We’re suckers for traditional main ladies in large hats. Unclear quantities of evil are only a bonus. Welcome to the brand new face of concern in Resident Evil VIII, coming Could 7 to PC and consoles. [credit: Capcom ]
After receiving obscure teases by way of final yr, Resident Evil VIII: Village has lastly emerged trying like an actual sport, due to a sweeping new gameplay reveal video that went dwell on Thursday. Its quick resemblance to Resident Evil VII, which we granted a uncommon Ars Accredited award to in 2017, has us fairly excited—although issues have clearly superior for the collection in 4 years.
First off, we now have affirmation that this sequel as soon as once more places RE gamers right into a first-person perspective and that it follows the direct chronology of RE7. The footage we have seen places gamers within the footwear of Ethan Winters, RE7‘s protagonist, who’s compelled, as soon as once more, to seek out and discover a creepy mansion—although this one is way extra palatial than the bayou-adjacent dump he beforehand explored. Whereas looking for a lacking member of the family, Ethan should take care of a brand new “household” of kinds: a mysterious, tall, and gorgeously attired matriarch, and her shapeshifting accomplices who appear to show into waves of locusts and bleed by way of partitions.
Although RE8‘s YouTube reveal is capped at 30 fps as of press time, Capcom despatched us footage of the sport operating at 60 fps—presumably on PlayStation 5, the console that was shouted most loudly by way of the gameplay reveal presentation. RE8 will launch on Could 7 on PS5, PS4, Xbox Collection X/S, Xbox One, and PC. All platforms will ultimately obtain a free-download model of its playable demo, named “Maiden,” however solely PlayStation 5 homeowners have gotten a launch date for stated demo: At the moment.
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