Today, during a digital showcase event, Capcom revealed new details about Resident Evil Village, its upcoming and highly anticipated entry in the Resident Evil franchise launching May 7, 2021 for Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One via backward compatibility. Also announced was Resident Evil Re:Verse, a new multiplayer game where players battle each other in unique deathmatch battles set across iconic game locations.
In addition to the release date announcement, Capcom also shared significant gameplay footage that featured Resident Evil 7 biohazard’s Ethan Winters, who returns as the primary protagonist of Resident Evil Village. Promising pulse-pounding action combined with Resident Evil’s signature survival horror gameplay, the development team also shared new details from the upcoming game that will call back to fan-favorite elements from prior Resident Evil games.
New for Ethan will be the ability to purchase and sell items, buy recipes for crafting, and customize weapons thanks to a merchant known only as The Duke. Think of him as your in-game gunsmith who, by utilizing resources that you find throughout the game, provides you with recipes for you to craft consumables and other provisions to help you survive the dreaded village.
One of the most talked about teases heading into today’s Resident Evil news was Lady Dimitrescu (aka Tall Vampire Lady), whose mysterious daughters can transform into swarms of insects (no thanks). How those characters will play a role in the larger story of Resident Evil Village remains to be seen. We anticipate, like other entries in the series, to come face to face with other unique adversaries that will each have their own unique and horrifying ways to attack us. Bring it on!
As a thank you to fans in celebration of the 25th anniversary of the franchise, access to the free multiplayer experience Resident Evil Re:Verse will be included with a purchase of Resident Evil Village. This mode will set popular Resident Evil characters against each other in unique four to six-player deathmatch battles set across iconic game locations. Each character will have their owns skills for gamers to master, like playing as a bioweapon when they respawn to unleash vengeance upon other players. Resident Evil Re:Verse will be available at some point after the release of Resident Evil Village.
You can pre-order Resident Evil Village today on the Xbox Store in a variety of offerings. Resident Evil Village Standard Edition will include the base game and the Resident Evil Re:Verse onlinemultiplayer game. The Resident Evil Village Deluxe Edition includes everything from the Standard Edition in addition to the Trauma Pack, which includes in-game content like a Samurai Edge weapon, immediate access to a more challenging difficulty setting, Resident Evil 7 biohazard found footage screen filter, and more. You can also pre-order the Resident Evil Village & Resident Evil 7 Complete Bundle containing the definitive version of Resident Evil 7 biohazard and Resident Evil Village.
Resident Evil Village also supports Smart Delivery, giving you both the Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S versions of the game for one price; the best version of the game will automatically be delivered to your console – no extra steps required by you.
We’ll have more to share about Resident Evil Village in the coming months, so keep it tuned here to Xbox Wire.
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