Resident Evil Village RE:Verse Multiplayer Announced

As part of Capcom’s Resident Evil Village reveal, Capcom producer Tsuyoshi Kanda revealed that as part of Resident Evil’s 25th Anniversary, a special multiplayer game called Resident Evil RE:Verse that will be free for anybody who purchases Resident Evil Village.

RE:Verse is a competitive multiplayer mode where up to four players will play as one of several iconic Resident Evil characters. While the full roster hasn’t been revealed, the trailer shows protagonists like Chris Redfield, Jill Valentine, Leon Kennedy, and Claire Valentine; as well as enemies like Nemesis and even Jack Baker from Resident Evil 7.

Other characters shown include HUNK and Ada Wong, though who knows how many more characters will be available when RE: Verse is released.

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Beta tests for select Resident Evil Ambassadors are set to begin soon, so if you’re part of the program and have been chosen to test the beta expect invites in the future.

Capcom has dabbled with Resident Evil multiplayer in the past. Most recently with the release of Resident Evil 3 Remake, when Capcom released a special game called Resident Evil Resistance.

While Resistance is an asymmetrical multiplayer game that pit four players against a mastermind, RE:Verse on the surface appears more straightforward and combat-based. But we’ll have more once we get some hands-on time with RE:Verse ourselves.

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For more from today’s livestream including Resident Evil Village release date news, pre-orders, and an in-depth gameplay dive. Or check out IGN’s full round-up.

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Matt T.M. Kim is a reporter for IGN.

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