‘Resident Evil Village’ Ships More Than 3 Million Units

The Resident Evil video game franchise continues its march into horror gaming immortality.

Capcom this week announced in a release that the latest addition to the popular series–Resident Evil Village–has already shipped more than three million units. The game–for Windows, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S and Xbox One–started shipping May 7.

Resident Evil Village–a direct sequel to Resident Evil 7Biohazard (which has shipped 8.5 million units since last December)–is a first-person perspective game that features Ethan Winters employing shotguns, rifles and even a silver dagger–which comes in handy against the werewolves in this game.

This game, according to Capcom, is set a few years after Biohazard, and finds Winters living peacefully with his wife Mia and daughter Rosemary when Chris Redfield appears, kidnaps him and spirits him away to a mysterious European village. There, Winters is confronted by the menace of the tall vampire Lady Alcina Dimitrescu…and the action really heats up.

Capcom also announced that–in conjunction with the series’ 25th anniversary–it will launch Resident Evil ReVerse, described as “an online multi-player action game where players battle it out as popular characters from the series.” This game will be offered free to players who buy Resident Evil Village.

The Resident Evil series reportedly is Capcom’s best-selling video game franchise, having shipped more than 100 million units since 1996.

Keep reading Horror News Network for the latest from the Resident Evil universe.

 

Thomas Tuna
Thomas A. Tuna is a comic book veteran who began his writing career back in the ’70s with Charlton Comics, contributing to such horror titles as Ghost Manor, Haunted, The Many Ghosts of Dr. Graves and Ghostly Haunts. Most recently, he has served as a writer and editor (with more than a smattering of horror yarns) for such comic book websites as Hyper Epics and Red Moon Features. Some of his favorite horror flicks include Jaws, Salem’s Lot, Dracula (with Frank Langella) and Blade. His favorite horror comic books? Tomb of Dracula (by Marv Wolfman and Gene Colan) and Swamp Thing (by Len Wein and Berni Wrightson).

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