Gameplay and multiplayer details for Resident Evil Village have been showcased along with an exclusive demo for PlayStation 5.
Village is the eighth main installment in the popular Resident Evil series of survival horror games.
Following the gameplay of Resident Evil 7: Biohazard, Village is also played in the first person.
First-person was a sharp departure and a gamble for Biohazard as Resident Evil was known for its intense third-person action.
Given the strong horror tone of Village though, it makes sense to continue with a forced first-person perspective.
The game’s main character is Ethan Winters, also from Resident Evil 7.
Whereas Ethan was searching for his missing wife in 7, this time his daughter has been kidnapped.
Combat has reportedly evolved for the next game with Ethan pulling off impressive hand-to-hand combat moves which make for some intense battles.
Being set in a creepy village is nothing new either.
Critically acclaimed Resident Evil 4 was set in a European village where Leon Kennedy just wasn’t welcome.
Also, just like RE 4, Ethan’s inventory is based on an attache case that allows him to store weapons and items.
While Resident Evil usually focuses on zombies and plague, Village has seemingly opened the supernatural floodgates.
This outing includes many horror classics including vampires, werewolves, and witches.
2021 is set to be a big year for Resident Evil.
Not only is Village set to be released, but there are several TV shows an upcoming movie, and a Division 2 crossover event.
Netflix has developed Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness, a CGI action series starring Claire Redfield and Leon Kennedy.
The popular streaming platform has also ordered a live-action TV show based on Resident Evil with details yet to follow.
However, we do know that the show is centered around Albert Wesker’s daughters and has been penned by one of the writers of Supernatural.
Ubisoft has also announced a Division 2 tie-in where players can claim Resident Evil themed goodies from, February 2, 2021.
Lucky PlayStation 5 gamers can also download a free demo right now.
The Resident Evil Village release date is set for May 07, 2021.
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