The April Resident Evil Showcase is over and Capcom has prepared a huge load of information for us.
Probably everyone was waiting for the second demo, which will be released on all platforms. But it's a little more complicated than we'd like. We will be able to spend a total of 60 minutes in the demo and we can explore the village and the castle, but it will only be available for a limited time. It will appear on 2:00 a.m. on all platforms and will be available until 2:00 a.m. on May 3.
However, consoles from Sony will again get some time exclusivity. For PlayStation 4 and 5, the demo will be divided into two parts. A 30-minute demo from the village awaits us on Sunday, April 18 at 19:00, and you will only be able to play it until the following day at 3:00 in the morning. Another 30-minute demo will then relate to the castle and will be available a week later, from April 25th at 19:00 to 3:00 on April 26. Pre-load for Sony consoles has already started.
In addition to the demo, we also saw a new trailer, which really shows a lot of new locations. It will probably be best if you see it yourself. We learn from him new information about the story and also about the role of Chris Redfield in this game, which will definitely not be positive.
But then came the big surprise. Capcom has announced that the legendary mode of The Mercenaries will return in Resident Evil Village. Arcade mode, which has become very popular with players. In addition to previous versions of this mode, the RE8 will add capabilities as well as the ability to buy items from a retailer. The mode will be available completely free of charge to all owners of the basic game.
We could also see a short teaser, through which we learned that Resident Evil was heading to the game Dead by Daylight. More information is to be found on May 25 on a special broadcast, which is to be dedicated to the 5th anniversary of this game. The DLC itself is due out sometime in June.
This was followed by a new trailer for the CGI series Resident Evil Infinite Darkness, which is being created for Netflix. We learned that several well-known characters will appear in it, in addition to Leon and Claire, for example, the President of the United States himself, Father Ashley from RE4. The release is then set for July this year.
And speaking of Resident Evil 4 here is the last surprise Capcom has prepared for us. Earlier leaks have actually been confirmed and this part is aimed at VR, but exclusively for the Oculus Quest 2 headset. We will learn more about the Oculus Gaming Showcase, which will take place on April 21.
After the RE showcase itself, there was also information about what framerate and resolution different platforms would offer. We learned that on the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X, the game will run in 4K at 60 fps or the same resolution with ray tracing, but you will have to make do with 45 fps. The Xbox Series S is capable of either 1440p resolution at 45 fps or with ray tracing at 30 fps. Xbox One X and PlayStation 4 Pro offer either 4K at 30 fps or Full HD at 60 fps. Owners of the completely original consoles of the last generation will have to accept 900p and 30 fps resolutions. At the Stadium, you can then look forward to Full HD and 60 fps or upscaled 4K again at 60 frames per second.
Resident Evil Village is released on May 7. Aims for PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One and Xbox Series.
You can pre-order the game in the Xzone store .