Resident Evil Village

Platform(s): Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X
Genre: Action/Adventure
Publisher: Capcom
Developer: Capcom
Release Date: May 7, 2021

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'Resident Evil Re:Verse' (ALL) Open Beta Test Planned For April

by Rainier on March 22, 2021 @ 1:30 a.m. PDT

Experience survival horror like never before in Resident Evil Village, which will elevate each desperate fight to survive by showcasing the most realistic and terrifying graphics to date.

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. Chris Redfield, the legendary hero from the Resident Evil series, is reacquainted with the couple and horribly disrupts their life, spiraling Ethan into chaos. A devastated Ethan finds himself in a remote snow-capped village seeking answers after being thrown into an entirely new nightmare.

Prior to the events of Resident Evil Village, Ethan Winters received a mysterious email from Mia, his wife, who had been missing for a few years. Without the slightest hint of hesitation, Ethan made his way to Dulvey, Louisiana to search for Mia’s whereabouts… and was led straight to the mansion of the twisted Baker family as a result. Resident Evil 7 biohazard set the stage for a new generation of survival horror as seen directly through Ethan’s eyes, making the struggle for survival through a house of nightmares that much more personal. While Ethan and Mia were ultimately able to escape and create a new, peaceful life together, a new tragedy is about to unfold… one that will take a distraught Ethan to a mystifying village in search of answers to painful questions.

While the village itself may look pristine from all the freshly fallen snow, disturbing events are happening just out of sight. Flickering movements catch the corners of Ethan’s eyes, while strange shapes loom on the horizon. It’s among the dilapidated sheds and houses that he may find his answers… or he may find something far more sinister. Strange creatures, odd symbols, and an unusual fairy tale all come together with the power of the RE Engine in the latest trailer to make Resident Evil Village a true showcase of next-generation survival horror.

Channeling the capabilities of next generation consoles, the detailed realism and relentless feeling of fear will increase with each desperate battle for survival, while moments of calm will leave players wondering what new horrors await. With hyper-detailed graphics, intense first-person action and masterful storytelling, the terror has never felt more realistic and inescapable.

In celebration of the Resident Evil franchise’s 25th anniversary, which kicks off in March 2021, Capcom announced Resident Evil Village will include access to a free multiplayer experience titled Resident Evil Re:Verse coming to PS4, Xbox One and PC. PS5 and Xbox Series X|S players can access the game through backwards compatibility.

Resident Evil Re:Verse 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. 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.

The Resident Evil Re:Verse open beta will be available on PS4, PS4 Pro, Xbox One, Xbox One X and PC (Steam)

Beta Test Period

  • April 8th 2021 2:00 AM (EDT) to April 11th 2021 2:00 AM (EDT)
  • April 7th 2021 11:00 PM (PDT) to April 10th 2021 11:00 PM (PDT)

Download available from April 5th 8:00 PM (EDT) / 5:00 PM (PDT)

Please make sure you have a CAPCOM ID, and that your account is linked to your hardware before playing the open beta test.

Note: If you have a PS5, the PS4 version will be accessible, and if you have the Xbox Series X|S, the Xbox One version will be accessible.

Key Features:

  • A New Chapter in the Resident Evil Storyline This eighth major installment in th e flagship Resident Evil series continues the story from the critically acclaimed Resident Evil 7 biohazard . With the return of popular features and introduction of new elements, survival horror has never been so intense.
  • Latest Console Technology RE Engine paired wi th new technologies available v ia PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X |S deliver s hyper detailed g raphics , advanced immersive audio and little to no load times , bringing the shadowy village and its evocative residents to life in first person perspective
  • Popular Resident Evil Features Fans might recognize new features in Resident Evil Village that are nods to previous Resident Evil games including a merchant dubbed “The Duke” who allows players to purchase and sell items, buy recipes for crafting consumables, and customize weapons.
  • Familiar Faces and New Foes Resident Evil series Chris Re dfield returns under a shroud of seemingly sinister motives. Ethan will also encounter a host of new adver saries inhabiting the enigmatic village , all with their own distinctive ways of attacking
  • Evolution of Combat In addition to engaging and attacking enemies , Ethan can also now guard against incoming attacks, or kick enemies away to buy time for his next move , requiring players to further strategize the best approach for surviving the many challenges ahead.
  • 25th Anniversary Celebration Bonus As a thank you to fans, Resident Evil Village will include access to a free multiplayer experi ence titled Resident Evil Re:Verse , coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. An all star cast of fan f avorite Resident Evil characters face off in four to six player deathmatch battles in iconic series locat ions.
  • Play Across Generations Resident Evil Village will be eligible to upgrade from PlayStation 4 to the digital PlayStation 5 ver sion and will support Smart Delivery for Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One consoles.

Pre-orders for Resident Evil Village start today, with options for digital and physical Standard and Deluxe Editions and a physical Collector’s Edition. The Deluxe Edition includes the base game and a digital “Trauma Pack,” which consists of additional in-game content including a Samurai Edge weapon, Resident Evil 7 biohazard inspired found footage screen filter and tape recorder save point options, immediate access to an especially challenging difficulty setting, and more. The physical Collector’s Edition includes the digital Deluxe Edition content plus a striking statue of franchise veteran Chris Redfield, a SteelBook case, art book, and a cloth map of the village with key art printed on the reverse side.

Resident Evil Village will come to PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X and PC (Steam) on May 7, 2021 for $59.99 ($69.99 Deluxe Edition, $219.99 Collector’s Edition).

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