Resident Evil Village : Gameplay, Story, and Release Details from the RE Showcase

Just a short while ago Capcom wrapped up their first Resident Evil showcase of 2021. The brief show included new details and gameplay from Resident Evil Village, a new bonus game to celebrate the 25th anniversary, footage from the upcoming Netflix show, and more. We’ll be covering it all in more detail in the coming days, but for now let’s jump into Village!

If you weren’t aware, Village is a continuation of Resident Evil 7. The title will remain in first-person perspective and you assume the role of Ethan Winters. The synopsis is as follows:

Years after the tragic events of Resident Evil 7 biohazard, Ethan Winters has started over with his wife Mia, finally living in peace and putting the past behind them. However, Chris Redfield, the legendary hero from previous Resident Evil games, suddenly disrupts their life, throwing a devastated Ethan into a new and twisted nightmare in search of answers.

Chris Redfield, the famous protagonist from the original Resident Evil returns as well. Though at this point in time, Capcom has not shared details as to what capacity.

To get you hyped for release, here is the latest trailer that was shared during the showcase.

But for more details, the development team shared new gameplay and explained some of the new wrinkles of the game including a store and crafting. The video below begins at that section of the showcase:

Pre-orders for the game have opened today with a few different versions being available. Village will release on May 7th for all major platforms including the PC, Xbox One and Series consoles, and the PlayStation 4 and 5. Additionally, a demo is available today for PlayStation consoles!

Deluxe Edition

Collector’s Edition

Lastly if you missed the showcase and want to catch up on the entire show, you can find the official video below!

Our Take

Resident Evil 7 was a bold new direction for the franchise but it was universally acclaimed and one of our favorite modern horror games. Village looks to take that to a new level while also presenting a showcase for those shiny new consoles. We’ll have a lot more on Village in the coming weeks/months so be sure to stay tuned!

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