Resident Evil Village, the latest release in Capcom’s critically-acclaimed survival horror series, is out today on PC and consoles, bringing with it a frighteningly gruesome escapade across a snowy European landscape as player’s continue Ethan Winters’ story. The PlayStation 5 version of the game is currently sitting at 84 on Metacritic, so it’s clear that Capcom have another winner on their hands here following the re-invention of the series that came with Resident Evil 7: biohazard.
Check out the launch trailer down below:
Resident Evil Village immerses players into an intense battle to survive the horrors of a remote snowy village where a diverse cast of mysterious locals and terrifying creatures await. This action-packed title is the eighth main entry in the award-winning Resident Evil franchise which has shipped more than 107 million units globally and is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. Resident Evil Village is eligible to upgrade for free from PlayStation 4 to the digital PlayStation 5 version and will support Smart Delivery for Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One consoles.
Resident Evil Village continues the story of Ethan Winters, set forth in the critically acclaimed Resident Evil 7 biohazard. Larger-than-life heroes like series veteran Chris Redfield, along with imposing adversaries like Lady Dimitrescu, are just some of the enigmatic characters Ethan encounters in order to save his daughter. In addition to an intense story campaign and robust gameplay, Resident Evil Village also welcomes back the fan-favorite The Mercenaries game mode. This extra mode is available upon finishing the campaign and has new added features, giving players additional challenges and ways to enjoy the village once they complete Ethan’s journey.
The newest console technology paired with Capcom’s proprietary RE Engine, also used to create acclaimed titles such as Resident Evil 7 biohazard, Resident Evil 2, Resident Evil 3, and Devil May Cry 5, delivers the most vividly realistic survival horror experience to date. Resident Evil Village is available today both physically and digitally in Standard and Deluxe editions. The Deluxe edition includes the base game and digital add-on “Trauma Pack,” which consists of additional in-game content including a Samurai Edge weapon, a Resident Evil 7 biohazard found footage screen filter, tape recorder save point option, safe room music “Go Tell Aunt Rhody,” immediate access to the “Village of Shadows” difficulty setting, the Baker Family Incident Report, and more.
You can expect our review of the game some time next week, but I can confirm that we LOVE it so far. Here’s hoping it maintains the high quality right through to the end…
Resident Evil Village is out now on the PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC. Find out more on the official website through this link.