Resident Evil has always had a place on PlayStation platforms, and we’re happy to announce that PlayStation Nation will be the first to get access to a new Resident Evil Village demo on PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4! This was just one of many announcements for Resident Evil Showcase today, so read on for more info on the demo, the return of the ever-popular The Mercenaries game mode, and more.
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Ethan Winters’ journey takes shape in new Resident Evil Village trailer
Resident Evil Village is less than a month away, so we’re stepping into the world of survival horror once again to bring you a brand new trailer that debuted earlier today. The village creeping dead are the least of Ethan Winters’ worries as he delves deeper into the unknown to save his kidnapped daughter and seek answers to haunting questions about why the heroic Chris Redfield has took such a dark turn. Who, or what, will find Ethan waiting for him at the end of his journey, and what terrifying enemies will he encounter along the way? The latest trailer provides some clues, so be sure to check it out.
Resident Evil Village gameplay demo + pre-download
We know you’ve been waiting for this one – a new demo is on its way for PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4, with a special structure that gives you a limited opportunity to explore the world of Resident Evil Village in the weeks leading up to the game’s launch on three different availability windows. The demo only needs to be downloaded once and will only be available on specific dates and times. Check the schedule below for more information:
30 minute demos
North America: April 17 at 5 p.m. to April 18 at 1 a.m. PT
Europe: April 18 at 7 p.m. to April 19 at 3 a.m. CEST
Asia: April 18 at 5 p.m. – April 19 at 1 a.m. HKT
North America: April 24 at 5 p.m. to April 25 at 1 a.m. PT
Europe: April 25 at 7 p.m. to April 26 at 3 a.m. CEST
Asia: April 25 at 5 p.m. to April 26 at 1 a.m. HKT
60 minute demo
Village and castle:
North America: May 1 at 5 p.m. to May 2 at 5 p.m. PT
Europe: May 2 at 2 a.m. to May 3 at 2 a.m. CEST
Asia: May 2 at 8 a.m. to May 3 at 8 a.m. HKT
The first demo period lets you experience the snow-capped remnants of the titular village for 30 minutes, giving you a glimpse of the frozen remains of what once was, and perhaps giving you a taste of what the game’s combat has to do. make. to offer. Better to keep the mind on you. The second demo period will take you to the rooms of the Dimitrescu Castle where you will get a separate 30 minute experience that will surely be a great time. Unlike the big village, the castle is full of narrow hallways and cramped hallways that make it hard to tell what might be around each corner.
The final demo period will give you a total of 60 minutes to explore both the village and the castle, and you are free to use those 60 minutes as you wish. How much time will you spend looking for answers in the village, and how long will you brave the halls of the castle to uncover its dark secrets? It’s up to you, but we encourage you to share your gaming experience and speculate on the secrets of the full game.
Pre-download demo on PS4 and PS5
Mercenaries mode explodes in Resident Evil Village
Survival horror meets high-stakes combat in the return of The Mercenaries game mode! This fan-favorite mode has appeared in several Resident Evil games since its introduction in Resident Evil 3: Nemesis on the original PlayStation, and is now making an action-packed return in Resident Evil Village. As with previous versions of The Mercenaries, this arcade-style mode tasks you with racking up points and completing stages quickly, changing the objective of the game to a fight against the clock to get a high score rather than combat. for the survival of the main campaign. Just keep an eye on the countdown – running out of time means your time is up.
New additions have also been made to this mode compared to previous games. As you make your way through locations full of enemies, you will be able to acquire useful bonus skills that can increase firepower, increase your movement speed, or provide other beneficial effects. Each skill you add will help you take out enemies and rack up a high score for your current attempt, and will continue between stages. Once the stage is completed, you’ll have the option to spend your hard-earned coin with The Duke – a mysterious merchant from the main game – to purchase supplies and upgrade your weapons before moving on to the next stage.
The Mercenaries is an endlessly replayable mode that you are sure to want to try again and again. Learn each step and discover new ways to take down waves of enemies while pursuing the highest rank possible.
Mercenaries will be included as a bonus mode for Resident Evil Village, and you’ll need to complete the story of the game before you can unlock it. We hope you enjoy this exciting take on what the main campaign has to offer!
Upgrade your weapons to increase firepower and more in mercenaries
That’s a lot to unbox from the Resident Evil storefront! There are only a few weeks left before fear surrounds you. Resident Evil Village will launch on May 7, 2021 on PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 (with a free digital upgrade to PlayStation 5 in North America). Your purchase of Resident Evil Village also grants you access to download the Resident Evil Re: Verse online multiplayer game for free once it’s available.
Be sure to keep an eye out for the demo once it goes live and get ready to enter the world of survival horror once again with Resident Evil Village on May 7th.