Capcom revealed some exciting new information about Resident Evil Village, the much-anticipated sequel to Resident Evil 7: Biohazard to be released on May 7, 2021. During a new Resident Evil Showcase that finished a couple of minutes ago, we learned that Resident Evil Village will get a free 60 minutes demo on all platforms on May 1-2.
The free 60 minutes demo will be available on PlayStation, Xbox consoles, and Steam, and it will allow players to explore the game’s village and castle areas for just 60 minutes. The demo will only be playable between May 1st at 5:00 PM PDT through May 2nd at 5:00 PM PDT, and any players who finish the demo will be able to replay it as long as time remains from the 60 minutes.
Capcom also showed a new gameplay demo for Resident Evil Village today which you can watch below. The developer also announced that the fan-favorite Mercenaries mode will make its comeback in Resident Evil Village, and players will get to unlock the fast-paced extra game mode after finishing the game.
With the Resident Evil franchise celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, it’s safe to say that Resident Evil Village is one of the most-anticipated games of 2021. Village will be the first game in the series to be optimized for next-gen consoles, and it will also support ray-tracing on Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 5 consoles. Here are the output resolution and expected framerates for Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One:
- Xbox Series X without ray-tracing: 4K HDR/60 FPS
- Xbox Series X with ray-tracing: 4K HDR/45 FPS
- Xbox Series S without ray-tracing: 1440p HDR/45 FPS
- Xbox Sereis S with ray tracing: 1440p HDR/30FPS
- Xbox One X: 1080p/60FPS
- Xbox One X (high resolution): 4K/30FPS
- Xbox One: 900p/30FPS
Resident Evil Village is already available for pre-order on the Microsoft Store and Steam, with prices starting at $59.99 for the Standard Edition. If you haven’t played it yet, we also remind you that Resident Evil 7: biohazard is still available on Xbox Game Pass for Console and PC, and now is a great time to give it another look.