On May 7, Resident Evil: Village will be released on PC and consoles – a direct sequel to Resident Evil 7. The developer, Capcom, has released many trailers of the new game, but there are still many secrets around it. Most of them are related to the plot. From the point of view of gameplay, Village is very similar to the seventh part, although there will be many innovations in the gameplay. Below is everything that is now known about the new Resident Evil.
Action Resident Evil: Village takes place several years after the events of Resident Evil 7: Biohazard , where Ethan Winters saved his wife Mia family of mad Baker, a person infected with a new virus. Ethan and Mia’s life seemed to get better: they moved to a new home, they had a daughter, Rosemary. The idyll was broken by Chris Redfield – one of the main characters of the Resident Evil series, who appeared in the first part.
For many years, Chris was an extremely positive hero, but back in Resident Evil 7, he flew in to help Ethan in a helicopter with the logo of Umbrella – the company against which Redfield fought all his life. But in the Village, he broke into the Winters, killed Mia, kidnapped Rosemary and hid in a mysterious village somewhere in Europe. It is there that Ethan will have to go to save his daughter and figure out what is happening with Redfield. One of the Village posters hints that Chris Redfield is a werewolf (the Lycans are one of the main opponents in the new game), but even that does not explain everything that happens.
Even less is known about the very village where Ethan will go in Resident Evil: Village. Absolutely, this settlement cannot be called abandoned: ordinary people live there, who, however, often hide in their homes from the monsters that live in these parts. The monsters are werewolves, led by the mysterious human mutant Karl Heisenberg, and vampires, led by the incredibly tall Lady Dimitrescu (she is full of cosplay, memes and fan art on the network with her ). Surely there will be zombies and other monsters in the new game, but the main story, apparently, develops around lycans and vampires.
Gameplay and similarities to Resident Evil 4
Village, like the previous part, is a first-person game in the survival horror genre familiar to the series. All the key elements are in place: the need to explore locations and save resources, inventory that always lacks space for everything that the main character finds, high difficulty, puzzles and crafting items like ammunition and “healers”.
Despite the fact that the gameplay of the Village is much closer to the seventh part, fans of the series could not help but notice the similarities with the cult Resident Evil 4, the events of which also took place in the wilderness of Europe. Capcom deliberately used a similar setting to evoke associations with the best part of the series.
However, the developers did not limit themselves to the setting. They also added a merchant to the Village. This is not the same character that was in the fourth part, but in the new game the merchant is doing the same – he sells the main character resources for survival and buys things that Ethan no longer needs. In addition, the merchant will allow the protagonist to improve the weapon.
Multiplayer and Mercenary Mode
There will be no multiplayer in Resident Evil: Village itself, but with it Capcom will release a separate game with an online “desmatch” mode for five to seven minutes – Resident Evil Re: Verse.
The playable characters in Re: Verse are the heroes of the various games in the series. In a recent beta, let’s say there are six characters to choose from: Chris or Claire Redfield, Leon Kennedy, Jill Valentine, Ada Wong, or Hank’s SWAT. Each has a unique weapon (you cannot pick up new guns during the battle) and a couple of skills. So, Claire sets traps that immobilize enemies with the help of electricity, Jill uses mines, and Hank becomes invisible for a short time.
After death, the character turns into a bio-weapon. Which one depends on how many cans with the virus you picked up while you were alive. In beta, it’s either the Gamma Hunter, the dangerous carnivorous reptile from Resident Evil 3, or Jack Baker from Resident Evil 7, or Nemesis, or the Super Tyrant. Each of them also have their own skills, familiar from the plot parts of the series: Nemesis, for example, can shoot from a rocket launcher, and Jack Baker rushes around the arena with a chainsaw. When the monster also dies, you return to battle in the form of a human.
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In addition, for the first time in many years, the “Mercenaries” mode will return to Resident Evil – it will be available as part of the Village itself. In this mode, players need to hold out as long as possible in the battle with monsters and earn as many points as possible for killing them.
Minimum system requirements:
- ОС: Windows 10 (64 bit)
- Processor: AMD Ryzen 3 1200 or Intel Core i5-7500
- RAM: 8 GB of RAM
- Video card: AMD Radeon RX 560 at 4GB or NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti at 4GB
- DirectX: Version 12
Recommended system requirements:
- ОС: Windows 10 (64 bit)
- Processor: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 or Intel Core i7 8700
- RAM: 16 GB of RAM
- Video card: AMD Radeon RX 5700 or NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070
- DirectX: Version 12