Resident Evil Returns on May 7th
Capcom has confirmed that Resident Evil 8: Village will release on May 7, 2021. The game is compatible with PS5, Xbox Series X/S, and PC, and Capcom finally confirmed that the game is also compatible with PS4 and Xbox One. Resident Evil Village is the sequel to Resident Evil 7: Biohazard (2017). Resident Evil Village has an all-new narrative and will feature Resident Evil 7: Biohazard protagonist, Ethan Winters.
Resident Evil Village is set a few years after the incidents of its forerunner, and follows Ethan on a quest to search for answers. Answers to what, you may ask? Ethan, thinking everything is back to normal, decides to settle down with his wife, Mia. But as life was appearing too good to be true, fan-favorite Chris Redfield bombards their home and kidnaps their daughter. While Ethan is searching for his daughter, he finds himself in a sinister village.
The Resident Evil Village gameplay is very similar to Resident Evil 7, only featuring a brand new narrative and villains. Players will be up against terrifying enemies with their bare hands or the variety of weapons that are available to carry. This time there is a Duke to buy and sell supplies, weapons, and weapon upgrades. Also, solving puzzles will again be a method to progress in the game.
Players can look forward to encountering unsettling characters such as the nine-foot-tall Lady Dimitrescus, who inhabits a castle. Players can explore both the village location and the castle location, both of which were playable in the time limited demo.
The release date is quickly looming, and Capcom presents gamers a chance to try out the new Resident Evil game through timed demos. Gamers played an open beta of the game’s multiplayer called Resident Evil Re: Verse on April 8 for only three days. The multiplayer mode allows players to play their favorite series characters and villains in a player versus player battle.
Furthermore, who doesn’t like to try a game before buying it? In January, Capcom released a PS5 exclusive Resident Evil Village demo called Maiden. The demo offered a brief story taking place in Lady Dimitrescu’s castle location. The demo is free to download from the PS store and lasts for 15 minutes. During the release of Maiden, Capcom confirmed the release of the second demo.
The second demo will be available on Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, Xbox One, PC, PS5, PS4, and Stadia. Although the demo being multiplatform, the demo is a two-part demo for PlayStation players: part one Village and part two Castle. PlayStation players were able to access the first part of the second demo early.
Additionally, the demos were only playable for 30 minutes each and only available for 8 hours once the demo began.