When we were first given a tease of Resident Evil: Village, we got to see a magnificent looking werewolf. Well, in the latest trailer we are introduced to a trio of vampire/witches that are all tall enough to reach castle chandelier’s. We are thoroughly impressed with Lady Dimitrescu and her daughters.
The official synopsis for Resident Evil: Village goes like this:
“This entry of Resident Evil continues the 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. In today’s first extensive look at gameplay, the development team revealed several new details including some features which harken back to fan-favorite elements from previous Resident Evil games. Protagonist Ethan will now be able to purchase and sell items, buy recipes for crafting, and customize weapons with a merchant dubbed “The Duke.” Using materials found throughout the game, he will be able to craft invaluable consumables needed to survive the terrors of the village. Utilizing these provisions will also involve more strategic planning, with a revised inventory system based on space management that may be familiar to series fans.”
If you are a PS5 owner, you can download the Maiden demo to check out a mode of the game in which you can’t engage in combat or even defend yourself. Other platforms will see a new demo arrive later this spring. Resident Evil’s special showcase revealed a ton of info, most notably it gave us a solid release date. We now know that Resident Evil Village is headed our way beginning May 7 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S.
In addition to all that great news, we now know that we will also receive a multiplayer experience titled Resident Evil Re:Verse.
The multiplayer Re: Verse experience is described as having:
“Striking comic-style visuals and sets popular Resident Evil characters against each other in four to six-player deathmatch battles in iconic Resident Evil locations. Players can choose from a fan-favorite roster, each with their own unique skillsets to master. When players are defeated in combat, their character respawns by mutating into a bioweapon to enact revenge on their foes.”
As in previous Resident Evil releases this time around we are being given several options on which set to purchase. Those pre-order packages are as follows:
“Pre-orders for Resident Evil Village start today, 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.”
It’s going to be a tough wait for Resident Evil: Village’s May 7 release date, but we are hopeful we can make it through somewhat torture free.
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