In a Resident Evil Showcase presentation, Capcom confirmed the release date and also announced a demo is available now exclusive to PlayStation 5.
While in the main game you’ll control Resident Evil 7 protagonist Ethan Winters, this demo sees you play as someone called the ‘Maiden’. The demo won’t feature any combat shown in the trailers, but revolves around escaping and finding a way out the castle.
Capcom also promised another demo would release on all platforms in the spring, which would be a separate experience.
Along with PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S, Resident Evil Village will also come to PS4 and Xbox One - with free upgrades offered to the respective next-gen version.
Resident Evil Village will also be available in a digital Deluxe Edition, which features extra content including Resident Evil 7 inspired in-game items. A collector’s edition will also be available, with a giant figure of Chris Redfield.
If that wasn’t enough, Resident Evil Village will also come packaged with newly announced (albeit leaked beforehand) multiplayer mode Resident Evil Re:Verse. This mode brings back iconic heroes and villains from the franchise, including Jill Valentine, Leon Kennedy and Claire Redfield.
Resident Evil Re:Verse will be free for anyone who purchases Resident Evil Village, much like the Resistance mode available alongside Resident Evil 3 remake.
A bunch of gameplay for Resident Evil Village was shown off too in the presentation, showing witches, a massive ogre with a hammer, and the new merchant - a giant named ‘The Duke’.
Resident Evil Village releases on PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One and PC on 7th May 2021.