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Resident Evil Village Serves Up Frights to the Tune of 8 Million Units Sold

Resident Evil Village


Resident Evil Village continued the story of Ethan Winters and his family, putting him and his poor, ruined hands through even more torturous scenarios. It may have been a rough ride, but it certainly worked out for Capcom, which announced that the eighth mainline entry in the series sold over eight million copies around the world as of May 31, 2023.


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After launching on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PC and Stadia on May 7, 2021, Resident Evil Village made its way to Nintendo Switch in the form of a cloud-only version on October 28, 2022. The Winters’ Expansion DLC also launched around the same time on October 27.


Here’s how Capcom describes Resident Evil Village:


Experience survival horror like never before in Resident Evil Village, the eighth major installment in the genre-defining Resident Evil franchise. Set a few years after the horrifying events in the critically acclaimed Resident Evil 7 biohazard, the all-new storyline brings Ethan Winters to a remote snow-capped village filled with a diverse cast of terrifying enemies. After a devastating encounter with Resident Evil series hero Chris Redfield, Ethan pursues him in search of answers but finds himself in an entirely new nightmare.


Modern console technology paired with Capcom’s proprietary RE Engine deliver a visceral experience combining pulse-pounding action with signature survival horror gameplay synonymous with the Resident Evil series. Harnessing the newest console technology, Resident Evil Village delivers stunning graphics and advanced technology on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S. New gameplay features harken back to fan-favorite elements from previous Resident Evil games while new mechanics offer more depth to the action during combat.


Source: Press Release




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