Resident Evil Village Gets New Trailer, Release Date, Online Mode And Demo
Capcom held a Resident Evil Showcase yesterday, which focused primarily on the upcoming release of Resident Evil Village. We got plenty of new content for the game, including a new trailer, a first look at gameplay, online modes and even a demo for PS5 users. The biggest news from the stream, was the confirmed release date of May 7th 2021. It will be available for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S and PC, as well as for las-gen users on PS4 and Xbox One.
The showcase kicked off with a brand new trailer. We get a glimpse at the continued story of Ethan Winters, first set in motion in Resident Evil 7 biohazard. The latest entry combines pulse-pounding action with signature survival horror gameplay synonymous with the Resident Evil series.
You can purchase items from The Duke, who acts like Resident Evil 4’s Merchant. You will also avail of a new kick move, as well as the ability to block attacks from enemies. Ethan will face off against many threats such as fast-moving creatures that relentlessly stalk him and Lady Dimitrescu’s mysterious daughters who can transform into swarms of insects. Take a look at the gameplay, with narration from Producer Pete Fabiano.
Screenshots Of Village
Here are some stills of the world of Village. From dark and creepy castles to gruesome enemies, Resident Evil Village is set to be a stunning looking horror title.
The Maiden Demo
News of a standalone demo was also revealed during the event. It is available exclusively to PlayStation 5 owners for now and you can download it immediately. It includes a separate story, protagonist and some puzzle elements, but doesn’t contain combat. For more on the demo, check out the PlayStation Blog.
New Online Mode
Bundled in with Resident Evil Village, is the new online mode called Re:Verse. In Resident Evil Re:Verse you can test your skills against other players in four to six-person deathmatch battles. Play as beloved characters from the Resident Evil series and turn the tides of battle with powerful bioweapons.
Take part in 5-minute deathmatches, where the player with the most points wins! Use the weapons and items you find to take down even more powerful enemies!
A beta for the mode, will be made available from January 28th. You can apply to be part of the beta, by signing up by January 25th, via the Re:Verse website.
The Division X Resident Evil
Finally, some surprising news from Ubisoft and Massive, developers of The Division series. Starting on February 2nd, there will be some classic Resident Evil costumes made available to collect in The Disivion 2. Such outfits, will include Leon’s iconic RPD uniform and Jill’s Resident Evil 1 S.T.A.R.S. outfit.
Resident Evil Village will release on May 7th 2021, for PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One and PC. Anyone that purchases the last-gen versions will get a free upgrade to the PS5 or via Smart Delivery on Xbox. You can pre-order the title right now, with a number of additions available. PlayStation users can avail of a free digital soundtrack when pre-ordering too. Click here for more info on each.
Are you excited for the new title in this survival horror franchise?