Thursday8th Jun 2023
Capcom, in its current guise, is like a footballer that’s on a hot streak and has scored a goal every game for the past couple of months. The publisher – colloquially coined Capgod here on our internal Slack chat – is absolutely on fire, releasing hit after hit after hit. (Its latest effort, Street Fighter 6, netted a perfect score in...
Wednesday22nd Feb 2023
Resident Evil Village was updated this week to add PSVR2 support – you’ll even see a little headset icon next to the game’s name – but you will have to jump through some extra hoops to play. Unlike the unbelievable Gran Turismo 7, which will work automatically with Sony’s next-gen headset once updated, Capcom’s survival horror...
Wednesday15th Feb 2023
Face your fears
As if PSVR2's launch lineup wasn't already strong enough, recall that the excellent Resident Evil Village's VR Mode will be available on 22nd February as free DLC. We got a trailer showing it all in action, and boy, does it look like a nightmare experience for the faint of heart. Just thinking about going through the hell that was...
Thursday15th Dec 2022
Simply update your PS5 copy
Resident Evil Village will be fully playable for PSVR2 from beginning to end on Sony’s next-gen headset’s launch day, 22nd February. And the best news of all: it’ll be free. To clarify, you will need to own a copy of Capcom’s survival horror on PS5, but regardless of whether you own the base version or the...
Friday21st Oct 2022
A new angle
Unsure if you’ll love Resident Evil Village in third-person? No problem! Capcom’s rolling out a brand-new demo for the survival horror’s upcoming Gold Edition, which includes the Winters’ Expansion. For those of you who haven’t been keeping up, the add-on spans three key segments: a new story starring a 16-year-old Rose...
Wednesday19th Oct 2022
Additional interest for PS5, PS4 owners
Fans may have been hoping for a different kind of showcase from PlayStation of late, but the platform holder has raised eyebrows by officially co-streaming the upcoming Resident Evil Showcase. It means that, in addition to debuting on Capcom’s channels, it’ll be simultaneously broadcast on Sony’s as...
Tuesday18th Oct 2022
Spooky season is well underway
Horror fans be feastin’! This week will see the long-awaited return of Silent Hill, when Konami hosts a livestream dedicated to the future of the iconic franchise. Then, a whisker over 24 hours later, Capcom will follow-up with the latest instalment of its Resident Evil Showcase series, revealing more information...
Monday17th Oct 2022
Gong but not forgotten
Resident Evil Village’s anticipated Winters’ Expansion launches later this month, in time for Halloween. But while it’s packing a substantial selection of content – including a full-blown third-person mode, an entirely new campaign starring Ethan’s daughter Rose, and a handful of new Mercenaries missions – it’ll...
Tuesday11th Oct 2022
You height to see it
Resident Evil Village’s iconic giantess antagonist Lady Dimitrescu will be playable in the game’s upcoming PS5 and PS4 add-on, the Winters’ Expansion. However, some fans may be disappointed to learn that, for gameplay purposes, she won’t be quite as tall. Speaking with Polygon, DLC director Kento Kinoshita explained that
Monday19th Sep 2022
Capcom explains it wasn't easy
Resident Evil Village’s extraordinary new third-person mode looks like an entirely new game – and it turns out it took a comparable amount of effort to create. Speaking with IGN Japan, producer Masachika Kawata revealed that incorporating the oft-requested feature took a lot more work than blending a couple of...
Friday16th Sep 2022
Time to replay
Already beaten Resident Evil Village? No problem – it looks like third-person mode will give you a reason to replay Capcom’s spectacular Romanian horror! This new trailer from the Tokyo Game Show showcases several minutes of footage from the new perspective, and it almost looks like a brand-new game – impressive stuff! Of...
Thursday28th Jul 2022
Dimitrescu sized subtitles
Accessibility is a big deal, and it’s great to see more publishers take it seriously. Capcom should be commended for plotting a free accessibility update for Resident Evil Village, then, which will launch alongside the upcoming Winters’ Expansion and Gold Edition re-release. To be clear, even if you don’t buy the...
Friday22nd Jul 2022
Play as her and Heisenberg in Mercenaries
Capcom has shared a new Resident Evil Village trailer that focuses on the upcoming Mercenaries update. The refresh will allow you to play as villains like Lady Dimitrescu and Heisenberg as well as Chris Redfield, with footage of all three found in the trailer above. Today also marks the beginning of...
Tuesday12th Jul 2022
Oh, so gauche
You would have to travel far to find someone who has not heard of the magnificent Lady Dimitrescu, a Resident Evil Village villain who stands head and shoulders above the competition, both figuratively and literally. The internet fell in love with Capcom's latest leading
Tuesday14th Jun 2022
Plus more Mercenaries content, third-person mode
The long-awaited Resident Evil Village DLC has been revealed as Shadows of Rose, a new expansion that takes place after the events of the main game and focuses on Ethan Winters' daughter. It's releasing on 28th October 2022 along with two other content updates: more playable characters for the...
Friday3rd Jun 2022
Pricing to be announced in due course
Resident Evil 7: Biohazard was transformative with PSVR, but it was restricted in some ways. Perhaps hamstrung by the aging PS Move controllers, it was played entirely with the DualShock 4 controller. This was, of course, an adequate experience – but it lacked the tactile feel that we’ve come to expect from...
Takes advantage of Sense Controllers
Resident Evil Village will be updated with PSVR2 support on PS5, taking advantage of the Sense Controllers also. The headset itself still doesn't have a release date, but presumably, this patch will roll out alongside the device. Breaking... <products id="14779">
Wednesday24th Nov 2021
Also best PlayStation game
Resident Evil Village has won its first Game of the Year accolade at this evening's Golden Joystick Awards, where it was crowned the Ultimate Game of the Year and the PlayStation Game of the Year. It then also won the Best Audio and Best Performer (Maggie Robertson as Lady Dimitrescu) categories. The Golden Joystick Awards...
Friday29th Oct 2021
Marketing spiel reveals
Resident Evil Village will be treated to some DLC at some point in the future, but that's quite literally all we know about it. Capcom made the announcement during its best forgotten E3 2021 digital showcase with a single image, suggesting the expansion is still in the early stages of development. However, a new rep
Thursday28th Oct 2021
Half of 7's sales already
Capcom has issued another sales update for the excellent Resident Evil Village as part of an earnings call, sharing that the horror title has now shipped more than five million copies worldwide. It's the latest statistic after the Japanese publisher announced it had already shipped three million units just days after...
Monday14th Jun 2021
Please be excited
Resident Evil Village will be treated to some post-launch DLC at some point in the future. That's it. That's the article. The E3 2021 livestream dedicated a stretch of its broadcast to Japanese publisher Capcom, and just about the only piece of news worth sharing is that last month's survival horror hit will be expanded upon. No...
Tuesday18th May 2021
Get a load of this Bird and Beast Pilaf
Resident Evil Village was the first game in the long-running series to feature a sort of in-game cooking mechanic, fuelled by slaughtering wildlife throughout the game's village and then handing over the remains to the Duke. Eating the meals the merchant creates leads to permanent buffs for protagonist Ethan...
Tuesday11th May 2021
Series ships more than 100 million units
After debuting in first place in the latest UK physical sales chart, Capcom has now confirmed that Resident Evil Village has shipped more than three million copies across the globe since it launched four days ago. While previous entries have bettered it in terms of shipments at release, this makes Ethan...
Monday10th May 2021
Pillage the village
Resident Evil Village’s performance capture was recorded in Sony Santa Monica’s studio, with PlayStation’s own Visual Arts & Services Group also in the release’s credits. It’s not the first time a third-party has leveraged the platform holder’s resources, as VASG is often credited in Call of Duty games, among many...
Tuesday27th Apr 2021
Play until 9th May
You've already had two chances to play the Resident Evil Village demo in the lead up to the full game's launch, but we wouldn't blame you if you passed on both opportunities. Its confusing nature has meant many interested purchasers simply didn't bother trying or were busy when the pre-release teaser was active, with the...
Monday26th Apr 2021
What're yer buyin'?
Resident Evil 4’s shady merchant is in the video game Hall of Fame, so it’s cute to see the character referenced in the all-new Resident Evil Village. Those who played the upcoming survival horror’s latest demo spotted the nod to the cloaked salesman, and clipped it for YouTube posterity. You can enjoy the Eater egg below,...
Friday23rd Apr 2021
After confusing us all across one weekend, Capcom is back to do it all over again with the Resident Evil Village Castle demo. While last weekend's playable teaser allowed us to explore the surrounding village, this time around we'll have the chance to venture inside Castle Dimitrescu and explore its rooms and meet the inhabitants. Once...
Wednesday21st Apr 2021
Don't believe everything you read
Leaked legal documents published online as part of the ongoing Capcom leak have started yet another social media sh*tstorm, as non-lawyers misunderstand the language and share their interpretations online. A clause in Sony’s marketing contract for Resident Evil Village mentions that “each version of the game...
Tuesday20th Apr 2021
Not like this
Sony’s new DualSense controller, much like the DualShock 4, has pretty good motion sensors in it – but developers rarely use them. This is frustrating, because we’re big believers in gyro aiming: the concept of fine-tuning your shots by tilting the pad. Those who’ve experienced the feature in, say, Gravity Rush 2 and Uncharted:...
Friday16th Apr 2021
Raytracing drops next-gen to 45 frames-per-second
Resident Evil Village will run at 60 frames-per-second in 4K on PlayStation 5 – assuming you have raytracing disabled. Enabling the fancy reflection features will drop the framerate to 45 frames-per-second, although its 4K resolution will be retained. There’s no raytracing option at 60...