On April 15, Capcom held a Resident Evil Showcase that gave fans a new look at the upcoming Resident Evil Village and announced that a new demo is on the way. In addition to the demo, Capcom announced that Resident Evil 4 will be getting another re-release, but this time, it’ll be a virtual reality game for the Oculus Quest 2.
2021 marks the 25th Anniversary of the series and Capcom is going all out as, in addition to all the games, a Netflix series is slated to come out later this summer titled Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness.
A New Trailer
As I mentioned, Resident Evil Village got a new trailer showing off more of the game and the story. The game is a sequel to acclaimed Resident Evil 7 which has the protagonist, Ethan Winters, searching for his daughter and trying to escape a mysterious European village. Over the course of the game, Ethan is being hunted by the village’s inhabitants and the mutant countess, Lady Dimitrescu.
As for the demo, it has a strange schedule. Instead of one release day, the demo will be split in two. One demo will take place in the village and the other demo is in the castle.
Each demo will be available to play over an 8-hour window but restricted to 30 minutes each. For example, those in North America can play the Village Demo from April 17 at 5 pm PST to April 18, 1 am PST, but players elsewhere will have a different time for their region.
I suggest waiting for the game to release on May 7 instead of dealing with the confusing demo schedule.
The beloved Resident Evil 4 is getting the VR treatment. Capcom released a new trailer that shows off the new immersive gameplay; players can even dual wield weapons which are not possible in the original game.
Information is scarce but more will be given on April 21 for the Oculus Gaming Showcase when more gameplay will be shown.
Return of Mercenaries
Resident Evil Mercenaries is a popular time trial mode that existed since Resident Evil 3 but it skipped the seventh entry. This time, the mode returns in the latest entry where players can compete in high-score challenges by killing enemies and collecting time extensions.
This version of Mercenaries will include new features like power-ups and weapon shops in between rounds.
Coming Soon to Netflix
In the Showcase, Capcom premiered the first trailer for Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness, a movie that will be coming out in July.
The movie is a sequel to Resident Evil 4 which has RE 2 heroes, Leon Kennedy and Claire Redfield, reuniting to protect the President and the White House from a zombie outbreak. Resident Evil movies have a reputation for being insane and silly action movies. Just look at Resident Evil Vendetta from 2017. Judging from the trailer, Infinite Darkness looks like it’ll be taking a more subdued approach while still a little crazy.
Are you excited about Resident Evil Village? Or are horror games not your thing?