Read this Resident Evil Village (Resident Evil 8 / RE8) guide to learn latest news in recent Resident Evil Showcase. Includes the new trailer, gameplay walkthrough, and release date.
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|1||▼ The release date confirmed on May 7th. Pre-Order starts from Jan 21st with pre-order bonus.|
|2||▼ You can play with PS4 & Xbox One|
|3||▼ Free demo (Maiden) available for PS5|
|4||▼ New gameplay walkthrough video and trailer revealed|
|5||▼ There will be Deluxe edition and Collector's edition|
|6||▼ We can estimate that the story takes place in Romania based on facts found in the trailer|
|7||▼ New multiplayer game Re:Verse comes with RE8|
Release Date Announced
RE Village Releasing on May 7th 2021
The release date of Resident Evil Village is May 7th. It will be launched globally on the same date.
Pre-Order Starts From January 21st
The pre-order of Resident Evil Village starts from January 21st. There will be a pre-order bonus as well.Learn More On Release Date From Here
Pre-order started from January 21st. The pre-order bonus includes helpful in-game items such as Mr. Raccoon Weapon Charm and Survival Resource Pack, and more!See Details On Pre-Order Bonuses Here
Playable On PS4, XBOX One As Well
Additional Compatible Platforms Announced
In addition to pre-announced platforms (PS5, Xbox Series X, and PC), RE Village is also available on PS4 and Xbox One as well
Free Upgrade To PS5 & Xbox Series X
If you purchase the PS4 version, you can upgrade to the PS5 digital version for free. Also, if you purchase the game for Xbox One, you can upgrade for the Xbox Series X version with the Smart Delivery feature.
Demo Available For PS5
Exclusive Demo On PS5
From January 21st, the demo version is available exclusively on PS5. If you own a PS5, you can download it for free.
Demo Release Date Of Non-PS5 Users
The release date for Xbox Series X, PS4, Xbox One, and PC is expected to be released this Spring. The exact date has not been announced yet.Learn More On Maiden (Demo) From Here
New Gameplay Trailer
The 3rd Trailer Of RE Village
The above is the new trailer for Resident Evil Village unveiled at the Resident Evil Showcase which highlighted Lady Dimitrescu, a tall vampire lady in white dress.Learn More On Lady Dimitrescu From Here
Gameplay Walkthrough Video
For gameplay walkthrough, check the Showcase event video above and skip to 34:42. You can see the Ethan exploring the castle, combat scenes, inventory and shop mechanics, and even a sneak peek of a mysterious side quest.
Available Editions Confirmed
Digital Deluxe Edition Trauma Pack
There will be 2 types of special editions and one of it is called Deluxe Edition Trauma Pack. This edition includes in-game items that call back your memory of RE7.
The other edition, which is only available for consoles, is called the Collector's edition. This includes all the Deluxe edition contents plus attractive goodies of RE8 including Chris' figure and a steelbook case.
Bundle Pack With RE7
If you haven't played the previous RE7, there is a complete bundle of Resident Evil Village and RE7.See Details On Available Editions Here
Story Set In Romania - A Battle With Vampires?
New Facts Revealed In Resident Evil Showcase
The Resident Evil Showcase which took place in January 21st revealed some interesting facts about the game. From the following clues, it's likely that the setting of RE Village will be Romania.
The Existence Of Lady Dimitrescu
In the Resident Evil Showcase trailer, you can see a tall lady in white dress. According to PlayStation.Blog, this woman is called Lady Dimitrescu - this being a name which hails from Romania.
The Currency Is Called "Lei"
You can see that the currency of RE Village is called Lei from the inventory menu. Lei is a plural of Romanian currency "Leu".
Garlic By The Window
In the Resident Evil Village Announcement Trailer, you can see an old man hanging garlic by the window. The myth that vampires are weak to garlic also stems from Romania as well.
RE8 Comes With New Game Re:Verse
Multiplayer Third-Person Shooter
If you purchase RE Village, you'll get a new multiplayer third-person shooter game called Re:Verse along with it. You can play as popular characters from the RE franchise such as Leon, Jill, and even Nemesis.Learn More On Resident Evil Re:Verse From Here