Resident Evil lore, but they haven’t said whether this means Nemesis will appear in a future game.

However, the original story for Resident Evil 4 was thought to be entirely separate from its predecessors.

When Leon Kennedy makes his second zombie-hunting debut, the Plagas was unrelated to the series, and Capcom led players to believe series antagonists Umbrella were decommissioned.