Capcom revealed during the PlayStation 5 showcase a brand-new entry into the famed Resident Evil series, which will see players enter into the eighth core entry in the series with Resident Evil Village. Here’s what you need to know.
Resident Evil Village is set to release in 2021 and will be launching next year for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, and PC via Steam. Capcom has confirmed that the game will be using the RE Engine which has powered recent releases in the series including Resident Evil 7: biohazard and the remakes for both Resident Evil 2 and Resident Evil 3.
For long-time fans, Resident Evil Village will continue on with Ethan’s story, continuing off in the following days after Chris Redfield came to his rescue, taking Ethan away from the nightmare he had once experienced in the Louisiana bayou. Now that tragedy has struck and left Ethan grieving the loss of his wife Mia, he will once more find himself experiencing unprecedented horrors as a plague begins to befall a once peaceful village.
Capcom has confirmed that the upcoming title will return to the first-person perspective, giving fans a chance to experience survival-horror once again and in a way that will make the skin of fans crawl as they trek through the new horrors that await them. Players will meet all-new enemies, unlike anything they’d once before seen as they seek to find the cause behind this new plague and the enemies that Ethan must survive against with the help of Chris Redfield himself.
In the debut cinematic trailer released today, Capcom revealed a glimpse of the evocative new setting and storyline of Resident Evil Village. Set a few years after the critically acclaimed Resident Evil 7 biohazard, the all-new storyline begins with Ethan 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. Chris Redfield, the legendary hero from the Resident Evil™ series who made a brief appearance in Resident Evil 7 biohazard, is reacquainted with the couple and horribly disrupts their life, leaving Ethan devastated and thrown into an entirely new nightmare.
Capcom has confirmed that the game will launch on both Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 both. They have not confirmed whether or not the game will feature any form of VR capability on either console or on PC at this time.
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