Resident Evil Village gets release date, demo and more

Posted on January 22, 2021

At the Resident Evil Showcase this morning, Capcom have revealed that Resident Evil Village will be launching on May 7. While we already knew the game would be launching for PC, PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X, it was also shared that Village will be available on previous-generation consoles, PS4 and Xbox One – with a free upgrade path to next-gen on both console families.

The showcase also spent some time fleshing out the story of Resident Evil Village, with a new trailer that teases a horrifically gorgeous dark world to explore. Check it out.


PS5 owners can also check out an exclusive demo for Resident Evil Village today, titled “Maiden”. It’s been said that this is not a slice of the final game, but instead a wholly unique experience. This isn’t a first for the franchise; The Beginning Hour served as a demo of what to expect from Resident Evil 7, and the “Kitchen” demo was a great teaser of the possibilities of Resident Evil on PSVR a few years back. The Maiden demo is available today for PS5, but never fear Xbox lovers, a different demo will be released for other consoles at a later date.

Additionally, to celebrate Resident Evil’s 25th Anniversary, Resident Evil RE:Verse was announced, a multiplayer experience that will be free to anybody who purchases Village. RE:Verse is a competitive multiplayer mode where up to four players will play as iconic Resident Evil characters, including Chris Redfield, Jill Valentine, Leon Kennedy and Clare Valentine – along with baddies like Nemesis and Jack Baker.

There will be beta tests soon for RE: Ambassadors, so we’ll have to wait and see what this mode ends up looking like. Resident Evil Resistance was a multiplayer mode that was included with the Resident Evil 3 Remake, and that didn’t exactly set the world on fire.

Resident Evil Village is set to release on May 7 for Xbox One, Xbox Series X, PS4, PS5 and PC.