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Topic: Resident Evil Turns 25 Today, Resident Evil Showcase to Reve...
Steve Farrelly
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Which is in celebration of said milestone. Classic Resi -- always thinking of others before itself.

Seriously though, what a great run it's been for the maze of games for a quarter of a century now, beginning with the first title released for the PSOne 25 years ago, which kicked off a global sales drive of more than 107 million units across all titles within the RE franchise stable.

Here's a dropped note found with smeared blood on it in the corner of a dilapidated outhouse just south of an old mansion. There are crows cawing over it, and in the distance, I can see a glistening gemstone. Whatever this is, it looks important. I should read it and deliver my findings to Leon...
The next hotly anticipated entry in the game series is coming soon with Resident Evil Village releasing worldwide May 7, 2021 on PlayStation® 5, PlayStation® 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Steam and newly confirmed Stadia. Ahead of the launch, Capcom confirmed a new Resident Evil Showcase digital event will be coming in April and announced details for an open beta test for the upcoming multiplayer experience Resident Evil Re:Verse.

An all-star roster of fan favorite heroes and bioweapons come together to celebrate 25 years of Resident Evil in the upcoming multiplayer experience Resident Evil Re:Verse. In Resident Evil Re:Verse, players start as human characters, hunting each other and collecting virus vials scattered across the map. When they are taken out, they resurrect as bioweapons to enact revenge. The more vials they collect, the stronger their bioweapon transformation will be – it will be up to each player to strategize between vial collection and a full-on offensive strategy. This thank you to fans will be available for free for those who purchase Resident Evil Village. Today Capcom announced PlayStation® 4, Xbox One and Steam players can participate in an open beta test for Resident Evil Re:Verse taking place April 7 at 23:00 h PDT / April 8 07:00 h BST / 08:00 h CEST, through to April 11 at 22:59 h PDT / April 12 06:59 h BST / 07:59 h CEST. Players who participated in the earlier closed beta test and still have the game installed on their hardware can play via a game update once the open beta is live. New players will be able to pre-load the open beta content starting April 5. All open beta participants will need a registered Capcom ID to play.

Pre-orders for Resident Evil Village are available now, with digital Standard and Deluxe Edition options for all platforms, plus physical Standard and Collector’s Edition for console players. The digital Deluxe Edition includes the base game and a digital “Trauma Pack,” which consists of additional in-game content including a Samurai Edge weapon, Resident Evil 7 biohazard-inspired found footage screen filter, tape recorder save point option, immediate access to an especially challenging difficulty setting, and more. The physical Collector’s Edition includes the Deluxe Edition content plus a striking statue of franchise veteran Chris Redfield, a SteelBook case, art book, a cloth map of the village and an A4 print showing the key art. Resident Evil Village will be eligible to upgrade from PlayStation 4 to the digital PlayStation 5 version and will support Smart Delivery for Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One consoles.
For the sake of it, we've picked one of the handful of cool trailers released for Village so far, which is ceremoniously embedded below.

Stay tuned for new RE details across the release board as we close in on the above revealed RE Showcase event.





GAME TRIVIA - Did You Know?

The early games featured nods to Stanley Kubrick's The Shining, with The Overlook Hotel (and its maze) of particular note. Additionally, eagle-eyed players will note "REDRUM" appearing in Resident Evil 2. And honestly, you couldn't really find a better inspiration than that when crafting an entirely new genre.

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