Resident Evil Re:Verse is not releasing with Resident Evil Village, will debut this summer

Resident Evil Village Maiden Castle
Resident Evil Village Maiden Castle (Image credit: Android Central)

Update, April 27, 2021 at 6:25 p.m. CT: Resident Evil Re:Verse has been confirmed to be launching later this summer, but it hasn't been delayed.

What you need to know

  • Resident Evil Village is posed to breathe fresh life into the horror genre when it releases on May 7, 2021.
  • The multiplayer component of Village, Resident Evil Re:Verse, was supposed to launch alongside the game.
  • However, Resident Evil Re:Verse has been officially delayed until sometime this summer.
  • Resident Evil Re:Verse is a standalone multiplayer title that pits small groups of players against each other in a deathmatch.

Resident Evil Village is so close that players can now hear the sounds of Lady Dimitrescu stalking them. Resident Evil Re:Verse, on the other hand, has is now officially confirmed to be releasing Summer 2021 and is not launching alongside the single-player Resident Evil Village like originally assumed. The news comes in the form of vague emails to Resident Evil ambassadors and an update to the official Resident Evil Re:Verse website.

Resident Evil Re:Verse was supposedly set to launch alongside Resident Evil Village as a standalone multiplayer component (and is actually included for free for anyone who purchases Village). However, it appears that Resident Evil Re:Verse is actually releasing later this year instead of with Village.

In Resident Evil Re:Verse, 4-6 players participate in a deathmatch-style multiplayer game. Players will start off as famous characters from the long-running Resident Evil franchise, but upon their death will be revived as deadly bioweapon characters and tasked with destroying their previous teammates.

It's unfortunate that Re:Verse isn't coming until this summer, but players can still gear up to leap into Resident Evil Village. If you're still on the fence, you can even participate in the upcoming Resident Evil Village demo. Resident Evil Village wants to set the bar for horror games, and has a chance of joining the list of best PS5 games if it does.

Update, April 27, 2021 at 6:25 p.m. CT — Resident Evil Re:Verse is coming this summer, but hasn't been delayed

Capcom has released a statement to us clarifying that, while Resident Evil Re:Verse is still arriving in Summer 2021, the game has not been delayed. Resident Evil Re:Verse was assumed to be arriving with Resident Evil Village, but that had never been confirmed by Capcom. The newly revealed window for Resident Evil Re:Verse is the first officially confirmed release window. The comment from Capcom follows:

"Today is the first time we've announced a launch time frame for Resident Evil Re:Verse. Previously we've only shared Resident Evil Re:Verse is thank you to fans and will be available for free for those who purchase Resident Evil Village. Any announced dates were associated with the game's beta tests."

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