Resident Evil Village is an survival horror game developed and published by Capcom. Resident Evil Village is set a few years after Resident Evil 7. Ethan Winters returns as the protagonist. It was announced at the PlayStation 5 reveal event in June 2020 and is scheduled for release on May 7, 2021, for Windows, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and Stadia.With detailed graphics, intense first-person action and masterful storytelling, the terror has never felt more realistic. It will be the twelfth major installment in the Resident Evil series, and a narrative sequel to Resident Evil 7: Biohazard. It also includes an online multiplayer mode, Resident Evil RE:Verse.
Like Resident Evil 7 (2017), Resident Evil Village uses a first-person perspective. Resident Evil Village is set a few years after Resident Evil 7. Ethan Winters returns as the protagonist. The players can also hunt certain animals in the village and have them cooked into dishes by the Duke, eating said dishes allows the player to get advantages such as decreasing the damage taken while blocking.It is set in an explorable village. The inventory management system is similar to that of Resident Evil 4 (2005), featuring a briefcase. Players can buy weapons and items from a merchant, the Duke. Resident Evil Village will include a six-player online multiplayer game, Resident Evil RE:Verse.
Players will assume the role of Ethan Winters and experience every up-close battle and terrifying pursuit through a first-person perspective. Ethan has been living with his wife Mia and daughter Rosemary when Chris Redfield suddenly appears and kidnaps him to a mysterious European village. Ethan has to traverse the village to rescue Rosemary. The game also features an antagonist known as Alcina Dimitrescu, as well as the deity-like figure Mother Miranda, who is a “presence worshipped by the villagers.” Chris Redfield has typically been a hero in the Resident Evil series, but his appearance in Resident Evil Village seemingly shrouds him in sinister motives. A host of new adversaries inhabiting the village will relentlessly hunt Ethan and hinder his every move.
Resident Evil Village had been in development for approximately three and a half years prior to its announcement in June 2020. Like Resident Evil 7 (2017), it was developed with the RE Engine. While it is recognized by Capcom as the eighth main game in the series, and its logo stylized to include the Roman numeral “VIII” for 8, the producers stylized the title to emphasise on the “village” aspect rather than the “8”. In a Famitsu interview, producers Tsuyoshi Kanda and Peter Fabiano said that they considered the village a character, and wanted to reflect that in the stylization of the title so that players would remember it. Capcom had considered a case where the castle and village was occupied by hundreds of witches, but they found this difficult to conceptualize into a video game.