Update, April 27, 2021 at 6:15 p.m. CT: Capcom has clarified that Resident Evil Re:Verse hasn't been delayed and was not intended to release alongside Resident Evil Village.
What you need to know
- Resident Evil Village is just around the corner, with a PC and consoles release date of May 7, 2021.
- Resident Evil Re:Verse, the multiplayer component of Village, is officially releasing later this summer.
- The game mode, which had players battle against each other in deathmatch-style game modes, isn't launching with the game.
- The announcement comes in the form of emails to Resident Evil ambassadors and an update to the Resident Evil Re:Verse website.
Players all around the world are excited for Resident Evil Village, the latest in the long-running single-player horror franchise. While Village looks set to terrify gamers everywhere and set the bar for the horror genre, Capcom is once again looking to bring multiplayer gameplay to Resident Evil with Resident Evil Re:Verse. This standalone multiplayer title was supposedly set to launch in tangent with Resident Evil Village (and is even included for free to anyone who purchases Village), but is now confirmed to be releasing Summer 2021.
The Resident Evil ambassadors have received an email mentioning that RE:Verse will be available in the summer, I also received that email, there are no further details. https://t.co/E103PFP7m7 pic.twitter.com/b5sbTT6mXFThe Resident Evil ambassadors have received an email mentioning that RE:Verse will be available in the summer, I also received that email, there are no further details. https://t.co/E103PFP7m7 pic.twitter.com/b5sbTT6mXF— Resident Evil 8 VILLAGE Info/Countdown (@RE8countdown) April 27, 2021April 27, 2021
Reports that Resident Evil Re:Verse first began when Resident Evil ambassadors began receiving vague emails that referenced a Summer 2021 release window for Re:Verse instead of the previous assumed release date of May 7, 2021. Now, the official Resident Evil Re:Verse website has been updated to reflect the release date change. Capcom has now released a comment on the release window, which you can read below.
In Resident Evil Re:Verse, 4 to 6 players would be pitted against each other in a deathmatch-style game. Players would first spawn as famous Resident Evil characters, but upon death would be revived as bioweapon characters in "revenge" style. Now, the multiplayer component of Resident Evil Village isn't launching alongside the game.
Resident Evil Village is still set to release on May 7, 2021, and even has an upcoming 60-minute demo that players can use to try out the game before it releases. If Resident Evil Village delivers on its promises, it'll almost certainly become one of the best Xbox games.
Update, April 27, 2021 at 6:15 p.m. CT — Resident Evil Re:Verse is coming this summer, but it's not delayed
Capcom has clarified that, while Resident Evil Re:Verse is indeed launching in Summer 2021, it has not been delayed. The game was never officially confirmed to be launching alongside Resident Evil Village on May 7, 2021. The newly revealed window of Summer 2021 is the first official release window for Resident Evil Re:Verse. The statement from Capcom follows:
"Today is the first time we've announced a launch time frame for Resident Evil Re:Verse. Previously we've only shared Resident Evil Re:Verse is thank you to fans and will be available for free for those who purchase Resident Evil Village. Any announced dates were associated with the game's beta tests."
The next chapter
Ethan can never catch a break
Resident Evil Village follows Resident Evil 7 and Ethan Winters' story, who has to enter a mysterious castle in search of his kidnapped daughter. You'll get to contend against horrific creatures, including Lady Dimitrescu and her insect daughters.
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