Capcom today aired another Resident Evil Showcase program including new information on the upcoming survivor horror title Resident Evil Village and other franchise news. In addition to a new trailer with gameplay footage featuring new enemies and areas of the mysterious village, Capcom confirmed the popular “The Mercenaries” game mode returns with added features in Resident Evil Village. Capcom also confirmed details for the limited time demo coming to all platforms on May 1st, with PlayStation players getting early access starting April 17th.
The latest trailer for Resident Evil Village pulls fans deeper into the enigmatic locale with a peek at the diversity of environments and enemies players will encounter. New footage provided clues to an immense underground factory possibly mass producing humanoid creatures, and a vast man-made lake barely concealing what appears to be a colossal aquatic monster. The mysterious man from the January Resident Evil Showcase is revealed to be Heisenberg. Though his name is now known, his role remains unclear in protagonist Ethan Winters’ quest to find his daughter. Series veteran Chris Redfield also makes an appearance with questionable motives, creating more mystery as to what his role is.
The fan-favorite game mode, “The Mercenaries,” makes its much requested return, providing variety and replayability beyond the main gameplay in Resident Evil Village. Players must complete increasingly challenging objectives before the clock runs out in this additional game mode, which is unlocked by completing the main campaign. The Duke merchant from the main game appears in the mode, offering weapons and upgrades to help tackle the challenges. Additionally, players can acquire abilities that enhance their weapons or physical abilities. It will be up to each player to strategize which load out will be the most effective for each objective.
Intrepid players are invited to get an early taste of the horror that awaits when Resident Evil Village launches on May 7th. Players can explore the village and castle areas of the game for up to 60 minutes in a limited time demo for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Steam and Stadia. This multiplatform demo will be accessible for 24 hours starting May 1st at 2pm ET / 5pm PT, with a pre-load option starting April 29th at 2pm ET / 5pm PT.
In advance of the multiplatform demo, PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 players will have two early access opportunities, where they will have an 8-hour window to play 30 minutes for each section. The first date will offer the village portion starting April 17th at 2pm ET / 5pm PT. A second date will offer the castle area starting on April 24th at 2pm ET / 5pm PT.
The Resident Evil franchise is celebrating 25 years of survival horror this year, and the festivities continued with several announcements in today’s Resident Evil Showcase. Capcom confirmed Resident Evil 4 will be available later this year on Oculus Quest 2. More details will be shared during the Oculus Gaming Showcase on April 21st. Resident Evil continues its collaboration with other major game industry IP as a partnership with Behaviour Interactive brings Capcom’s survival horror series to asymmetrical horror game Dead by Daylight. In broader entertainment, a new trailer for Netflix’s Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness anime series made its debut today.
Today Paradox Interactive announced that Nemesis, the newest and biggest expansion for Stellaris, is now available for PC.
With Nemesis, players shape the destiny of a galaxy filled with uncertainty and turmoil. Whether it’s choosing to embrace justice and peace as a Galactic Custodian (and maintaining the powers after the term ends; to ensure the “stability” of the galaxy) or opting for ultimate destruction by BECOMING the endgame crisis with the new Menace option, in Nemesis, Stellaris players will have the most powerful tools in game history at their disposal.
“Landslide,” a bonus mission from Hitman, will be available from April 15th to April 25th for both Hitman 3 owners and owners of the Hitman 3 – Free Starter Pack.
If you have Hitman 3 or the Hitman 3 – Free Starter Pack already installed, you won’t need to download anything else to play the Landslide mission. Launch your game, go to Destinations > Sapienza > Landslide and you’ll be playing in seconds. Any trophies/achievements, challenges, XP, or unlocks players earn in the mission are theirs to keep permanently. Any Free Starter Pack players who choose to purchase the full game will keep them too.
Today, Codemasters and Electronic Arts announced F1 2021, a new next-generation racing experience launching on July 16th, featuring the teams, drivers and circuits for the 2021 FIA Formula One World Championship. Introducing a brand-new story mode, expanded Career mode with two-player option, and three new circuits, Portimão, Imola, and Jeddah, available to all players as free post-launch content, F1 2021 gives players more ways to feel the emotion of competing at the highest level in the pinnacle of motorsport. F1 2021, the official videogame of the 2021 FIA Formula One World Championship, and the first to be published by EA Sports will be available on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via Steam.
Following last month’s gameplay reveal for Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts 2, CI Games today shared a closer look at the sequel’s setting: Kuamar. This trailer gives players a look at the variety of sandboxes they’ll complete their contracts in. Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts 2 launches on June 4th for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One and PC.
Square Enix announced today that SaGa Frontier Remastered, the HD remaster of the JRPG classic SaGa Frontier, is now available on the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and PC via Steam.
SaGa Frontier Remastered features remastered graphics, newly added scenario content starring fan-favorite Fuse as the new eighth playable character, and all-new character events. Other game feature updates include double and triple speed boosts, New Game+ Mode, a newly redesigned UI, a story chart feature, and autosave.
Publisher Dotemu and developer Tribute Games in partnership with Nickelodeon today announced Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge is bringing its classically inspired brawling action to Nintendo Switch. The news was part of Nintendo’s Indie World presentation and follows previous confirmation of the game coming to PC.
Indie developer Night School Studio and publisher MWM Interactive have revealed Oxenfree II: Lost Signals, the sequel of the narrative-driven adventure game Oxenfree. Five years after the events of the original, Oxenfree II: Lost Signals features an all-new cast of characters for a supernatural mystery-thriller they will shape in unexpected ways with the choices they make. Oxenfree II: Lost Signals will be available this Fall.
During the latest Indie World video presentation, Nintendo detailed 21 games from independent developers that are coming to Nintendo Switch – with three launching later today.
Indie games featured in the showcase include Road 96, a procedural story-driven game from DigixArt that will change depending on the choices you make; OXENFREE II: Lost Signals, a sequel to the original supernatural game from Night School Studio; OlliOlli World, Roll7’s new skateboarding action game; a pair of new games from publisher Annapurna Interactive; and The Longing, an experimental real-time adventure from Studio Seufz that launches today for Nintendo Switch.
Additionally, an Indie World sale is starting today in Nintendo eShop, offering discounts on select indie games for Nintendo Switch from now until April 25th.
Curse of the Dead Gods has launched “Curse of the Dead Cells,” a free major update which features new weapons, challenges and a curse inspired by Motion Twin’s roguelite, Dead Cells. To celebrate this crossover event, for a limited time Curse of the Dead Gods is available for 20% off on all platforms.