Last night Capcom held the special Resident Evil Showcasein which the great protagonist of the event was obviously Resident Evil VIII Villagethe new chapter of the horror saga of which many details have been revealed.
Along with numerous information on the gameplay, which you can find below in some excerpts from the press release, the official announcement of the Re: Verse multiplayer mode, leaked yesterday. This is a particular multiplayer sector, very different from Resident Evil 3’s Resistance mode, and which will be available on all versions of the game:
This fan thank you bonus features stunning comic-style visuals and pits famous Resident Evil characters against each other in four- to six-player deathmatch battles in iconic Resident Evil locations. Players can choose fan favorite characters from a list and each of them will have their own unique skills to master. When players are defeated in combat, their character regenerates by transforming into a bioweapon to enact his revenge on his enemies.
During the showcase, in addition to the new trailer for the game, the confirmations regarding the platforms and the launch date of the title also arrived. Resident Evil Village will be available on May 7, 2021 on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X | S and PC (Steam), but not only: Capcom has confirmed the rumors that have been circulating for a few weeks, namely that the game will also be available on PS4 and Xbox One. Resident Evil Village will also have a free upgrade to the PS5 version if you own the PS4 copy, and the same thing will happen on Xbox via Smart Delivery.
The surprises do not end there, because PlayStation 5 owners can immediately immerse themselves in the world of Resident Evil Village: in fact, the stand-alone demo Maiden is available for downloadset in the mysterious Castle Dimitrescu in which part of the game plot will then be set.
Link to download the Resident Evil 8 Village demo!
In today’s first extended gameplay video, the development team revealed several new details including some features that recall fan-favorite elements from previous Resident Evil games. The protagonist, Ethan, will now be able to buy and sell items, purchase crafting recipes and customize weapons with a merchant nicknamed “The Duke”. Using the materials found during the game, he will be able to create priceless consumables, necessary to survive the terrors of the village. Using these supplies will also involve more strategic planning, with a revised inventory system based on space management that will be familiar to fans of the series.
The diverse cast of enemies that appeared during today’s digital show represent only a small fraction of what we will find in Resident Evil Village. Ethan will face many threats including the lightning-fast creatures that haunt him relentlessly and the mysterious daughters of Lady Dimitrescu who can transform into swarms of insects. The game’s disparate ranks of opponents will have their own distinctive attacks, so players will need to adapt their strategies with quick decisions so they understand when to attack, protect or flee in order to survive. Ethan has a new move in his arsenal to create greater distance from enemies and to gain valuable time in deciding his next move.
The pre-orders of Resident Evil Village are open today and allow you to book the Standard Edition in physical and digital version, a digital Deluxe Edition and a physical Collector’s Edition (pre-orders of the latter will be available soon at selected retailers). The digital Deluxe Edition includes the base game and the digital “Trauma Pack”, which includes additional game content including a Samurai Edge weapon, the special “Found Footage” filter inspired by Resident Evil 7 biohazard and save options via tape deck. instant access to a particularly challenging difficulty level and more. The physical Collector’s Edition includes digital content from the Deluxe Edition plus a stunning Chris Redfield figurine, a SteelBook case, an artbook, a fabric map of the village and an A4 print depicting the game’s key art.