Capcom have revealed Resident Evil Re:Verse, a bundled in multiplayer game that will be free alongside Resident Evil Village to celebrate the series’ legacy and 25th anniversary.
Resident Evil Village will be out on 7th May for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One and PC. Re:Verse will only be coming to PS4, Xbox One and PC, but playable via backward compatibility.
Re:Verse looks like a slightly barmy deathmatch game with up to six player, bringing together a bunch of heroes and villains from across the series to duke it out in some of the iconic locations, such as the RCPD lobby.
It follows on from Resident Evil: Resistance, which was bundled in with Resident Evil 3 Remake last year as a 4v1 asymmetrical mode. It’s interesting that these modes are always marketed as separate games, almost, and wildly different in design.
Elsewhere, Capcom are celebrating the anniversary with an unexpected crossover event with Ubisoft and The Division 2. Appropriately titled The Division 2 X Resident Evil 25th Anniversary, that event will kick off on 2nd February, running until 15th February. It’s largely focussed on cosmetics instead of a barmy gameplay event, but you’ll be able to collect iconic Resident Evil outfits, weapon skins and more as you play. In fact, you can snag a Leon Kennedy RPG outfit just by logging in.
The event is all preamble to Resident Evil Village – AKA Resident Evil 8. Capcom today revealed the first gameplay trailer from the game, a spooky cinematic reveal and revealing the game’s release date. Once nice surprise was that, having been announced as a next-gen exclusive, Capcom have decided that they’re able to squeeze the game back down to still run on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. That’s not terribly surprising, given the simply staggering results that their incredibly well-optimised RE Engine has been able to produce on these consoles ever since Resident Evil 7 – Resident Evil 2 and Devil May Cry V were both real showstoppers.