January 21, 2021 Showcase Summary: What We Learned | Resident Evil Village (Resident Evil 8)

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This page details the highlights of the Resident Evil Village Showcase which gave a sneak peak at the upcoming installment in the Resident Evil franchise. Everything currently known about Resident Evil Village will be summarized here, so be sure to check out everything shown about RE8!

A new Resident Evil Village Showcase is coming on April 15th, 2021 at 3PM PST. Stay tuned for more details!

Resident Evil Showcase - January 21, 2021

Broadcast Time January 21st
2:00 PM PST | 22:00 PM GMT
Time Needed About 25 Minutes

Resident Evil Village Game Info

・Pre-Order Guide ・Game Exclusivity
・Release Date ・Editions Guide

Pre-Order Guide

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Resident Evil Village is already available for pre-order! Check out our guide on how to get your copy of the game reserved early.

Pre-Order Guide

Game Exclusivity

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Pete Fabiano, a producer of Resident Evil Village, has announced that the game will be available on both current and previous generation consoles as well as PC.

Is Resident Evil Village a PS5 Exclusive?

Release Date

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The game is currently scheduled to be released on May 7, 2021 for all available platforms.

Resident Evil Village Release Date

Editions Guide

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There will also be multiple editions that can be pre-ordered. For more information about the different editions of Resident Evil Village, check out our guide below.

Editions Guide

Gameplay Features

・New Characters ・Combat System ・Inventory System
・Merchant Returns as the Duke! ・Break Containers for Items ・Extra Objectives

New Characters

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Resident Evil Village also has a new set of characters who the player can meet inside Castle Dimitrescu.

List of Characters

Combat System

Resident Evil Village also introduces a new combat mechanic where you can guard against enemy attacks. It was also shown that there will be environmental traps like Red Barrels which the player can utilize during combat.

Inventory System

Resident Evil Village's inventory system is similar to Resident Evil 4. They have added a crafting mechanic in order to create items such as First Aid and Ammo. You can also find a good assortment of weapons to utilize in the game.

The Merchant Returns as The Duke!

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The merchant returns as a new character, The Duke. You can talk to him to buy some items and weapons and also upgrade your current weapons.

Break Containers for Items

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Resident Evil Village also add multiple breakable objects which the player can break with their knife to find items inside.

Extra Objectives

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Resident Evil Village also has extra objectives similar to the Mr. Charlie statues of the Resident Evil 3 Remake.

Exclusive PS5 Demo

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During the showcase, it was revealed that players who own a PS5 will have access to an exclusive demo that will showcase the game's graphcis.

How to Download the MAIDEN Demo?

What to Expect in 2021?

・Closed Beta Testing ・Resident Evil RE:Verse
・Tom Clancy's The Division 2 Crossover ・Resident Evil Infinite Darkness CG Animated Film

Resident Evil RE:Verse

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Tsuyoshi Kanda, a producer of Resident Evil Village has revealed their new multiplayer game, Resident Evil Re:Verse. Check out our guide below to know more about this game and how to register for the closed beta testing.

Resident Evil Re:Verse Closed Beta Information

Tom Clancy's The Division 2 Crossover

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The showcase also revealed that there is a collaboration with Tom Clancy's: The Division 2 where players can get multiple Resident Evil themed items when they play The Division 2.

Resident Evil Infinite Darkness CG Animated Film

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Finally the showcase revealed that they will be releasing a CG Animated film about Claire and Leon set a few years after Resident Evil 4 where they are once again caught up in another zombie outbreak.

Related Links

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News and Game Info

Resident Evil Village News
Story Book Meaning 8 Hours in Village Demo
RE8 April Showcase Summary List of Trailers
RE8 Release Date Is RE8 Cancelled?
Pre-Order Guide Editions Guide
Is Resident Evil Village a PS5 Exclusive? Will Resident Evil Village have Multiplayer?
RE8 January Showcase Summary RE8 VR Support Availability
Re:Verse Information New and Returing Features
Trauma Pack DLC Content Trophy and Achievements Guide
Difficulty Differences Is Ada Wong in Resident Evil Village?
Will Resident Evil Village Have DLC? How Long is RE8?
Controls and Camera Settings Guide Time Limited Demo
Does Resident Evil Village Have a Secret Ending? How to Upgrade to PS5

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