New Horrifying Resident Evil: Village Details Revealed

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Logan Busbee, Editor in Chief

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Resident Evil series. Since its release it has been the quintessential survival horror series, and it is still going strong. A Resident Evil Showcase was recently streamed and showed details about the projects currently in work for the series, but the biggest thing shown off was the first true look at the eight mainline entry, Resident Evil: Village.

Both a new story trailer and a gameplay demonstration were shown, giving us the first real details about the game since its announcement in June of 2020. This game acts as a direct sequel to Resident Evil 7: Biohazard and follows the story of Ethan and Mia Winters in the wake of the previous game’s events. The two are shown to be living in an isolated village with a daughter, but she is apparently taken away by former protagonist Chris Redfield. From there Ethan is attacked and must go to a large castle to save his daughter from a sacrificial ritual, yet in this castle he meets his enemies. This is where the main villain of the game is shown off, the tall vampire woman known as Lady Dimitrescu who the internet has fallen in love with.

The gameplay shown off keeps the both the same first person perspective of the previous game and largely the same base gameplay. Yet there are new additions with a new guarding system that can knock away enemies and an item storage system that resembles the item cases from Resident Evil 4. A vast group of enemies was shown off, including the aforementioned Lady Dimitrescu, her mysterious brother Heisenberg, her bug vampire daughters, and a collection of ghouls and werewolves. Yet some help for Ethan is shown as well, as the mysterious merchant makes his series return with deals on weapons and supplies to help Ethan on his journey.

The release date was also revealed to be May 7th, so a little under four months away. Alongside that there were three editions of the game revealed, and a bundle with Resident Evil 7: Biohazard. Those were the base edition with just the game, the deluxe addition with bonus in-game DLC, and the collector’s addition with the DLC, a poster, a collectible box, and an 11-inch figure of Chris Redfield.