This is apparently the third trailer, which surprised me. I could’ve sworn that prior to this only a teaser trailer had been released. Anyway, it’s really cool to see more about CAPCOM’s upcoming horror survival game Resident Evil Village, which continues the story arc that began with Resident Evil VII and centres around Ethan Winters. This time round, it appears that Ethan’s young daughter has been abducted by an evil cult…
Ethan’s wife, Mia Winters, is featured in a cutscene that seems to take place at the beginning of the story (see above), but there is no hint as to whether or not she has a role to play in Village. Personally, I do hope that she does play a role. There are two reasons for this. One reason is that in VII, the part of the game I enjoyed the most was Mia’s part, brief as it was. It reminded me quite a lot of the climax to the classic sci-fi film Aliens (with Sigourney Weaver). The other reason is that there seems to be a distinct lack of female allies in Village. So far, there have been a lot of female villains introduced, but not a single female ally. I guess you could count Ethan’s daughter as an ally, but since she’s only a baby, I doubt that she’ll be available as a playable character. But it would be hilarious if she was, wouldn’t it?😁
According to CAPCOM, Resident Evil Village will come out May 8 in Japan and May 7 everywhere else. However, that’s probably a bit misleading. If the release date is based on time zones, then I’m pretty sure that here in the east coast of Australia (which in May is always an hour ahead of Japan), Village will not come out on May 7, but May 8, like Japan. But I guess only time will tell whether I’m right or wrong.😊
This is a teaser trailer for Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness, a “CG anime series” by CAPCOM, which will be available on Netflix sometime in 2021. Unless CAPCOM is holding back a surprise or two, it looks pretty certain that this series will feature Resident Evil regulars Claire Redfield and LeonKennedy, both of who made their debut in Resident Evil 2. Personally, I think Leon gets way too much attention in the Resident Evil universe, but I’m glad Claire is getting another opportunity in the spotlight.😊
Claire looks somewhat older (as does Leon, of course), so it’s safe to say that Infinite Darkness takes place many years after the events of Raccoon City and around the time of Resident Evil: Revelations 2 or Resident Evil 6. Other than that, though, it’s difficult to determine what Infinite Darkness will be about; I can only assume it will be something in the vein of previous Resident Evil 3D animations (such as the film Resident Evil: Vendetta from 2017), although the focus appears to be on horror rather than action. It’ll be interesting to see what information the next trailer will provide us with.
This is the second trailer, in English, for Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity, an upcoming addition to The Legend of Zelda video game franchise. It was announced by Nintendo a few weeks ago, and it is a prequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, the 2017 adventure game. However, unlike Breath of the Wild, Age of Calamity is a hack and slash game, which is a genre that does not really interest me. Nevertheless, it does feature the same exact character designs as Breath of the Wild, which I think are the best designs out of all the Zelda games, and that reason alone makes it pretty cool!😄
The cover art, which the Japanese-language banner above is based on, is pretty cool too. Zelda in particular looks great in it, don’t you think?
The remake of Resident Evil 3 (by CAPCOM) will be released in two weeks time, but a short demo is available to play now! I just finished it a few minutes ago, and boy does it look great. The devastated Racoon City has been beautifully rendered (if that makes sense), and, of course, Jill Valentine looks absolutely divine! I cannot wait to play the full game.😄
Oh, by the way, I did like the meta-referencial posters in the demo…
Till next time, au revoir, arrivederci and may the force be with you!😊