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CAPCOM CELEBRATES ‘RESIDENT EVIL’S’ 25TH ANNIVERSARY WITH UPCOMING ‘VILLAGE’ LIVESTREAM

The original Resident Evil celebrates its 25th anniversary on Monday. The iconic survival horror title from Capcom has become a pillar of the genre, selling over 107 million units to date and going on to inspire a slew of sequels and a movie franchise since its inception.

To celebrate the anniversary, Capcom unveiled new information about what’s in store for the Resident Evil franchise. Resident Evil Village is set to launch on May 7 on PlayStation, Xbox, Steam and Stadia. Capcom also confirmed a Resident Evil showcase digital event would take place in April ahead of Resident Evil Village’s launch. The showcase will reveal new information on gameplay features and characters in Village, as well as debut more about the franchise’s 25th anniversary celebration.

A beta test for Resident Evil Re:Verse, a game described as a “multiplayer experience,” was announced as well. In the game, players start as human characters, hunting each other while collecting virus vials. When a player is killed, they are resurrected as bioweapons to enact revenge. The open beta begins April 7 at 11 p.m. PT and runs through April 10 at 10:59 p.m. PT. New players can pre-load the content starting on April 5, while players who participated in the closed beta can play via game update once the open beta is live.

In addition to Village launching on Stadia, Resident Evil 7 Biohazard Gold Edition will be available on Google’s gaming service as an individual purchase option. The title will be free with Stadia Pro beginning on April 1. Capcom also teased further sales across multiple platforms and Resident Evil titles were forthcoming.

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