Resident Evil Village: Release Date, Trailer, Multiplayer, Showcase, Characters, Pre-Order, Demo And Everything You Need To Know

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Resident Evil 8 Village will be the next instalment in the historic franchise, and it's planning to take some big creative risks.

We'd argue that Capcom has earned that right, however, with both Resident Evil 2 and Resident Evil 3 receiving excellent remakes in recent years.

Here's everything we know about the next-gen survival horror title.

Latest News

Graphics Modes Revealed - April 17

Whether you're playing on a PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, or anything else, Capcom has revealed the game's graphical settings.

Find out more here.

Demo Details and Mercenaries Mode – April 15

Good news, horror fans – you can play a slice of Resident Evil: Village starting this weekend, although there are some caveats.

Capcom also shared a look at the revamped Mercenaries mode.

Find out more here.

What Is It?

Resident Evil has primarily been about zombies and the shadowy Umbrella Corporation, but Resident Evil 7 sidestepped that narrative for the most part – and Resident Evil: Village will do the same.

Looking to return to the first-person view, it'll feature werewolves and all sorts of other ghouls - a big departure.

Still, it will take plenty of cues from Resident Evil 4 – notably the village setting, but perhaps even more.

“You’ll notice we took a lot of inspiration from Resident Evil 4. The team has put a ton of effort into creating a truly authentic feel,” Peter Fabiano, the game's producer said to Official PlayStation Magazine.

“There are plenty of surprises to keep you on your toes; players will find a balance of combat, exploration, and puzzle-solving.”

Release Date

Capcom has confirmed that Resident Evil Village is going to release on May 7th, 2021!

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The game will be coming to PS5, Xbox Series S/X and PC, but also to last-gen platforms.

That means if you're holding onto your PS4 or Xbox One, you'll still be able to be scared silly when the game launches.

Trailer and Gameplay

A new exclusive look at Village from Game Informer revealed RE Village's cooking mechanics.

Ethan must hunt and kill wild animals, then take them to the Duke's caravan.

The Duke gives Ethan fabulous meals in return that permanently increase his stats.

Ethan can also exchange Lei (money) for weapon upgrades.


A neat aspect that will be featured within Resident Evil Village is AMD's ray-tracing feature that is useable within its new line of video cards. 

As for consoles? It's supported on Xbox Series S, Series X, and PlayStation 5 - although it will affect your framerate.

Pre-Order and Bonuses

During the official showcasing of Resident Evil Village, they announced that gamers will be able to pre-order the game starting TODAY! 

As well, check out the awesome pre-order bonuses they will be providing players: 

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There are multiple editions that players will have the choice when picking up Resident Evil Village.

First, there is the Deluxe Edition or better known as the 'Trama Edition'. 

This is going to include: 

  • Save Device
  • Albert01 Chris Weapon
  • The Tragedy of Ethan Winters 
  • Found Footage RE7 Filter 
  • Max Difficulty
  • Sale Room Music
  • Mr. Everywhere Figure
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Furthermore, there is a console Collector's Editon which includes all of the Deluxe Editon content and the following: 

  • Chris Figure
  • Artbook
  • Box
  • Trama Pack Product Code
  • Steelbook
  • Poster
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The game is getting a new, limited-time demo that kicks off on April 17th for PS4 and PS5 owners. It'll arrive on May 1st, offering one hour of gameplay for Xbox One, Xbox Series, Steam and Stadia players.

While previously only available for 24 hours, Capcom has since confirmed this will be expanded to a whole week, after fans criticised this limited time stance.

Find out more here.

Mercenaries Mode

Looking to take the fight to the monstrosities of Village? Good news, Mercenaries is back.

This action-packed mode has players killing enemies and completing objectives to earn cash which then buys better weapons and items.

New around this time is a shop that you'll visit between locations and new abilities that you'll pick up while exploring that buff weapons or stats.


Towards the end of the Resident Evil Village showcase, they revealed Resident Evil Re:Verse.

A brand new multiplayer game that will be free with the purchase of Resident Evil Village and appears to be a thrilling multiplayer experience with all your favourite Resident Evil characters! 

Find out more here.


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