Today is the 25th anniversary of Resident Evil. Time sure flies. To mark the occasion, Capcom has dropped some fresh nuggets about the 107-million-selling franchise.
Firstly, Capcom plans to unveil a bevy of new details before Resident Evil Village‘s release on May 7, 2021, with a special digital showcase penciled for sometime in April. In the same vein as January’s Resident Evil Showcase, expect new game content, 25th-anniversary news, and a good dose of surprises.
Capcom also announced today that PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC players can participate in an open beta test for multiplayer experience Resident Evil Re:Verse. The beta starts from April 7th at 11:00 pm PDT and runs until April 10th at 10:59 pm PDT. Interested parties can pre-load the open beta from April 5, the only requirement being a registered Capcom ID to play.
Resident Evil Pre-Orders and Stadia Launch
Capcom also took the opportunity to remind fans that Resident Evil Village pre-orders are now available, with a range of editions – digital Standard and Deluxe Edition, alongside physical Standard, Deluxe, and Collector’s Edition for the console version of the game. Here’s a little peek at what’s in store from Capcom:
The Deluxe Edition includes the base game and a digital “Trauma Pack,” which consists of additional in-game content including a Samurai Edge weapon, RE 7 biohazard-inspired found footage screen filter, tape recorder save point option, immediate access to an especially challenging difficulty setting, and more. The physical Collector’s Edition includes the Deluxe Edition content plus a striking statue of franchise veteran Chris Redfield, a SteelBook case, art book, and a cloth map of the village with key art printed on the reverse side.”
Rounding off today’s news, Capcom revealed that Resident Evil 7 Biohazard Gold Edition will form part of Stadia Pro’s freebie offering starting on April 1st, 2021. Sticking to Stadia, Capcom also confirmed that RE Village will make its Stadia debut on the same day as other platforms on May 7, 2021. Pre-ordering on Stadia lands you with a free Standard Premiere Edition, which includes the Stadia controller and a Chromecast Ultra, similar to the deal we saw for Cyberpunk 2077.
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