In honor of Resident Evil's 25th anniversary, and with Resident Evil Village on the horizon, Capcom premiered a Resident Evil showcase today that offered a breadth of information on the upcoming game, as well as on some of their other projects related to the franchise. The showcase began with a new trailer for the eighth game in the franchise, and an announcement about the second Village demo; Resident Evil Village will offer a 60 minute demo available on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, Xbox One, Steam, and Stadia. The demo will take players through the titular village as well as the castle level, and will only be available for twenty four hours depending on your location; North America from May 1st to 2nd, and Europe and Asia from May 2nd to 3rd. PlayStation 4 and 5 players will receive early access to the demo later this month, and can pre-load the demo starting today.
The showcase also revealed that "The Mercenaries" game mode first introduced in Resident Evil 4 will be returning to Village, premiered a new trailer for the Netflix series Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness, and teased an upcoming crossover event with fellow horror game Dead By Daylight. The final announcement was the official confirmation of Resident Evil 4 VR, a VR remake of the beloved survival horror game exclusive to the Oculus Quest 2. Little information is known about this latest remake right now, but it's an official confirmation after rumors of a VR remake for Resident Evil 4 leaked last year. More Resident Evil 4 VR information is scheduled to be announced during an Oculus gaming showcase on April 21st.
Resident Evil Village will be released on May 7th, 2021.