The extras you'll get in this edition of Capcom's survival horror game
It's a little chilly in Resident Evil Village (Resident Evil 8) but the wintry location isn't the only thing that will have us shaking in our boots.
Capcom's latest survival horror, launching on May 7th, 2021, brings a fresh batch of horrors to our door as we venture into unfamiliar surroundings with some rather familiar characters, some of whom do not seem to be themselves.
If you're looking to max up your experience with Resident Evil Village, you should definitely consider grabbing the Deluxe Edition. Here, we'll take you through what's included and what you can expect from the Resident Evil Village - Deluxe Edition.
The spine-tingling base game
Of course, the Resident Evil Village - Deluxe Edition includes the base game, in which you'll reprise your role as Resident Evil 7 protagonist Ethan Winters who has moved to a European setting to start a-fresh with wife Mia... we're assuming she's not possessed now!
As with any Resi plot, things take a turn for the worse - and with the shock appearance of Chris Redfield, Ethan's life is once again flipped upside down. Chris has typically been a hero in the Resi Evil series, but his appearance in Resident Evil Village seemingly shrouds him in sinister motives.
Long gone are the flesh-eating zombies and Las Plagas parasite-controlled beings, in their place are frightening werewolves and vampires and no doubt other horrifying, mutated creatures lurking in the darkness.
The formidable RE Engine has been tweaked for current and next-gen players, which results in stunning wintry backdrops and detailed buildings for Ethan to roam around. Blocking is a new feature in this FPS survival horror, and the devs have already stated that this will help massively when it comes to keeping numerous enemies at bay without losing too much health.
Deluxe bonus content
As well as experiencing the base game, and admiring Lady Dimitrescu (AKA tall vampire lady) the Resident Evil Village - Deluxe Edition also delivers bonus content. This edition of RE8 features 'The Trauma Pack'.
Among the bonus items, the pack contains:
- Samurai Edge - AW Model-01
- Resident Evil 7 Found Footage Filter
- Resident Evil 7 Tape Recorder Save Point
- Saferoom Music "Go Tell Aunt Rhody"
- Mr. Everywhere Weapon Charm
- Unlock "Village of Shadows" Difficulty
- The Tragedy of Ethan Winters Artwork
Plus, if you pre-order the game before launch on May 7th, you'll also receive the Mr. Raccoon Weapon Charm and Survival Resources Pack as in-game bonuses!
New multiplayer experience
Once you've sampled the delights of the R38 single-player mode, the Resident Evil Village - Deluxe Edition also includes access to Resident Evil Re:Verse, the new online multiplayer game from Capcom in which you'll test your skills against other players in four to six-person deathmatch battles.
You can play as popular characters from the Resident Evil series and turn the tides of battle with powerful bioweapons. When your character is taken out, their body transforms into a powerful bioweapon that can be used against other players.
Be sure to pick up multiple Virus Capsules to transform into even stronger bioweapons. Getting revenge with a bioweapon is also a great chance for more points!
Take part in 5-minute Deathmatches, where the player with the most points wins! Use the weapons and items you find to take down even more powerful enemies!