Resident Evil showcase announced for April

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Yesterday marked 25 years since the Resident Evil franchise first shocked gamers on the PlayStation. To celebrate, Capcom announced that it would hold a showcase event in April.

This is the second showcase in 2021, with Capcom rrevealing information and footage for the upcoming RE: Village back in January.

Capcom is staying tight-lipped about what April’s showcase will contain, but we can likely expect more info on the upcoming release, and some other surprise reveals. 

Google Stadia releases for Resident Evil: Village and Resident Evil 7 were also announced yesterday. Village will release alongside other consoles on May 7th and RE 7 will release on April 1st. 

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Resident Evil Showcase

As previously mentioned, we will almost certainly see some new footage of the upcoming Resident Evil: Village. With the game releasing shortly of the event, it’s likely we’ll get a final release trailer that focuses further on the story. 

A rumoured Resident Evil 4 Remaster has supposedly been in development for some time. Media outlet VGCreported that the Osaka-based M-Two team was leading development on the remaster.

The remaster is likely early in development, as Capcom’s development resources were focused on Village over the past two years. With the game nearing release, it’s likely Capcom moved those resources months ago.

VGC’s original leak pointed at a 2022 release date, so if Capcom does indeed reveal Resident Evil 4 Remastered, it will probably only be a short teaser.

Stadia Release

Pre-order RE: Village on Stadia via this link, and you could be eligible for a free Google Stadia Premiere pack.

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The bundle includes a digital copy of Village, a Google Stadia Controller and a Chromecast Ultra. In the UK, a Stadia controller and Chromecast Ultra would typically cost £90, so that’s quite a saving. 

Google has stated this deal is limited. So, if you fancy nabbing yourself a free Google stadia alongside what will undoubtedly be one of the biggest releases of the year, now is the time. 

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