Resident Evil 8 Village is coming out soon. Find all the information on the new section here. Release date, story, gameplay and trailers, we tell you everything.
Resident Evil 8 Village is one of the most anticipated games of 2021. Fans of the franchise have been waiting for the next installment for almost four years, which will be a direct sequel to Ethan’s adventures. As a reminder, Resident Evil 7 is the best-selling I in the history of the franchise with 9.7 million copies sold worldwide.
We change the scenery and location in the sequel, as the name of the game evokes. For a long time, Capcom has remained stingy in detail, but things have changed a lot since the announcement trailer released during the presentation of the first PS5 games in June 2020. We’ve gathered all the info on Resident Evil 8. Trailers, story, release date, here’s everything you need to know.
Resident Evil 8 Village release date: when is the new installment coming out?
Capcom has already announced the release date of Resident Evil 8. The game will be released on May 7, 2021 sure PS5, Xbox Series X and S, on PC, but also on previous generations of home consoles. If you have a PS4 or an Xbox One, you will be able to play it just like the lucky ones who were able to afford the new consoles from Sony and Microsoft. Finally, those who want to play it on time upon release and who have pre-ordered the game will be able to start the download from May 5, 2021.
In November 2020, Capcom suffered an attack that leaked several information about the game. We learned in particular that Resident Evil Village would be released in April 2021. The information is ultimately not the right one, but it was not necessarily wrong when uploading data stolen by hackers.
What is the story of Resident Evil Village?
The history of the game is no longer a secret, and again, it is in part thanks to data collected and published by Capcom hackers. In December 2020, we thus discovered the overall plot of the next Resident Evil. It is a direct continuation of the previous part. So we find Ethan Winters after his adventures in RE 7.
The story takes place a few years after the events of Resident Evil 7. This time around, Ethan is no longer struggling with Evelyne holding his wife Mia captive. Even less with the Baker family. We know that the character will evolve in a lost village in Romania, hence the name of the game.
He will try to save his kidnapped daughter, apparently held captive. The game will take place mainly in a mysterious chancel where we find among others the great Lady Dumitrescu, one of the villains of the game. Resident Evil 8 will be less scary than RED7 according to one of the producers of the game for a better balance between fear and pleasure. Some had indeed judged the previous part too oppressive.
How do I play the Resident Evil 8 demo?
Two demos are planned by Campom. On January 21, 2021, during a Resident Evil Showcase, the publisher opened a demo called Maiden. The latter takes place outside the context of the game and is completely free. No need to buy anything or have pre-ordered the title. Unfortunately, only the PS5 is eligible for it. If you have the console, you can test Resident Evil 8 Village.
In this test version downloadable from PlayStation Store, you “ immerse yourself in the world of Resident Evil Village by slipping into the skin of a young woman. Overcome your fears to overcome the horror and finally find the light ».
The actual demo of the game launched on April 18, 2021 for PS5 and PS4 players. A first game taking place in the Village could be downloaded by the players who had 8 hours to collect it. They were then able to play it for 30 minutes. The second part which took place this time in the castle was launched on April 25. She too could be tested for 30 minutes.
Unlike Maiden, the second Resident Evil Village demo was also available to Xbox, PC (Steam) and Google Stadia players. But the latter could not download it until well after the PlayStation players: May 2, 202 .. Both parts were available at the same time and playable for 60 minutes.
Who is Lady Dumutrescu in Resident 8?
Since the release of the Resident Evil Village demo, Alcina Dimitrescu alias Lady Dimitrescu caught everyone’s attention. Responding to the positive feedback, the official Resident Evil Twitter account thanked fans for their enthusiastic response to the new character and revealed one detail that was already fueling curiosity. Lady Dumutrescu has an impressive height.
“Lady Dimitrescu and her daughters have received a lot of attention, more than we anticipated. It’s great that they are able to steal the show as icons of Resident Evil Village (…). I heard that its size aroused a lot of curiosity ”, said Tomonori Takano, the game’s artistic director.
« If you count her hat and high heels, she is 2m90. These haunting, vampiric characters pursue Ethan relentlessly and I can’t wait for you to meet them firsthand when you enter Dimitrescu Castle next May ” he added.
Resident Evil Village: Trailer and Gameplay
The few trailers unveiled so far allow us to get a glimpse of the atmosphere of the game. The first person perspective returns, with a dark and brooding atmosphere, especially in the castle which is one of the two environments. ultra-featured in Resident Evil 8.
The village from the outside looks very open, snowy as it is. Many antagonists will stand in your way, outside and inside. In this case these pesky girls, including Alcina Dimitescu herself. The gameplay will remain quite close to that of Resident Evil 7.
Return of Mercenaries Mode
It’s a Resident Evil classic. The Mercenaries mode will be back in this new opus after being absent from part 7. Capcom announced it during its Resident Evil Showcase on April 15, 2021. As always, you will have to complete the game first to access it. The opportunity to discover a small parallel story rich in action.
Re Verse: the multiplayer component
Anyone who purchases Resident Evil Village will be able to download Re: Verse, the online multiplayer component, for free. Resident Evil Re: Verse is coming to PC, Xbox One, and PS4 alongside Resident Evil Village on May 7. The game will also be playable on Xbox Series X / S and PS5 via backward compatibility.
« In Resident Evil Re: Verse, put your skill to the test in 4-6 player deathmatch. Play as your favorite characters and turn the tide of battle using powerful biological weapons. The rules of the game are simple. Deathfights last 5 minutes, and the player with the most points wins the game. ».
How much does Resident Evil Village weigh on PS5 and Xbox Series X?
The size of the game leaked a few weeks before release. Resident Evil Village will be bigger on Xbox Series X / S than on PS5. Indeed, the single player campaign will weigh 35 GB on Xbox. And if you add the Re Verse multiplayer that weighs around 15 GB, we end up at 50 GB for the whole. On PS5, the single player campaign is 30% lighter. It would indeed weigh 27.3 GB. These sizes do not include the Day One patch.