Everything New From The Resident Evil 2022 Showcase: Resident Evil 4 Remake, Winters’ Expansion & More
Capcom held a Resident Evil showcase late last night (depending on where you live!) where they announced a whole lot of news about Resident Evil Village’s upcoming expansion, a deeper look at the Resident Evil 4 remake and a short reminder the Resident Evil Re:Verse exists and is launching very soon!
You can relive the stream below and check our breakdown right after:
Resident Evil Village: Winters’ Expansion
Launching on October 28th, Winters’ Expansion follows the story of Rose, Ethan’s daughter who is now 16 and trying to get rid of her unwanted powers. To do so, she must return to the village. The Mercenaries mode is also receiving a little tuning to reduce the amount of downtime between waves of enemies.
Additionally, the option to play in third person view is being added (although you still can’t get a good look at his face!). A demo to try third person mode is now live on the PlayStations, the Xboxes and Steam, giving you 60 minutes to try it out.
October 28th also marks the date Village will become available on the Mac, as well as on Cloud on the NIntendo Switch.
Resident Evil Re:Verse
Originally planned to launch alongside Village, Re:Verse is now confirmed to launch alongside the Winters’ Expansion on October 28th. For those of you who purchased Resident Evil Village or its Gold Edition, you receive Re:Verse for free! Early Access will also be a thing and anyone who owns Village will be able to partake starting October 24th. Early Access ends on October 25th/26th depending on your time zone.
Resident Evil 4 Remake
The showcase revealed a new gameplay trailer and a cinematic onefor the RE4 remake, revealing combat has received a facelift both in terms of what options you have, and enemies’ options when it comes to creatively attack you. There’s also a new trading mechanics that lets you trade rare gems you find for special items.
In welcome news, buying Resident Evil 4 on PlayStation 4 will allow you to late upgrade it to the PlayStation 5 version at no additional cost.
The Deluxe Edition will be available on all platforms and include your usual bunch of costumed, two fancy weapons, a treasure map, a ‘soundtrack swap’ (think how Halo MCC lets you switch between Classic and Remastered music) as well as a visual filter that changes the color balance to one of two options: Hero (everything is more blue) and villain (everything is more red).
The physical-only Collector’s Edition contains everything in the Deluxe Edition as well as a Leon statuette, a world map, an artbook, a steelbook, a poster and a box (we assume the box contains everything we just listed, but it’s an artsy box).
Pre-orders start today and the game launches on 23 March 2022.
That’s all, folks! What did you think of all this news? Let us know in the comments below!
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