Resident Evil Village Timed Demo and Mercenaries Mode Announced

Resident Evil Village

Capcom have revealed a Resident Evil Village timed demo, the return of the series’ Mercenary Mode, more details on Resident Evil Re:Verse and more during the series’ April Showcase.

The previous showcase from January 2021 announced the release date of Resident Evil Village, and revealed Resident Evil Re:Verse; an online multiplayer shooter. The announcements were somewhat lessened by the Capcom Leaks, brought about by a ransomware hacker group. The global premiere date for 3D CGI movie Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness was also announced, but went unspoiled.

The April Showcase has revealed more information about Resident Evil Village, starting with a new trailer. There we see the occult worship of someone, or thing, called Mother Miranda; and Ethan Winters trying to find his daughter. He is soon captured by Lady Dimitrescu’s henchmen and brother.

The village has fallen to her, with nigh-everyone dead thanks to the forces of “Lycans” and other monsters. As their name would imply, they are more akin to werewolves; with wild hair, yellow eyes, and heavy musculature. They also move with surprising speed and ferocity. Dimitrescu also has a special interest in Ethan. As many suspected Chris Redfield, had killed Ethan’s wife, yet has come to the village as well.

You can find the 4th trailer below.

A Resident Evil Village timed demo will launch May 1st 5 p.m. PT, but only until May 2nd 5 p.m. PT. This is to evoke the day of events Capcom would have planned, if not for the current pandemic. The demo will be available on Windows PC (via Steam), PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and Google Stadia.

Those on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 will also get early access. with the “8 Hours in Village” demo. The Village Demo begins April 17th 5 p.m. PT, to April 18th 1 a.m. PT, while the Castle Demo begins April 24th 5 p.m. PT, to April 25th 1 a.m. PT (both at 30 minute sessions). Players will also be able to pre-download the demo.

You can find the Gameplay Demo Reveal below.

Director Morimasa Sato then revealed The Mercenaries mode for Resident Evil Village. As with past Mercenaries modes, players must take-down foes and scramble to the exit while racking up the best score. In Village, players will have access to a shop, being able to buy weapons, ammo, and upgrades between areas.

Players can also choose how to customize their load-out and weapons. They can also pick-up abilities during missions, such as increasing your guard strength, movement speed, hand-gun power, and more.

You can find The Mercenaries trailer below.

Resident Evil Village launches May 7th on Windows PC (via Steam), PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and Google Stadia. PlayStation 4 and Xbox One will support upgrades to the next generation.

It was also emphasized that the Resident Evil Re:Verse second open beta is also currently available, running until April 16th. The first open beta had a rough start, being temporarily suspended due to issues with matchmaking.


Resident Evil Re:Verse launches 2021 on Windows PC (via Steam), PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. The game will also be free for those who buy Resident Evil Village.

The premiere date for Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness was also revealed. As previously reported, the film is set in 2006 (two years after Resident Evil 4), and the White House has been victim to a hacker. While US agent Leon S. Kennedy were convened to investigate, Claire Redfield approaches Leon about a drawing from a child refugee; zombies attacking his home.

Soon after, zombies begin to assault the heart of the US government. Two outbreaks worlds apart, yet nonetheless connected. You can find the new trailer below. Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness premieres July 2021 on Netflix.

In addition, the upcoming Resident Evil live-action movie has wrapped up filming. The CGI monsters are now being added into the film. Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City premieres September 3rd.

You can find the entire Resident Evil April Showcase below.

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