What you need to know
- Resident Evil Village is getting additional DLC, but we don't have info on it just yet.
- Capcom announced that it just started development by "popular demand."
- The only piece of DLC set to come out right now is Re:Verse, the deathmatch multiplayer mode.
Like previous Resident Evil games before it, Resident Evil Village is about to get some DLC. Capcom announced at its E3 2021 showcase on Monday that the horror title will be receiving upcoming DLC. However, there's no info just yet.
According to the short sequence during the showcase, development has just begun on additional DLC "by popular demand." This could mean that the game is so popular (it's at the top of the NDP Group's May charts) that DLC is warranted, or that it's a piece of DLC that people have been asking for (Lady Dimitrescu DLC maybe?). Either way, more information is set to come soon.
The announcement wasn't a surprise, especially considering post-launch DLC is very common in the modern Resident Evil series. Resident Evil 7: Biohazard, the precurssor to Village, had a few free and paid DLC packs, including the Banned Footage DLC that utilized the VHS tape mechanic in some extra stories, and Not a Hero, the free DLC that had you playing as Chris Redfield as he goes after Lucas Baker after the events of the main game.
We're also still waiting for another piece of Resident Evil Village post-launch content: Re:Verse. This multiplayer mode is a six-player deathmatch that features previous characters from the series, including Leon Kennedy and Claire Redfield. It's set to come out next month, but we don't have an exact release date yet.
Resident Evil Village wowed us over here at Windows Central. Jez Corden, in his Resident Evil Village review, called the game a "celebration" of the series that came before it, as well as to horror as a genre. As you can imagine, we're excited for any more time in the game, even though a lot of us have already played through it multiple times thanks to its great replayability.