Resident Evil Showcase Event Recap – Everything Announced by Capcom

Resident Evil Showcase

Capcom recently held its Resident Evil Showcase event during which the developer shared tons of new details about Resident Evil Village. The new reveals include a brand-new trailer showcasing some of the key moments from the game, new demo details which span over multiple weekends, and the game’s Mercenaries mode along with the Multiplayer aspect of the game. The showcase also revealed some details about the Netflix CGI series Infinite Darkness along with the announcement of Resident Evil 4 VR for Oculus Quest 2.

Starting with the best one, take a look at the new Resident Evil Village trailer before we jump into additional details:

The trailer is the best one so far and we can nearly all of the characters and aspects of the game that were revealed in earlier trailers of the game. As we already know, the game will feature a castle and a village. In addition, apart from Lady Dimitrescu and her daughters, who are vampires, the game will also feature Lycans which are somewhat like werewolves but bulkier and deadlier. The trailer also shows Chris Redfield who has gotten hold of Ethan Winters however the trailer does not show what he really wants from him.

Furthermore, in the trailer, we can also see that Lady Dimitrescu is tasting Ethan’s blood which could mean that Ethan has something special that normal people do not have however we will have to play the full game in order to really find out about it. Capcom also revealed that it is planning to release multiple Resident Evil Village demos this month however most of them will be available to just PS4 and PS5 players with the main demo being available to everyone. However, there is a catch for all of the upcoming demos.

Starting April 17th, PS4 and PS5 players will be able to try out the game’s village area in an exclusive demo that will be available for just a few hours and it will give players just 30 minutes to experience it. After a week of this demo, another exclusive demo will land on PS4 and PS5 that will give players a chance to experience the castle area from April 25. This will last for a few hours and will allow players to explore the castle area for 30 minutes as well. Each of these demos has around 30 minutes of gameplay time and an eight-hour live window.

The main demo of the game will land on May 1, 2021, which will be available to all platforms including PC and Xbox and it will have a 24-hour long window. During these 24 hours, players can jump in the demo for 60 minutes and explore either the village or castle area. The choice will depend on them whether they want to spend all 60 minutes on a single area or use the time for exploring certain bits of both areas. After these demos, we will have the full launch later in May so these will be the final demos for Resident Evil Village.

After the demos, Capcom also detailed and shared some additional details about Resident Evil Village’s Mercenaries mode. It will arrive with some extra tweaks this time around with the Merchant showing up in random areas between levels which will allow players to purchase supplies, upgrades, and weapons. Apart from this, you will also have access to abilities that will include different skills that will buff different mechanics such as movement speed, armor, damage, and more. Resident Evil Re: Verse is also making a comeback with Village and it will be free for all players who own the base game. After Resident Evil Village, Capcom shared a new trailer for Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness which is coming soon on Netflix and will feature Leon S. Kennedy and Claire Redfield.

Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness is slated for release in July 2021 and is set after a few years of the story of Resident Evil 4. Ashley Graham’s father will return as the president in the series. Unfortunately, Capcom did not release any news on the release date of the live-action movie Welcome to Raccoon City despite the movie wrapping up its filming. The move is now in post-production. The event ended with the announcement that Resident Evil 4 VR is coming to Oculus Rift 2 and more details will be shared on April 21, 2021, during the Oculus showcase.

You can check out the full Resident Evil Showcase event below if you want to as well.

Previously, we got to know that PS5 will feature a performance mode and a graphics mode for Resident Evil Village. Lastly, Capcom also released resolutions and framerates for all of the platforms as well. You can check them out below:

  • PlayStation 5 – 4K HDR/60 FPS
  • PlayStation 5 (With Ray Tracing) – 4K HDR/45 FPS
  • Xbox Series X – 4K HDR/60 FPS
  • Xbox Series X (With Ray Tracing) – 4K HDR/45 FPS
  • Xbox Series S – 1440p HDR/45 FPS
  • Xbox Series S (With Ray Tracing) – 1440p HDR/30 FPS
  • PlayStation 4 Pro – 1080p/60 FPS
  • PlayStation 4 Pro (In High Resolution) – 4K HDR/30 FPS
  • PlayStation 4 – 900p/45 FPS
  • Xbox One X – 1080p/60 FPS
  • Xbox One X (In High Resolution) – 4K HDR/30 FPS
  • Xbox One – 900p/30 FPS
  • Stadia – 1080p/60 FPS or 4K 60 FPS (4K is upscaled using dynamic resolution)

Are you looking forward to playing Resident Evil Village when it comes out next month? Let us know in the comments section below.

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