Who doesn’t want Resident Evil to turn into a six-player deathmatch?
Capcom, bless their hearts, is a huge fan of the Resident Evil multiplayer concept. Even if few players are as enthusiastic about multiplayer spin-off games as Capcom is, they continue to make them and incorporate multiplayer modes into singleplayer games. Resident Evil Re:Verse, the upcoming multiplayer mode for Resident Evil Village, will begin an open beta test tomorrow, which you can preload now. Re:Verse is a six-player deathmatch third-person shooter featuring RE heroes who can transform into RE monsters because, well, why not?
The open beta for ReVerse will begin at 7 a.m. on Thursday (11 a.m. Pacific today) and will last until 7 a.m. on Sunday the 11th. Although the client is only 6.4GB in size, you can get a head start by downloading it now from Steam. You can currently see the main menu and enjoy a server maintenance message as a result of this. Xboxes and PlayStations will be able to participate in the beta.
Re:Verse was created “as a thank you to fans for the Resident Evil series’ 25th anniversary,” according to Capcom. Fans, on the other hand, want a Resident Evil 4 remake or a dating sim featuring Lady Dimitrescu, a tsundere. I know this is all for you, Ian Capcom. You’re powerless to stop yourself.
Resident Evil’s fondness for competitive multiplayer in a singleplayer horror series harkens back to the ‘early noughties,’ when publishers frequently crammed multiplayer modes into singleplayer games in the hopes of lowering second-hand sales. Capcom has simply kept going, incorporating PvP into games that people buy for story campaigns. They are unable to stop. They are enthralled.
Resident Evil Village, which includes Re:Verse, will be released on May 7th. It stars Ethan Winters from Resident Evil 7, who is dragged into a werewolf hell that looks a lot like Resident Evil 4. I’m not sure if you’ve heard of a delightfully giant vampire lady before.
Source: Rock Paper Shotgun