We got a detailed look at Capcom's Resident Evil Village (AKA Resident Evil VIII) yesterday, as the company showed off the game's spine-chilling castle setting and unique characters in an all-new gameplay trailer (shown above). The currently nameless castle is a place filled with "blood and death", and you can explore it—or as much of it as your nerves allow—on the 7th May 2021 for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and PC.
Additionally, Capcom revealed that, in addition to releasing the game on previous-generation systems, it will also allow for free digital upgrades on both platforms, meaning that Resident Evil Village owners on PlayStation 4 will receive a PlayStation 5 copy at no additional cost; likewise, Xbox One owners of the game will receive Xbox Series X|S version for free via Smart Delivery. Again, that does only apply to owners of digital copies.
There is some sour news for Xbox owners, however. Capcom announced and launched a surprise demo (of sorts) for the game exclusively for PlayStation 5. Titled Maiden, it's an independent mini-experience not taken from the main Resident Evil Village game. Putting players in the mysterious shoes of a character known only as "Maiden", the demo will give them a chance to get a taste of the game's castle setting as they try to escape with their lives.
That's a healthy chunk of news for the upcoming survival horror sequel. Expect more as we approach the 7th May release date, and of course we'll keep you updated along the way.
Resident Evil Village releases for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and PC on the 7th May 2021.