My name is Tsuyoshi Kanda, producer of Resident Evil Village. At this point, I hope many of you have had a chance to experience the village area of Resident Evil Village through the Resident Evil Village gameplay demo. For those of you who missed the early access period last weekend, you have nothing to worry about. It will also be available to try again on May 1. At that point, the game’s village and castle will be available to play for a full hour, so you’ll have more time to venture into the village if that’s the horror brand you are looking for.
A haunting collaboration
To set the mood for tomorrow’s demo, check out the new trailer remixed above to familiarize yourself with the well-known story beats of Resident Evil Village. The purpose of this trailer is to present Ethan Winter’s tale in a psychological and empowering style. Of course, the piece of music had to perfectly capture Ethan’s strong emotional attraction to his daughter Rose. Grammy-nominated artist Giveon’s song “Vanish” fits perfectly. Giveon’s music and lyrics immediately evoke the game’s themes of loss and loneliness, from the moment you hear the haunting bells at the start of the trailer.
Welcome to Château Dimitrescu
If you are looking to enter the halls of Dimitrescu Castle, you are going to be in for a treat this weekend. PlayStation gamers will have quick access to the terrifying but magnificent inner workings of the castle, the stronghold of the illustrious Alcina Dimitrescu and her bloodthirsty daughters. It’s not yet available to play, but you can head over to PlayStation Store to pre-download the Resident Evil Village gameplay demo in anticipation. To clear up any confusion, just download this demo. Everything will be automatically available to play through the gameplay demo during the designated times.
When you first enter the castle, you can immediately feel the contrast between the decrepit village from the first early access experience to its royal interior. One of the major motives for this area, and the game in general, was to create environments full of beauty. When players aren’t running for their lives, we wanted to create a setting that they could enjoy by venturing out and slowly enjoying all the sights and scenes. Of course, every beauty image hides a face of terror. Players can also find themselves beneath the splendor of an underground prison, tiptoeing past cold cellar bars that offer a crisp juxtaposition to the heat found above.
In Resident Evil 7 biohazard, our main goal was to create something claustrophobic with a lot of depth. With Resident Evil Village, we wanted to use what we learned as a basis to build and create something expansive with more variety. The juxtaposition within Dimitrescu Castle, between the well-lit rooms on the upper floors and the cold, dark chambers below, is just a small example of the different types of environments Ethan Winters would find himself in as he searched. desperately his daughter Rose. Not only will he find himself in a greater variety of environments this time around, but he will also have a larger arsenal of weapons. It’s up to you to strategize and determine what works best in each new environment and situation you find yourself in.
An immersive world of horror
For those of you who have the pleasure of trying our game on PS5, I would also like to draw attention to a few additional features. On PS5, you’ll get an extra level of immersion as you navigate the environments with 3D sound surrounding them, high-fidelity graphics using ray tracing, and adaptive triggers to help you feel the added weight of the weapons as well.
PlayStation 4 players will experience the same thrill as they roam the village. We’ve worked hard to make sure that the next evolution of survival horror is just as terrifying and immersive on PS4 as it is on PS5. Whichever platform you play on, the survival horror world and the doors of Dimitrescu Castle are just around the corner this weekend on April 24 at 5:00 p.m. PT and April 25 at 6:00 p.m. BST. I know this will whet your appetite for Resident Evil Village, which arrives on both PS5 and PS4 on May 7, 2021.