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Resident Evil: Village Is Coming in May, but a Demo Is Available on PS5 Now

Oh, and there's a multiplayer mode.

As part of the Resident Evil Showcase, Capcom revealed the first look at Resident Evil: Village gameplay alongside a demo launch on PlayStation 5. Among other things. Here’s the full showcase on demand, but for those who can’t watch right now, here’s a quick recap of what the company showed.

Resident Evil: Village

Leading the show was a new look at the upcoming Resident Evil: Village, or Resident Evil VIII, as the logo shows. The game will come to PC, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X/S, as well as PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The last-gen version of the survival horror game will be freely upgradable to PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S, but all of versions will launch on May 7.

The game will come in multiple editions, including a Digital Deluxe Edition with in-game items. For those that want something on their shelves, a Collector’s Edition will also be available, including all the in-game items as part of the Digital Deluxe Edition, a steelbook case, poster, artbook, and a statue of Chris Redfield. Capcom will also be releasing a bundle featuring both Resident Evil: Village and Resident Evil VII for those that haven’t played the latest game in the series. It works out, because both games star protagonist Ethan Winters, so you can get his whole story in one simple bundle.

While the game may be four months away, PlayStation 5 owners can download a demo based on Resident Evil: Village now called Maiden right now, which features an original scenario different from the full game. A separate demo that is more representative of the final game will be available for all platforms at a later date.

RE: Verse

Also coming alongside Resident Evil: Village is a multiplayer mode called RE: Verse. It features several returning characters from the franchise, as well as iconic enemies from across the series’ history. Check out the first look below:

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Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness

Moving away from video games, the presentation showed a new look at the animated Resident Evil film Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness, which is coming to Netflix later this year. The movie follows Claire Redfield and Leon Kennedy a few years after the events of Resident Evil 4.

The Division 2

Ubisoft and Capcom are collaborating on a series of Resident Evil cosmetics for The Division 2, including outfits and weapons based on characters from the franchise. These items will be available from  February 2 to 15.

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