During this afternoon’s Resident Evil showcase event, Capcom announced a May 7, 2021 worldwide release for Resident Evil Village. That includes not just PS5, Xbox Series X/S, and PC, but also the getting-on-in-years PS4 and Xbox One. Capcom “worked hard” to pull off the simultaneous launch.
If you’re picking up the Xbox One or PlayStation 4 versions, you’ll be able to upgrade to the PS5 or Xbox Series X/S equivalent at no extra cost. A PS5-exclusive combat-free demo, Maiden, is coming today, followed by a “separate” demo with new content that’s hitting all platforms later “this spring.”
I’m stoked to pick up where the insanity of Resident Evil 7 left off, but with even more strangeness.
As for the new packed-in multiplayer game, Re:Verse, it’s going to face an uphill battle based on the chaotic PvP footage that aired today. Jack Baker versus Leon Kennedy versus Hunk versus Nemesis in the Raccoon City Police Station sounds entertaining on paper, but making that work in practice – especially when fans would prefer Mercenaries as a side activity? Yeah, that’s a hard sell. Again.
“This thank you bonus to fans features striking comic-style visuals and sets popular Resident Evil characters against each other in four to six-player deathmatch battles in iconic Resident Evil locations,” said Capcom “Players can choose from a fan-favorite roster, each with their own unique skillsets to master. When players are defeated in combat, their character respawns by mutating into a bioweapon to enact revenge on their foes.” Re:Verse is a PC, PS4, and Xbox One title (but works on PS5 and XSX).
On the bright side, today we learned the tall vampire woman’s name (Lady Dimitrescu), and the fact that she’s a proud mother – the other characters she’s surrounded by in Village are actually her daughters.
I’m also stoked to see the return of a merchant, Resident Evil 4 style. This one’s The Duke.
Source: Destructoid Resident Evil Village is out May 7 and that includes PS4 and Xbox One