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 7: Biohazard (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 Re: Verse, 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.
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