Capcom’s latest Resident Evil demo event detailed a series of times you can demo Resident Evil Village ahead of its May release.
It also included a Resident Evil 4 VR announcement for Oculus Quest 2, a preview of Village Mercenaries mode, a new trailer for the Netflix CGI Infinite Darkness series, and a few other little bits and pieces. No new Resident Evil games have been announced.
The showcase kicked off with a new Village trailer showing clips from the start of the game, a radio show calling out the survivors, a look at the werewolf-like Lycans and Lady Dimitrescu taking a tasty sip of Ethan’s blood. . Chris Redfield also makes an appearance – but it’s unclear what he does.
You’ll be able to experience all of this for yourself with the next time-limited demo of the game, which will let you play for 60 minutes on PlayStation 5, PS4, Stadia, Steam, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X / S.
This demo will be available on all platforms for 24 hours starting May 2 at 1 a.m. UK time or 2 a.m. in Europe. In North America, it will be from May 1 at 5 p.m. Pacific for 24 hours.
You can choose between exploring the village or castle areas in the game, or diving into both if you wish. But you only have 60 minutes in total.
PS4 and PS5 owners also get “8 Hours in the Village”, where you can play both the Village and the Castle on previous weekends. Each zone will be open for eight hours, during which you can then play for 30 minutes.
In the UK, the Game Village area will be available to PS4 and PS5 owners for a sample from April 18 at 4 p.m. until April 19 at midnight. In North America, it will be April 17 at 5 p.m. Pacific until April 18 at 1 a.m.
A week later, the in-game castle area will then be available to PS4 and PS5 owners from April 25 at 4 p.m. in the UK until April 26 at midnight. In North America, it will be April 24 at 5:00 p.m. PT until April 25 at 1:00 a.m.
You’ll have an eight-hour window to play each for 30 minutes, Capcom said. Yes, this is all a bit complicated. PS4 and PS5 owners can start downloading the demo today.
Continuing on, we took a look at Village Mercenaries – the fast-paced combat mode featured in many other Resi games that returns here with a few tweaks. The new feature includes the in-game merchant that spawns between areas, which sells supplies, weapons, and upgrades. You can also select abilities, which include skills in which you can improve movement speed, weapon damage, armor, and more.
Capcom’s competitive multiplayer Resident Evil Re: Verse was again mentioned as being free for village owners, although there was no more new information shared on this.
Then we have a new trailer for Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness, the upcoming CGI series for Netflix starring Leon S. Kennedy and Claire Redfield. It will launch in July of this year and take place in 2006, a few years after Resident Evil 4, so it will feature Ashley Graham’s dad as president. (Will Ashley also come back and be able to hide in more boxes? We’ll have to wait and see.)
The live-action film Welcome to Raccoon City has completed filming and is now in post-production, Capcom said, although there is no word on a release date yet.
And in other news, Resident Evil will join Dead by Daylight to some extent, with more details to be announced on May 25.
Capcom ended the show with an announcement of Resident Evil 4 VR for Oculus Quest 2, which is under development by Armature. This version of the game shifts its action to a first-person perspective – even its inventory management, which is now in 3D. More details will come as part of an Oculus showcase on April 21.
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