Capcom also assures that development is in its final stages, and the game is on track for its May launch.
Resident Evil Village is less than two months away from launch now, and excitement surrounding the survival horror sequel is ramping up day by day. With the series’ 25th anniversary coming up and the game itself not far away from launch, Capcom are likely going to be dropping major new details on Village soon- some of which are already here.
Interviews with the game’s developers in a recent Japanese PlayStation stream have revealed new details on Resident Evil Village, and though the stream is, of course, in Japanese, you can check out a summarization of the highlights in this Twitter thread by Dusk Golem (a.k.a. AestheticGamer). On top of reiterating things that have previously been confirmed and talked about, such as the fact that the game is receiving a second demo this Spring, and that it takes a lot of inspiration from Resident Evil 4, the developers also go into new information on combat, weapons, and more.
Where the former is concerned, it seems Capcom have attempted to give more options to players in how to tackle things, with additional actions such as guarding, melee combat, stealth, and more giving viable alternatives for those who don’t want to engage in traditional combat. Meanwhile, multiple branching paths also allow players to choose whether or not they want to avoid certain situations at times. The developers also confirm that Resident Evil Village has a variety of different weapons- in fact, it apparently has “a lot more weapons” than Resident Evil 7 did.
They also speak about the Duke a little bit, confirming that the new merchant will regularly have a lot of things on sale, including weapons, crafting recipes, ammo, health items, weapon upgrades, and even some secret things that the developers aren’t talking about just yet. They have attempted to make it so that players feel relieved and safe every time they meet the Duke, and can take a breath and focus on thinking about what they want to spend money on.
Meanwhile, the devs also say that players will want to replay all the previous games in the series before heading into Village, since it apparently has connections to a lot of older plot threads and will cover a lot of the series’ past- which should be particularly exciting to hear for RE fans. Finally, they confirm that development on Resident Evil Village is in its final stages, with the game on track for its planned launch.
Resident Evil Village is due out for PS5, Xbox Series X/S, PS4, Xbox One, and PC on May 7.