Along with the reveal of the game’s release date, Capcom gave us our first look at Resident Evil Village gameplay at the recent RE showcase.
As the game is a direct sequel to Resident Evil 7, Village will have a first-person perspective; though unlike RE7, Village will have an emphasis on blocking enemy attacks aside from simply shooting. Along with this, RE8 will feature various puzzles, as well as a wide range of enemies to fight (or flee from).
Combat wasn’t just the only thing shown in the gameplay trailer though. The showcase gave us a look at the game’s Castle, a place where protagonist Ethan Winters must go to in order to save his daughter. Inside the Castle, Ethan will have to face fearsome Vampires!
Watch the full gameplay reveal from the RE Showcase here (via Gamespot):
In case you’re unfamiliar with the game’s premise, Resident Evil Village is described as:
“Taking place a few years after the events of Resident Evil 7 biohazard, in which protagonist Ethan Winters traveled to Louisiana to search for his missing wife, Mia, Resident Evil Village sees the reunited Mia and Ethan living happily together and putting their shared nightmares of the Baker’s plantation house behind them.
Finally able to move on from those horrifying events, Ethan’s world suddenly comes crashing down once again when Chris Redfield, an unexpected yet familiar face makes an appearance, setting off a chain of events that sees a distraught Ethan seeking answers to Chris’s shocking actions… and ultimately finding him in a mysterious village.“
Resident Evil Village releases for the PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC on May 7, 2021.