The Resident Evil showcase hosted by What’s Good Games Brittney Brombacher kicked off strong and kept the excitement the entire way through tonight. We got a chance to see more than a few things coming to the beloved franchise. We got the chance to see a brand new trailer for Resident Evil Village, plus some epic gameplay. Capcom also announced Resident Evil RE: Verse in celebration of the franchise’s 25th anniversary. It was quite a bit of information to take in, so now that I have taken a moment to have a fangirl freak-out moment, I am here to breakdown everything that went down.

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Resident Evil Village Trailer

The brand new trailer for Resident Evil Village answers just as many questions as it poses. Like who is this beautiful tall lady? Who is her mom? Why does she want Ethan Winters? What ceremony needs to take place? And why is Chris Redfield taking that baby!? These are just a few questions I need to be answered and I am trying to be patient. This trailer focuses more on showing off the enemies Ethan Winters will come across in his travels through the big lady’s castle in search of his daughter. She seems to have daughters who turn into flies, as well as her own hoard of zombie creatures. We also can’t forget the man Ethan runs into in what looks to be dungeons.

The best part that comes from this trailer and the showcase? The fact that Resident Evil Village will launch worldwide on May 7, 2021, and can be pre-ordered now! But that’s not all! The fantastic people at Capcom have been working hard to increase the consoles the game will launch on PC through Steam, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X. So those who have not been able to get their hands on the next-gen consoles will still be able to get their hands on this!

Resident Evil Village Gameplay and Maiden Demo

Capcom didn’t stop with a brand new trailer, though. It also showed off quite a bit of gameplay to get fans hype. Producer Pete Fabiano gave us a look at more than just the combat within Resident Evil Village. The game will follow Ethan as he travels from the village to the castle, searching for his kidnapped daughter. Capcom has decided to keep the first-person perspective to help draw players into the world’s details around them. And the attention to detail is there, guys. Just watching Ethan make his way through the castle and being able to see the world come alive around us is perfect.

Fabiano also gave us a peek into the combat, which will have players on their toes. The enemies found in Resident Evil Village feature their own distinct fighting style. This means we will need to swap things up to stay alive. We also got the chance to see the item management and crafting systems, which will allow players to create ammo and first aid items. When it comes time to sell our old items to make space, we just need to visit the Duke. This unique NPC will be available during different parts of the story and always in a situation.

But this isn’t all. Capcom shared that they couldn’t wait for us to get the chance to explore their brand new world. For those who currently own a PS5, the Maiden Demo is available today. We will be controlling a character only known as The Maiden and trying to escape the castle. There is no combat in the demo. Instead, Capcom wants us to focus on getting to know the castle and getting a real feel for the visuals and audio. If you don’t have a PS5, don’t worry. The demo will be made available on other consoles later this spring.

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Resident Evil RE: Verse

To help celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Resident Evil franchise, the amazing people at Capcom have shared a new project they have been working on! Resident Evil RE: Verse is a new multiplayer title that pits players against each other in a fight to the death. We will get the chase to play as our favorite characters from the series and even turn the tides of battle with powerful bioweapons. Each deathmatch lasts five minutes, where the player with the most points win. Don’t forget to loot everything around you, because those weapons might be what saves you in the end!

But death really isn’t the end in Resident Evil RE: Verse. When a player dies, they transform into a powerful bioweapon, which can be used against other players. This means we have the chance to turn into those terrifying monsters that made us suffer throughout the Resident Evil franchise. The best part is that this will be available for free for those who purchase Resident Evil Village. If you really can’t wait to check it out, the open beta sign-ups are still open until January 25, 2021.

Everything Else

To help celebrate Resident Evil‘s anniversary, Ubisoft and Massive Entertainment have announced that they are running a special event for Tom Clancy’s The Division 2. Players will get the chance to participate in the special event and unlock iconic outfits and items from the Resident Evil franchise to use in the game. The event runs from February 2nd to the 18th and the Leon Kennedy RPD outfit is unlocked by just logging in.

The Resident Evil showcase came to a close with a quick reminder from Hiroyuki Kobayashi, Capcom’s Resident Evil Animation Producer, regarding Netflix’s upcoming series Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness. The 3D CGI animated series was announced last year and focuses on series favorites Claire and Leon. The events take place a few years after the events of Resident Evil 4. It seems that Leon and Claire have gotten caught up in another zombie outbreak. It will release worldwide this year! So keep an eye out for more news as it gets closer to release.

While the showcase was short, it did give us quite a bit of information! Be sure to check back with us for more Resident Evil news!

 

 

Julia Roth
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