Everything You Need to Know from the Resident Evil Showcase

Oct 20, 2022 // Kellen Haney

Baby Eagle has been located.

We hope you enjoyed the feast of new info about Resident Evil Village Gold Edition and Resident Evil 4 presented by the Duke! On behalf of our gracious host for today’s Resident Evil Showcase, we’ve prepared all of today’s info for you in bite-sized chunks in case there was anything you might have left on your plate.

The Saga of the Winters Family Comes to a Close

First up, we shared a closer look at Resident Evil Village Gold Edition and the Winters’ Expansion launching next week, including an interview with Director Kento Kinoshita.

Starting with Shadows of Rose, this expansion to the story of Resident Evil Village features Rose, 16 years after the events of Village, diving into the Realm of Consciousness that resides in the Megamycete. Playing on the themes of how childhood nightmares can affect us well past childhood, Rose must navigate a twisted version of the village that her father, Ethan, saved her from when she was just a baby. In order to survive, Rose puts her unwanted powers to use in order to hold off all sorts of terrifying creatures, including the newly revealed giant dolls that you may have caught a glimpse of in the showcase.

Shadows of Rose is presented entirely in third person, providing a fresh perspective on the gameplay of Resident Evil Village. Mr. Kinoshita also touched on the new Third Person Mode that will be available for the main campaign of the game, allowing players to choose a brand-new viewpoint from which to experience the game’s events, and shared additional details on The Mercenaries Additional Orders and the new characters that will be coming to this highly replayable, arcade-style mode. Plus, a 60-minute demo will also be available for download starting later today, allowing both new and returning players to try out the new Third Person Mode. (First Person Mode is also available in the demo!)

In addition, the Mac version of Resident Evil Village is planned for release on October 28th, 2022, the same day as Resident Evil Village Cloud for Nintendo Switch. The Winters’ Expansion will come to Resident Evil Village Cloud on December 2nd, 2022, and three additional Resident Evil games will be coming to the Switch via the cloud: Resident Evil 2 Cloud (November 11th), Resident Evil 3 Cloud (November 18th), and Resident Evil 7 biohazard Cloud (December 16th).

Iconic Heroes Clash in Resident Evil Re:Verse

Resident Evil Re:Verse, the multiplayer experience free for all Resident Evil Village and Resident Evil Village Gold Edition owners, keeps the party going with an early access event beginning Sunday, October 23rd at 7:00 PM PDT through Tuesday, October 25th at 11:00 PM PDT ahead of the game’s launch on October 28th, complete with cross-play across all platforms. Choose from a roster of iconic Resident Evil characters, then engage in high-octane battles where death is not the end, taking on monstrous new forms to take down other players.

Future updates are in the works, including additional Survivors to choose from, new creatures to fight, plus new stages, additional costumes, and extra challenge missions to complete! To enjoy the game, players must register for a Capcom ID and link their account with their platform of choice.

Baby Eagle Has Been Located

Producer Yoshiaki Hirabayashi joined in on the fun, revealing stunning new details about Resident Evil 4 with both an extended look at gameplay as well as a new story trailer that shines a light on how the development team is introducing modern gameplay techniques and state-of-the-art graphics to recreate the all-time classic while adding depth to the original game’s vision and themes.

Combat in particular has been expanded upon; the terrifying Ganados have become more cunning, using aggressive tactics to overwhelm Leon, chasing him down and even flanking him to attack from all sides. Far from helpless, Leon’s capabilities have been expanded upon with close-combat maneuvers that can allow him to use his knife to parry enemy attacks, deliver finishing blows, and even hold off a chainsaw attack!

Mr. Hirabayashi also discussed how Resident Evil 4 will recreate fan-favorite characters and touch up game mechanics, with an emphasis on player choice in how they approach combat. To that end, the strange but ever-helpful Merchant makes his return with a selection of good things on sale… stranger. Alongside providing new weapons and upgrades – for the right price, of course – the Merchant will also provide rewards to those who are willing to take on a few extra tasks and challenges in the form of gems.

Of course, it wouldn’t be Resident Evil 4 without Leon’s attaché case, which was also featured as part of the Showcase. Just like in the original game, you’ll have a limited number of spots in your case to work with, forcing you to choose what’s most important for survival. Forward-thinking agents can make smart use of the space they have, both carefully organizing their inventories and combining items to mix herbs, craft ammunition, and produce other useful creations that will help Leon on his mission.

Finally, we confirmed that Resident Evil 4 will be coming to PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, and PC via Steam on March 24th, 2023! In addition to the standard version of the game, a Deluxe Edition and Collector’s Edition were both unveiled. The Deluxe Edition features additional in-game content including additional costumes, weapons, a treasure map, and more, while the Collector’s Edition includes all the contents of the Deluxe Edition plus a Leon figure, a physical map, an art book, and more.

All pre-orders at participating retailers will receive in-game rewards, including the Attaché Case: Gold and Special Charm: Handgun Ammo, while pre-orders of the Deluxe Edition or Collector’s Edition at participating retailers will also include the “Attaché Case: Classic” and “Special Charm: Green Herb” in-game rewards.

That was quite a feast of information, wasn’t it? To review:

Resident Evil Village Gold Edition and the Winters’ Expansion launches on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC via Steam on October 28th, bringing the Winters’ family saga to a close with Shadows of Rose, adding a new viewpoint to the main campaign with Third Person Mode, and adding additional bonus content with The Mercenaries Additional Orders. That same day, the Mac version of Resident Evil Village will also be released alongside Resident Evil Village Cloud for Nintendo Switch, followed by additional cloud releases: Resident Evil 2 Cloud (November 11th), Resident Evil 3 Cloud (November 18th), and Resident Evil 7 biohazard Cloud (December 16th), and the Winters’ Expansion for Resident Evil Village Cloud (December 2nd). A new 60-minute Resident Evil Village demo featuring Third Person Mode from the Winters’ Expansion is also available to try starting today.

Resident Evil Re:Verse begins early access Sunday, October 23rd at 7:00 PM PDT through Tuesday, October 25th at 11:00 PM PDT, and also launches on October 28th with cross-play for all platforms.

Finally, Resident Evil 4 is coming to PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, and PC via Steam on March 24th, 2023. Pre-orders begin today, including a special Collector’s Edition that features a variety of bonuses including a Leon statue.

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