The biggest news from the Resident Evil showcase

The biggest news from the Resident Evil showcase
Russell Kidson

Russell Kidson

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Capcom held another Resident Evil digital showcase yesterday. We saw a similar event back in June this year, and prior to that, there was another similar event in April last year. Just as it had in the previous Resident Evil events, Capcom gave us loads of info on where the franchise is headed, as well as early gameplay footage from the upcoming Resident Evil 4 remake. The showcase was around 30 minutes in length, and you can watch the entire event here. But just in case you don’t want to, here’s a summary of what we saw last night.

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Capcom started the show off with a brand-new trailer for the studio’s upcoming Resident Evil Village DLC, featuring Ethan’s daughter, Rose. We also heard some of what the devs had to say about why they chose her to lead the storyline and a deeper exploration of her background. 

Capcom then transitioned into Resident Evil Re:Verse, a new multiplayer shooter hitting the metaphorical shelves on October 28th. If you already own Resident Evil Village or its Gold Edition variant; you’ll be able to pick this shooter up for free. We also saw a roadmap of the planned updates for the shooter, as Capcom says it intends to update the game numerous times post-launch. 

The biggest news was probably the Resident Evil 4 remake. Capcom promised us more footage of this fan-favorite experience, and it did not disappoint. I was incredibly pleased and overwhelmed with nostalgia when I saw the reimagined RE4 opening scenes – even more so when I saw the village sequence. Needless to say, I’ll be handing my money over to Capcom for a shot at this experience again. 

If you’re interested in joining me in this walk down memory lane, you can pre-order the Resident Evil 4 Remake on Xbox Series X|S, PC, PlayStation 4, and PS5 right now. Capcom has also said that if you buy the PS4 version now, you’ll be able to upgrade to the PS5 version for free should you decide to upgrade your console setup. The remake will be available from March 24, 2023, so you’ve got a few months within which to pre-order.

However, you’ll also be able to enjoy many Resident Evil titles on the Nintendo Switch through the online cloud. That means the games won’t take up much storage on the console, and you’ll only load the areas you’re playing in.

There have been a lot of gaming showcases in the last while. Just a few days ago, I had the pleasure of watching the Silent Hill live stream on YouTube with my fellow news journo and best friend, Shaun M Jooste. Coincidentally, Shaun M Jooste is also the name emblazoned across the cover of his first Silent Hill novel. I can’t wait for his next book, Silent Hill: Obversion, to come out.

Russell Kidson

Russell Kidson

I hail from the awe-inspiring beauty of South Africa. Born and raised in Pretoria, I've always had a deep interest in local history, particularly conflicts, architecture, and our country's rich past of being a plaything for European aristocracy. 'Tis an attempt at humor. My interest in history has since translated into hours at a time researching everything from the many reasons the Titanic sank (really, it's a wonder she ever left Belfast) to why Minecraft is such a feat of human technological accomplishment. I am an avid video gamer (Sims 4 definitely counts as video gaming, I checked) and particularly enjoy playing the part of a relatively benign overlord in Minecraft. I enjoy the diverse experiences gaming offers the player. Within the space of a few hours, a player can go from having a career as an interior decorator in Sims, to training as an archer under Niruin in Skyrim. I believe video games have so much more to teach humanity about community, kindness, and loyalty, and I enjoy the opportunity to bring concepts of the like into literary pieces.

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