Resident Evil Village Out For Old And New Consoles On May 7 [Update: PS5 Demo Out]

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Today during Capcom’s Resident Evil showcase, the publisher announced Resident Evil Village is coming out for PC, PS5, PS4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X / S, and Steam on May 7, 2021.


Here’s a replay of the showcase video. The trailers begin at 28:53:

Capcom / Resident Evil (YouTube)

And here is a direct link to a standalone Resident Evil Village trailer.

Like Resident Evil 7, Village is played from a first-person perspective. Capcom showed off new gameplay, including our first look at the game’s merchant, a man named The Duke. The game also uses an inventory system similar to Resident Evil 4's, letting players move around differently sized objects on a grid.

Also announced during the showcase was news of a new demo that will be exclusive to the PS5, for now. The demo stars a character known as The Maiden and will focus on puzzles. It’ll be out later today.

Update (01/21/2021, 6:00 p.m. ET): The Maiden demo is now live on the PlayStation 5 Store. It’s a 4GB download.


Kotaku Weekend Editor | Zack Zwiezen is a writer living in Kansas. He has written for GameCritics, USgamer, Kill Screen & Entertainment Fuse.



I got a PS5 at launch but more and more I’m feeling like there wasn’t much reason to. I think the first game on my radar that isn’t on PS4 is Suicide Squad and that’s only a maybe. Or possibly God of War if that’s not cross gen.