Everything you need to know about Resident Evil 8 Village
(Pocket-lint) – Resident Evil is back – Resident Evil 7’s runaway success as the series’ gameplay reboot has seen Capcom feverishly working on a sequel, while the years since have left us digging our teeth in accomplished remakes.
We now know that the eighth game in the series is coming soon, and there is a lot of detail to dig into based on the trailers and information we’ve seen so far. Read on to find out everything you need to know about the upcoming Resident Evil game.
Resident Evil Village Maiden Demo and Release Date
Thanks to a recent showcase, we have plenty of details on Resident Evil Village, including a firm release date of May 7, 2021, so there isn’t too much time left before we can get our hands on the game.
Best of all, if you’re lucky enough to have gotten a PS5, you’ll be able to access a demo of the game right now, called Maiden. It’s a short slice of the fight-free vibe and a way to get a feel for the visual identity and audio of the game.
The PlayStation 5 Maiden demo is now available! Remember, a cross-platform demo is coming this spring!
– Resident Evil (@RE_Games) January 21, 2021
We really recommend playing Maiden – it’s a great visual showcase, and only takes about 20 minutes, serving as a nice introduction to the scenery and a few characters in the full game.
Later this year, we’ll have a full demo for all platforms, apparently, which will be a better way to get a feel for how it actually plays with a little more interactivity.
Resident Evil Village platforms
Speaking of platforms, the recent showcase also confirmed what you’ll be able to play Resident Evil Village on – and that’s the full roster as you might expect. PlayStation 5 and PS4 are joined by the Xbox Series X, S, and Xbox One consoles, meaning it is a cross-gen game at launch, which had in fact not been confirmed until now. .
The game will also arrive on Steam on launch day, making it available to PC gamers as well.
The story of Resident Evil Village
The story of Resident Evil Village seems to pick up quite directly that of Resident Evil 7, and again features Ethan Winters as the player character, after his terrifying escape at the end of the last game. This time around, he travels to an isolated location in Romania, where he will attempt to save his kidnapped daughter, apparently kidnapped by series mainstay Chris Redfield. We’re sure the game will delve into exactly why this happened.
In Romania, there will be two main settings: the spooky village from the game’s title and the castle looming above it. This castle is owned by Alcina Dimitrescu and her gargantuan, vampiric looking demonic daughters, who seem to be the main antagonists in the game. They are quite terrifying, but there are plenty of other villains to avoid and sometimes shoot when your bravery. come back.
In fact, eagle-eyed fans on Reddit recently spotted that the game’s Collector’s Edition includes a cloth map that reveals a rough layout of the game world, including a few interesting places like the Heisenberg Factory. and the Moreau reservoir. The image is low res at the moment, so you can’t see too many of it, but it looks like we’ll be exploring this layout.
The “Big House” setting is another throwback to the tropes that have seen Resident Evil reach the heights of its series, including the castle from Resident Evil 4 and the first half of Resident Evil 7, so we can’t wait for it. explore it bit by bit, arguably solving more than a few ornate puzzles along the way.
How tall is the vampire lady in Resident Evil 8 Village?
We know that’s the question you really want to answer – you can be honest with us! Alcina Dimitrescu has been causing a stir since her unveiling, and her spectacular size has been the center of much speculation and memes.
Now, the current Resident Evil team has clarified some important details, as you can see in the Tweet below.
Your love for Lady Dimitrescu is strong and clear.
Here is a message from our artistic director of RE Village, Tomonori Takano, along with a very curious fact that you may have wondered about: pic.twitter.com/Lj4m5pN2dJ
– Resident Evil (@RE_Games) February 2, 2021
That’s right – her official height, hat and heels included, as any sane person would, is 2.9 meters or 9’6 “. She’s a great vampire lady, eh? We’ll let you delve deeper into the speculations of the booming fans on Lady Dimitrescu at your own pace.
Resident Evil Village gameplay
In terms of actual gameplay, the glimpses we’ve seen through a few trailers seem to indicate that Village is very much looking to build on the Resident Evil 7 model – the first-person perspective returns, with a dark, moody vibe. , and there are more than enough signs that we will also have a lot of puzzles to solve under pressure.
It looks like the two main locations in the game can have quite different vibes, with the village looking a bit more open and involving the outdoors, as snowy as it is, while the castle looks huge and can -be labyrinthine. In the trailers there are sure to be a few bosses to contend with as well, from towering giants to those pesky babes and Alcina Dimitescu herself, so we can’t wait to see how that plays out.
A Tetris-style inventory system also lets you juggle your items and a huge merchant for you to purchase supplies, another pair of features that will appeal to longtime fans of the series in particular. .
We also now know that the fan-favorite Mercenaries mode will return to the series, letting you play through courses with a more arcade-style attack against time mindset, and it was fully featured in the tape. -announcement below:
It sounds like a lot of fun – anything that encourages replayability is good for us.
Written by Max Freeman-Mills.