Capcom revealed the Resident Evil Village release date, as well as a new trailer for the eighth named installment in the Resident Evil series during a livestream event presentation on Thursday. The game takes place a few years after the events of Resident Evil 7: Biohazard and will put players once more in the role of main protagonist Ethan Winters, an American systems engineer who spent the majority of Resident Evil 7 searching for his missing wife, Mia.
Resident Evil Village release date
The livestream event announced the Resident Evil Village release date as May 7th, 2021 for the PS5, Xbox Series X|S and PC platforms. In addition, Resident Evil Village will be available for free upgrade on last-generation consoles, PS4 and Xbox One. According to the official Resident Evil Twitter, the first-person survival horror game “will be eligible to upgrade from PlayStation 4 to the digital PlayStation 5 version and will support Smart Delivery for Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One consoles.”
The official synopsis for the game, per the official Resident Evil Village website:
The next generation of survival horror rises in the form of Resident Evil Village, the eighth major entry in the Resident Evil series. With ultra-realistic graphics powered by the RE Engine, fight for survival as danger lurks around every corner.
Set a few years after the horrifying events in the critically acclaimed Resident Evil 7 biohazard, the all-new storyline begins with Ethan Winters and his wife Mia living peacefully in a new location, free from their past nightmares.
Just as they are building their new life together, tragedy befalls them once again. When BSAA captain Chris Redfield attacks their home, Ethan must once again head into hell to get his kidnapped daughter back.
In addition, Resident Evil Village will launch by way of different editions, which are now available for pre-order. Those editions include the Resident Evil Village Deluxe Edition, which will include the base game and a digital “Trauma Pack” with additional in-game content, a Resident Evil 7: Biohzard “found footage” screen filter, a Samurai Edge weapon, tape recorder save point options and special difficulty setting. The Deluxe Edition will be available for $69.99.
The Physical Collector’s Edition will come with the digital Deluxe Edition, as well as a detailed statue of mainstay Resident Evil character Chris Redfield, a SteelBook case, a cloth map of the game’s eponymous village with key art on the reverse side and an art book. The Physical Collector’s Edition will come with a $219.99 price tag.
Also revealed during the livestream was a teaser trailer for Resident Evil Re:Verse (which you can see below), an online multiplayer game where players can face off against other players in four to six player deathmatches with a host of major characters from the Resident Evil mythos. Resident Evil Re:Verse will come free with every purchase of Resident Evil Village.
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