Resident Evil Village in action: here's the video of the PlayStation event

Resident Evil Village in action: here's the video of the PlayStation event

Resident Evil Village in action

During the "Play! Play! Play!" organized by PlayStation Japan, a series of new details have been offered on Resident Evil: Village, the highly anticipated spring production.

The next chapter of the survival horror saga was also shown in action during the appointment, with a short sequence video . The latter is now available thanks to the publication by Sony Japan of the complete replica of the appointment. Directly at the opening of this news, you can therefore view the game segment dedicated to Resident Evil: Village, placed at the heart of the discussion of the characteristics of the title by the two Japanese presenters of the show. Starting from about 3:40 pm, it is also possible to view a sequence of gameplay.

The taste of the adventure that will see the return of Ethan Winters as the protagonist returns to show the disturbing village that will be the setting to the game. Also inevitable is Lady Dimitrescu, now a real star of the Capcom videogame universe. During the appointment it was also confirmed that Resident Evil: Village is now in the final stages of development, a detail suited to the release date already announced for the title, arriving in May 2021.

We also point out that during the show "Play! Play! Play!" An extended trailer of Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade was also presented to the public, aimed at presenting the improvements that the makeover of the JRPG will propose on PlayStation 5.

New Resident Evil film merges first two games, inspired by John Carpenter

The upcoming Resident Evil live-action movie is drawing from the first two games, and the director took some influence from John Carpenter in doing so. In a new interview, he also revealed the horror game-inspired film’s title, and how it’ll incorporate visual ideas from the series.

During a SXSW panel, hosted by IGN, director Johannes Roberts announced that Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City is the title of his live-action reboot. Spencer Mansion and the police station have been recreated to scale. The plot is an “origin story” using parts of Resident Evil and Resident Evil 2, an “ensemble piece” that features Chris and Claire Redfield, Jill Valentine, and Leon Kennedy, and he’s borrowed trappings from the early survival games in the flick.

“That atmosphere, it’s raining constantly, it’s dark, it’s creepy, Raccoon is this rotten character in the movie,” He explains, “that atmosphere of the games, I wanted to put in. We had a lot of fun, down to the fixed-angle playing the first game had, that constant, when we’re in the Spencer Mansion, what’s around that corner? I’ve used some of those techniques, and a lot of those iconic sounds, we’ve had some fun with it.”

The movie is a new start for Resi on the big screen, totally unrelated to Paul W. S. Anderson’s films, and aside from the games, Roberts drew from John Carpenter in putting it together. “I’m a huge John Carpenter fan and I really took to that,” He says. “The way he tells these claustrophobic siege movies, I took movies like Assault on Precinct 13 and The Fog and these disparate group of characters coming together under siege, and I took that as my filmic inspiration.”

Roberts is predominantly a horror director, having previously made the Other Side of the Door, The Strangers: Prey At Night, and both 47 Meters Down movies.

You can watch the full interview below:

This is not to be confused with Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness, the CG Netflix series due this year, or Resident Evil Village, the next major game, coming in May. Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City is scheduled for release September 3, 2021.