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E3 2021: Capcom Previews the Future of Resident Evil Village

Resident Evil
Credit: Capcom

Capcom made an appearance on stage during day three of E3 2021. Among the games showcased, the studio outlined what’s coming to their newest entry in the ‘Resident Evil’ series. ‘Resident Evil Village’ released back in May garnering solid reviews throughout the gaming community.

The newest entry in the franchise continues the story of Ethan Winters, first introduced in ‘Resident Evil 7: Biohazard’. Back in 2017, ‘Biohazard’ launched as a sort of soft reboot for the franchise. Taking the gameplay from the typical third person perspective and moving it into first person. Giving a more immersive feel to all the horrors Capcom is so well known for. ‘Village’ marked the second entry in the new formula and saw Winter’s on the hunt to rescue his newborn child. Traveling to a mysterious castle in Europe, full of werewolves and other monstrosities. Lady Dimitrescu, who acts as the main antagonist of the game quickly became a fan favorite. Capcom assure fans that their adventures in the new title were far from over.

Resident Evil
Credit: Capcom

During a brief segment of the showcase, the studio announced that downloadable content was now in production for the title. They also announced that the multiplayer component, ‘RE: Verse’, would be launching next month. Free to anyone who purchased ‘Village’, the new multiplayer mode allows players to choose various characters from previous games.

Any update on the remake ‘Resident Evil 4’ was missing from the showcase however. Following the release of news that the remake was set to undergo a development overhaul, even a brief update on its status would have lifted the showcase. Stay tuned to Downright Creepy as we continue our coverage of E3 2021.

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