Fans of the popular horror franchise Resident Evil have been eagerly waiting for some new details about the new game. During the past couple of months, Capcom has been super sneaky trying not to reveal too much about their new game but during Now the Resident Evil Showcase which happened on Thursday, the publisher finally revealed a lot of news about the upcoming Resident Evil 8: Village and the future of this franchise.

First and foremost, we got an official release date for the Resident Evil Village game. Capcom said that the game should be released on May 7, 2021. The game will be released to PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S. The developers also confirmed that their new game won’t have a VR feature like Resident Evil 7: Biohazard had before it.

The game is now available to pre-order in regular and deluxe edition but before you hurry to spend your money on it, you can try it out first. Apparently, PlayStation 5 owners can already download a new playable Resident Evil 8: Village demo from the PlayStation Store and give the game a try. 

The demo is designed to showcase the visual and audio style of the game and introduce the potential players with Maiden who will apparently be the new villain of the franchise. Resident Evil 8: Village promises to have more intricate combat than its predecessor and a rich story, filled with both new and returning faces.

However, Resident Evil 8: Village wasn’t the only game Capcop showed during Now the Resident Evil Showcase. One of the producers of the company also announced a new Resident Evil RE: Verse title which is a separate multiplayer experience that will be free to anybody who purchases Resident Evil 8.

Here’s a trailer of the title:

We also have an official description that reveals the purpose of RE: Verse. It states:

“This online multiplayer title was created as a thank you to fans for the 25th anniversary of the Resident Evil series. Available for free to purchasers of Resident Evil Village, it features beloved Resident Evil characters as they clash in six-person deathmatches!”

If you’re interested, be sure to keep an eye out for updates. The developers said that Resident Evil RE: Verse should roll out to beta fairly soon.If you’re a fan of Resident Evil or looking for some smart ways to introduce yourself to the franchise, be sure to check out our prices for previous Resident Evil titles. We have plenty of good deals in our Resident Evil Collection.