During last night’s Resident Evil Showcase, developer Capcom revealed tons of exciting new details regarding upcoming survival horror title Resident Evil Village. First and foremost, Village finally has an official release date: May 7, 2021. In addition, the game is confirmed to be releasing for both next- and last-generation console, including PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and PC.
In addition, the Village team acknowledged fan interest in a particularly tall female vampire who appeared in an earlier trailer, making her a major focus of the Showcase event. They revealed that her name is “Lady Dimitrescu,” and she lives in a spooky castle alongside her bloodthirsty vampire daughters. This castle will be one of the locations which returning protagonist Ethan Winters will have to visit while searching for his missing daughter.
In addition to the castle, the titular Village itself was shown off during the event. It seems to be the home of a creepy cult, led by the terrifying Mother Miranda, as well as werewolf-like enemies and enormous hammer-wielding villagers. Series staple Chris Redfield returns, although the footage revealed so far hints that he might not be on the good guys’ side this time around.
Village features a number of mechanics returning from popular series title Resident Evil 4, including a merchant character, a “Tetris-like” inventory management system, and some item crafting. Collectibles will also return also return in the form of carved wooden goat statues scattered around the map. Village will also feature a competitive multiplayer experience called Re: Verse.
A playable demo called Maiden is also available exclusively for the PlayStation 5. It does not feature Ethan as the protagonist, but instead the titular nameless “Maiden,” who is trapped inside Lady Dimitrescu’s castle and must seek a way to escape.
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