In June 2020, during the PlayStation 5 launch event, Resident Evil Village was first revealed as a surprise announcement. Resident Evil Village is the tenth main chapter in Capcom’s famous survival-horror series. Remembered protagonist Ethan Winters from Resident Evil 7: Biohazard? Resident Evil Village is an extension to that and carries the story of Ethan Winters forward, by bringing back the exploration-focused first-person gameplay from the last game. Moreover, Resident Evil Village is loaded with a RE: Verse, a special multiplayer mode, in which you can play against 6 other players in quick deathmatches. Before you take things under your control, here’s a quick guide about everything you need to know before you buy Resident Evil Village. Know the Resident Evil Village requirements for PC, game-play, different editions and more.
Resident Evil Village Release
Resident Evil Village will be released on May 07, 2021. This game is available on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series S/X and this is the first Resident Evil game that is available on next-generation consoles. In addition, Resident Evil Village will also be available on PC, Stadia, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4. Although not all PCs will support Resident Evil Village and there are certain Resident Evil Village requirements for PC.
Without much effort, Resident Evil Village has taken the top spot in the current week’s UK boxed charts as per the GfK Entertainment.
After Super Mario 3D World+ Bowser’s Fury, Resident Evil Village is the second biggest box launched this year. 20% of its sales were on Xbox, 31% on PS4 and 49% on PS5.
Behind Spider-Man: Miles Morales and Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, which were launched last year in November, this game is the third biggest game launched on PS5. The first week’s sale of Resident Evil Village alone has made it the 7th biggest PS5 game after Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, Demon’s Souls, Watch Dogs Legion and Sackboy: A Big Adventure.
Resident Evil Village Gameplay
Taking the end of Resident Evil 7: Biohazard ahead, Resident Evil Village takes off from where Biohazard ended. Protagonist Ethan Winters with daughter Rosemary and wife Mia spending their days of peace together, while Chris Redfield, a series veteran suddenly appears in Winters’ home and without compassion executes Mia and kidnaps Rosemary. After a very unpleasant experience, Winters get his consciousness back and locates himself in a gothic European village, where he has to overcome his fear of horrifying creatures to survive and rescue his daughter. Fans have to go through the entire Resident Evil Village to know whether Chris Redfield is a villain in the last chapter as Chris Redfield is one of the most popular characters of the series, so his heel turn comes as a huge surprise for everyone.
Lady Alcina Dimitrescu controls all the monsters of the village from her castle as she is a towering vampire. Daniela, Bela, and Cassandra are her three daughters and they also have control over these monsters. The castle and the nearby village is divided into distinct regions with different monsters ranging from werewolves to mermen.
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Just like others, Resident Evil Village will have first-person survival gameplay that involves puzzle solving, quick escapes and monster slaying, much similar to Resident Evil 7: Biohazard. However, Morimasa Sato, game director, in an interview said that he took inspiration from the series culmination, Resident Evil 4. ” With Resident Evil 4’s essence and theme in mind, we have designed this game and its structure, so I think that you will be able to find so many elements that remind you of that game,” Morimasa Sato said in an interview with IGN.
Resident Evil Village is loaded with an awesome multiplayer mode called RE: Verse to mark the 25th anniversary of Resident Evil, where players can slay their skills against different 6 players in quick deathmatches. Also, there is a wide range of character skins and players can choose any one of them. The catch is, when a player dies within a match, their character respawns as a mutated bio weapon that can be used against other players.
Besides the RE: Verse and main campaign, Resident Evil Village has witnessed the return of Mercenaries mode, and thus brings arcade-style shooting challenges back for players.
Resident Evil Village Editions And Prices
Four different editions of Resident Evil Village is available:
- Resident Evil Village Standard Edition
- Resident Evil Village Collector’s Edition
- Resident Evil Village Deluxe Edition, Resident Evil Village, and
- Resident Evil 7 Complete Bundle
Those who have already pre-ordered the Resident Evil Village before May 6, 2021, get special bonus content like Survival Resources Pack, and Mr Raccoon Weapon Charm.
Resident Evil Village Standard Edition has the full game and those who pre-ordered this on PS5 and PS4 got Resident Evil Village Mini Soundtrack.
Resident Evil Village Deluxe Edition comes with the main game, Trauma Pack DLC, and Resident Evil Village Mini Soundtrack. The Trauma Pack DLC consists of a unique Samurai Edge – Resident Evil 7 Tape Recorder save point, an in-game weapon AW Model-01 revolver, Resident Evil 7 Found Footage filter, Saferoom Music, the artwork of the Tragedy of Ethan Winters, and case files of The Baker Incident Report.
The third edition is, Resident Evil Village Collector’s Edition has the main campaign game, Trauma Pack DLC & Trauma Pack DLC content, a hardcover book, a special Steelbook, an action figure of Chris Redfield, and a reversible microfiber cloth map.
The fourth and the last, Resident Evil 7 Complete Bundle comes with both the full games along with Trauma Pack DLC content.
- Resident Evil Village is available at Rs. 3,999/$59.99 on PlayStation Store.
- Resident Evil Village is available at Rs. 3,499/ $59.99 on Steam.
- Resident Evil Village is available at Rs. 4,000/ $59.99 on Microsoft Store.
Note, these prices are particularly for the Standard Edition of the game. By visiting the attached links you can explore more price for different editions.
Resident Evil Village PC Requirements: Minimum & Recommended
Minimum PC requirements:
CPU: AMD Ryzen 3 1200 or Intel Core i5-7500
GPU: AMD Radeon RX 560 w/ 4GB VRAM or Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti w/ 4GB VRAM
Recommended PC requirements:
CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 or Intel Core i7-8700
GPU: AMD Radeon RX 5700 or Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070
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