Resident Evil 8 has been given a remake, and it’s not that far off.
The eighth (or ninth, or tenth, depending on how you look at it) entry in the main series will be released on May 7, less than a year after it was first announced.
Officially titled Resident Evil Village, with the ‘VIII’ being highlighted in the logo, the survival horror game will be released for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Last-gen versions will let you play the current-gen versions at no extra cost.
There’s a new trailer showing off more of the villains, who are a family of vampires that we are already terrified of. There’s also a mysterious man wearing a cowboy hat, sunglasses and a creepy smile. Chris Redfield and Ethan Winters definitely have their work cut out for them.
A gameplay showcase also had Capcom tease that ‘the merchant will return’ from Resident Evil 4, but we’re not sure if the character The Duke is supposed to be him. Definitely returning from Resident Evil 4 is the inventory management system, which items having different shapes and sizes, so you can’t carry everything with you at once.
A demo is available now, exclusively on PS5. You play as an unnamed maiden trying to to escape the dungeon. We’ve played it, and while there’s no combat or enemies, the visuals and sound design do a good job of filling you with dread.
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The game will also come with a free online multiplayer title called Resident Evil Re:Verse. Yes, they did the same thing with last year’s Resident Evil 3 remake and Resistance, which barely anyone played. Maybe it’ll take off this time, who knows…
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