Resident Evil Village coming May 7, but a PlayStation 5 demo is available today

Resident Evil Village is officially launching on May 7 and a demo is available right now on PlayStation 5. The news comes from Capcom’s Resident Evil showcase theme, which revealed several new developments for the franchise.

The highly anticipated horror game is now coming to PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S in addition to PS4, Xbox One, and PC. Last-gen players will get a free upgrade to the game on PS5 and on Xbox Series X via smart delivery. A demo for the game is available to play right now on PlayStation 5, which features a new character called The Maiden. A separate demo will come to other platforms in Spring.

Pre-orders open today and players can get a digital deluxe edition that includes in-game items. A collector’s edition includes a Chris Redfield figure and an art book. Players can also grab a bundle that features Resident Evil 7 and Village.

The showcase started with a new Resident Evil Village gameplay trailer that gave the closest look at the horror game yet. The video shows Resident Evil 7 protagonist Ethan Winters navigating a creepy castle in first-person and fighting entities surrounded by moths. The game features a newly revamped crafting system, a blocking mechanic, and side missions.

The showcase gave a first look at Re:Verse, a new multiplayer shooter featuring classic Resident Evil characters. The game will be free for anyone who purchases Resident Evil Village.

Rounding out the showcase, the new CGI Netflix film Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness made a quick appearance. The Division 2 is also getting some Resident Evil cosmetics, including a Leon Kennedy outfit.

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