Resident Evil Showcase Reveals New Gameplay Footage & Exclusive Trailer For “RE: Village”

Resident Evil Showcase unveiled a new trailer, world-premiere gameplay, Resident Evil Re:Verse, and lots more during this exclusive reveal that debuted on Thursday!

The eighth game in the long-running horror-survival series is another first-person version, and a sequel to Resident Evil 7: Biohazard. From the glimpses we’ve seen of the game it looks fantastic and every bit as scary as you’d hope. The series which has typically been known for being a third person shooter switched to first person shooter perspective in part 7 and was a big hit amongst fans old and new.

The big news, of course, is when we’ll actually be able to play the game. It’s coming out on PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One and PC (Steam). 

Resident Evil: Village comes out on May 7th, 2021. That’s great news. Not only do we not have long to wait, it’s releasing in what’s traditionally a less crowded month than the busy holiday season. 

Capcom has also released a new free demo for PS5 players. This demo, called the Maiden Demo, is not actually part of the game. It showcases the castle area from the game, but players take on the role of the Maiden fleeing from terrifying creatures with no means to defend herself.

The third trailer for the game was released today and it’s deliciously creepy. It shows off some of the evil forces you’ll reckon with as Ethan Winters, the returning protagonist from Biohazard. These include the wicked Lady Dimitrescu and her mysterious daughters who can turn into swarms of insects.

Capcom also revealed a new multiplayer stand-alone game called Resident Evil: Re:Verse which is coming to PS4, Xbox One and PC and to PS5 and Xbox Series X|S as via backward compatibility. This is apparently part of the franchise’s 25th anniversary which kicks off in March.

Re:Verse is a free bonus to anyone who purchases Village. It’s unclear whether it will be available to purchase separately at some point, though that seems like a possibility. The game has a somewhat cartoonish art-style that couldn’t be more different from Village. It’s a competitive third-person shooter but not much more is known about it other than it will feature characters from across the series.

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