Yep. After RE4 sold so well, it was obvious the direction 5 would take from a core-gameplay point of view.
After RE5 became the best selling game in the series, no chance in hell that they would drop the formula.
From what Ive seen, the majority cant wait for this game. YouTube likes are usually a good way to see if somethings liked too... Over 9500 likes to 185 dislikes, in less than 24 hours on close to 700,000 hits.