As if we weren't already excited enough for Resident Evil: Village...
...Well, now many of us are practically salivating like the RE hungry ghouls we are, because yesterday Capcom held a Resident Evil: Village showcase and people are losing their damn minds! During the showcase, we learned that Village will be releasing on May 7th, 2021 on PlayStation® 5, Xbox Series X|S and Steam, alongside the newly revealed PlayStation® 4 and Xbox One platform options. Yes, you won't need a PS 5 to play the eighth chapter in the Resident Evil series! More good news, as Resident Evil Village will be eligible to upgrade from PlayStation 4 to the digital PlayStation 5 version and will support Smart Delivery for Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One consoles.
PlayStation 5 owners can also now get a sneak peek of the mysterious, beautiful Castle Dimitrescu in Resident Evil Village with the stand-alone Maiden demo, which forces players to use their wits as they try to escape the horror pursuing them.
Capcom also announced Resident Evil Village will include access to a free multiplayer experience titled Resident Evil Re:Verse coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S players can access the game through backwards compatibility. This feature sets popular Resident Evil characters against each other in four to six-player deathmatch battles in iconic Resident Evil locations.
During the showcase, we got great looks at the absolutely gorgeous gothic setting of Resident Evil: Village, as well as a closer look at some of the villains, including the awe-inspiring Lady Dimitrescu and her sexy vampire daughters. I have a feeling many of us are going to be very distracted while playing this game...
Pre-orders for Resident Evil Village are now available, with options for digital and physical Standard and Deluxe Editions and a physical Collector’s Edition. The Deluxe Edition includes the base game and a digital “Trauma Pack,” which consists of additional in-game content including a Samurai Edge weapon, Resident Evil 7 biohazard inspired found footage screen filter and tape recorder save point options, immediate access to an especially challenging difficulty setting, and more. The physical Collector’s Edition includes the digital Deluxe Edition content plus a striking statue of franchise veteran Chris Redfield, a SteelBook case, art book, and a cloth map of the village with key art printed on the reverse side.
Below, check out the new Resident Evil: Village trailer, the teaser trailer for Resident Evil Re:Verse, the full showcase, and various photos from the game dripping in atmospheric gothic horror.
By Matt Konopka
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