It’s a joke: first, Konami announces that it’s hosting a broadcast for Silent Hill (we reported on it the other day), and then, another Japanese publisher immediately responds with a broadcast for its survival horror IP…
Konami started a chain reaction when it announced that it would host Silent Hill Transmission on October 19, as Capcom announced on Twitter that it would be hosting the Resident Evil Showcase at 3 PM Pacific/6 PM Eastern/11 PM BST. At least we know what the Japanese company will be talking about here. You can watch it on YouTube and Twitch.
New gameplay and a trailer from the Resident Evil 4 Remake will be shown, as well as the Winters’ Expansion add-on included in the Resident Evil: Village Gold Edition, which can be purchased separately. There’ll be something else in addition to these. Perhaps it’s Resident Evil Re:Verse, the multiplayer game that not many gamers have been asking for and waiting for, which is intended to be a sequel to Resident Evil: Resistance. It was supposed to be released with the base Village, but it’s been almost a year and a half (!) since then. Maybe they should cancel it altogether.
In the meantime, Resident Evil: Village on Steam has received an update that has made the PC version unstable with frequent crashes. Capcom responded on Twitter, “We’re aware of an ongoing issue with the latest patch that’s causing the game to crash for some users. We’re currently looking into a fix, and we apologize for any inconvenience caused!” Perhaps they could start by removing Denuvo. Once again, the protecting the launch window excuse is false.
Of course, it could be that Resident Evil: Village Gold Edition is why it’s been left in until now. That’s coming on October 28 (third-person mode, third-person-only Shadows of Rose DLC with Rose’s story, and the Mercenaries mode’s Additional Orders update) for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series, PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. The Nintendo Switch will also get it that day, but it will run from the cloud here. A cloud port of Resident Evil 2 Remake, Resident Evil 3 Remake and Resident Evil 7: Biohazard for Switch is scheduled for release later this year. Resident Evil 4 Remake is coming to PlayStation 5, Xbox Series, PC (Denuvo 100%) and PlayStation 4 on March 23.