Resident Evil Showcase Premieres January 21, Resident Evil Village Gameplay to be Revealed

Resident Evil Village

Capcom have Announced a Resident Evil Showcase, revealing the first gameplay for Resident Evil Village.

The presentation will be hosted by Brittney Brombacher, showing the game’s first gameplay, a new trailer, and other news about the Resident Evil series. We also see other major members of the development team; including producers Peter Fabiano, and Tsuyoshi Kanda.

The presentation will begin January 21st, 2:00 p.m. PST / 11 p.m. CET on Twitch and YouTube. Based on the teaser trailer, it seems several pieces of information from prior rumors [1, 2] may be true. The discussion of the franchise as a whole may also indicate other games or media being revealed.

You can find the teaser below, along with the recently uploaded footage from their Tokyo Game Show 2020 online presentation.

In addition, the Resident Evil Village website has updated, revealing a closed beta test to celebrate the series 25th anniversary. Users can sign up now, for the closed beta which will run at specific times across January 29th to January 30th. Registration ends January 25th, 6:59 a.m. PST.

Those who are Resident Evil Ambassadors will have a greater chance of getting into the closed beta. Silver ranked Ambassadors have double the chance, while Gold have five times, and Platinum ten times the chance.

Curiously, the closed beta is on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One; neither platforms Resident Evil Village is currently confirmed for. It may therefore be possible there will be a stand-alone online mode; much like Resident Evil: Resistance was to Resident Evil 3 (2020). A Resident Evil Battle Royale was mentioned in the Capcom leaks of November 2020.

You can find the full rundown on Resident Evil Village (via Steam) below.

Experience survival horror like never before in the eighth major installment in the storied Resident Evil franchise – Resident Evil Village.

Set a few years after the horrifying events in the critically acclaimed Resident Evil 7 biohazard, the all-new storyline begins with Ethan Winters and his wife Mia living peacefully in a new location, free from their past nightmares. Just as they are building their new life together, tragedy befalls them once again.

• First-Person Action – Players will assume the role of Ethan Winters and experience every up-close battle and terrifying pursuit through a first-person perspective.
• Familiar Faces and New Foes – Chris Redfield has typically been a hero in the Resident Evil series, but his appearance in Resident Evil Village seemingly shrouds him in sinister motives. A host of new adversaries inhabiting the enigmatic village will relentlessly hunt Ethan and hinder his every move as he attempts to make sense of the new nightmare he finds himself in.
• A Living, Breathing Village – More than just a mysterious backdrop for the horrifying events that unfold in the game, the village is a character in its own right with mysteries for Ethan to uncover and terrors to escape from.

Resident Evil Village is launching across Windows PC (via Steam), PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X in 2021.

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