As part of Sony’s PS5 promotion efforts, the company released a video with tennis player Naomi Osaka testing the device. The first half of the clip above is mostly Spider Man: Miles Morales, but from 1:45 onwards, we get our first real look at the PC attached to it. Resident Evil Village, also known as Resi 8.
There is a lot to be learned from these clips, not least the fact that the inspiration for this game is clearly some of Resident Evil 4.’s greatest moments. We see player character Ethan. Explore a mostly deserted village“Are they outside?” Asks Osaka. , Indicating that this is the opening area. There is a glimpse of an elderly, non-playable character, hiding with a rifle, that is sure to die in a horrific way. Your character can jump, climb over obstacles, and slide in one short clip A drop appears from the surface That refers to a new vertical design in the series environment.
Best of all? I’m not even kidding here, but one clip shows the player character Push a set of shelves in front of the window. Any Resi 4 veteran will realize that this is listening to the mechanic behind some of that game’s greatest series, the ability to block doors and windows while under attack from villagers. Speaking of this topic …
One of my few disappointments with Resident Evil 7 was the standard enemy type, molded. They were fine. Another brief clip in this video Something more exciting appears: an enemy chasing the player character from the other side of the fence, moving in a way reminiscent of a villager. I might read a lot into this enemy’s gait, watch it for yourself, but that sounds like a return to more intelligent, human enemy types.
Other small details: Return of the herbs As healing items, a gun, incredible snow effects, Ethan’s wedding ring on his left hand, item boxes and barrel bombs designed to look like Resi 4 equations.
As you might have guessed by now, I love Resident Evil. And while it’s foolish to pick favorites, Resi 4 is my favorite, and I thought Resident Evil 7 was an amazing first-person re-imagination of the series. Capcom’s best idea is to capture some of the magic of Resi 4 in the latter mode … Oh my God, take my money.