Capcom’s Resident Evil franchise shows no signs of slowing down, with the Resident Evil 3 remake landing in April 2020. This series has sold over 100 million copies so far and the next entry is looking to escalate that number.
Resident Evil Village is a strange game based on what we’ve seen so far, abandoning past franchise mainstays and taking our cast to a mysterious snowy village. Despite all the cryptic teases, there’s a lot to go through. Here’s everything we know about Resident Evil Village.
What is Resident Evil Village?
Resident Evil Village is the eighth mainline game in Capcom’s long-running Resident Evil franchise. It’s a survival-horror game being developed for PS5, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S and PC.
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Resident Evil Village trailers
So far, Capcom has shared two trailers. The first is the reveal trailer from Sony’s June 2020 PS5 showcase:
The second was shared at a later showcase, with new glimpses of what is lurking in wait.
Resident Evil Village story, features and gameplay
Source: Capcom (screenshot)
Resident Evil Village follows up on the story in Resident Evil 7: Biohazard. The game sees protagonist Ethan Winters attempting to settle and lead a quiet life with his wife Mia. Series icon Chris Redfield shows up one day and throws Ethan’s life into confusion, leading these two to a mysterious snowy village in Europe.
Werewolves, vampiric witches and Krampus-like goatmen are just some of the terrors glimpsed in screenshots and trailers so far. Like its predecessor, Resident Evil Village utilizes a first-person perspective and is built using the RE Engine that has powered Resident Evil 7: Biohazard as well as the remakes of Resident Evil 2 and Resident Evil 3. If the consistent quality continues, this could end up being one of the best PS5 games so far.
Is Resident Evil Village coming to PS4?
Right now, Resident Evil Village is only confirmed for current-generation machines, including the PS5. This allows the developers to take full advantage of the new hardware such as the ultra-fast SSDs. Capcom is looking into providing an option for players still on PS4 and Xbox One but is not making any promises.
Does Resident Evil Village support PSVR?
Resident Evil 7: Biohazard supported PSVR, allowing players to experience the entire game in terrifying virtual reality. Right now, Capcom has not stated whether or not Resident Evil Village will have similar functionality. Considering that the game is only guaranteed for current-generation hardware and PSVR games are PS4-only at the moment, we’re leaning towards this being unlikely.
When is the Resident Evil Village release date?
Resident Evil Village is currently slated to arrive sometime in 2021. Capcom has not yet given an exact release date, so hopefully we’ll learn more soon.
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