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Resident Evil Village: release date, story, gameplay & more

Capcom’s newest survival-horror game is Resident Evil 8 Village. We have the latest info including its release date, story details, and more.

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Resident Evil 8 Village promises to be another terrifying foray into the unknown. To make sure you’re prepared, we have compiled a guide containing information about its release date, key story details, characters, gameplay info, and more.

Thanks to the terrific return to form in Resident Evil 7, the long-running horror show continues onwards to its eighth installment. There will be jump scares and memorable moments galore when we don the shoes of Ethan Winters again.

We are counting down the days until we tangle with tyrannical foes in another journey of psychological insanity. Thanks to some existing information, we know the exact date we’ll be doing this and some of the dangers that await us too.

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Resident Evil 8 Village Release Date

The most important detail that people want to know is when they’ll be able to get their hands on the game itself. We’re pleased to report that it’s coming out on May 7, 2021. So there isn’t too much more waiting to do.

There are also different editions of the game you can pick up including the Standard Edition and the Deluxe Edition. The Deluxe Edition includes the following:

  • Safe Room Music: “Go Tell Aunt Rhody”
  • Mr. Everywhere collectible
  • RE7 found-footage filter
  • Tape recorder save device
  • Albert-01 Chris gun
  • The Tragedy of Ethan Winters artwork
  • Unlock “Village of Shadows” difficulty
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Resident Evil 8 Village Platforms

For those wondering if Resident Evil 8 is only coming out on the new consoles and PC – it won’t be.

The game will be available at release on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and PC.

Obviously, when you bring up the discussion of last-gen vs. current-gen, there is always going to be an inescapable fidelity issue between the versions.

But if you’re not planning on upgrading anytime soon, then at least you’ll have the option to play it on your current console.

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Resident Evil 8 Village Story & Characters

The Resident Evil showcase answered a lot of questions people had regarding the series’ latest iteration. But it has also posed just as many as well.

Long-time hero Chris Redfield has been touted as a potential surprise villain in the newest game with trailers making him out to be an underhanded figure. The latest trailer shows him killing Ethan’s wife and stealing his child. It’s not the usual trademark heroism we’ve come to expect from him. So it’ll be interesting to see which direction Capcom takes him.

Other developments have led to the introduction of Lady Dimitrescu and the Witches Three. Evil and cunning figures that will only seek to make Ethan’s life a living hell.

All of this will be conducted in the Village: a gothic, surreal abode for many deranged creatures and providing little in the way of comfort. Resident Evil 8’s visuals, especially on current-gen, could make the landscape a beautiful prison for Ethan.

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Resident Evil 8 Village Gameplay

Resident Evil 7 stripped back a lot of the Hollywood action-hero elements of Resi 6 and returned the gameplay to its roots, pacing the game around slower and more methodical gameplay, making you conscious of ammo, and inducing OCD because of your inventory.

Resident Evil 8 Village continues a lot of this and brings back the Guard system from the previous game. It also reintroduces some dynamic combat elements such as damaging limbs, and, of course, puzzles.

It also has to be stated that in many respects, Resident Evil 8 resembles Resident Evil 4 – considered by many to be the best in the series. Here some of the ways in which Resi 8 takes inspiration from it:

  • Your items require careful management in your inventory and need rearranging
  • Attache cases can be bought to upgrade your space
  • “What’ll it be stranger?” – It’s not the same fan-favorite merchant, but it has a reoccurring one
  • You need to collect monetary resources to buy stuff
  • The setting

There will also be plenty of puzzles and new weapons and elements for returning, and new, players to enjoy.

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Resident Evil 8 Village Demos

You can currently download the Resident Evil 8 Village “Maiden” demo from the PS5 store as it is an exclusive download for Sony’s flagship hardware.

It’s a short, non-combat demo about a character that won’t even be featured in the game. It’s more of a gentle teaser that whets the appetite for the main game.

But if you want your fix now and don’t have a PS5 then fear not. It has been confirmed that another demo for Resident Evil 8 Village will pop-up down the line for all consoles.

The showcase event has really helped to drum up excitement for the hugely-anticipated horror title and it’s sure to be a captivating and disturbing title in a year of potentially great games.

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How to get exclusive Batman skins in Fortnite with DC Comics

Exclusive Batman universe themed skins may appear soon in Fortnite according to popular dataminer ShiinaBR.

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Exclusive Batman universe-themed skins will be available in Fortnite in the future according to popular leakers.

Fortnite has seen a rush of crossovers for the past few months, with notable franchises like Terminator, Street Fighter & Star Wars entering the arena with their universes characters.

Now it appears that an exclusive Batman X Zero Point promo is coming soon to fans of Fortnite, and according to popular Fortnite leaker ShiinaBR, it will drop on April 20, 2021.

According to Shiina, there will be a new Rebirth Harley Quinn skin variant added to the game, which will be exclusive to those who purchase a print edition of the Zero Point comic book.

This skin and comic will surely become a collectible in due time, so be sure to snag a comic book as soon as you can.

Additionally, it also seems Shiina believes a Batman Point Armored skin is in the works as well to ship in April. Currently, it’s unknown on how exactly we’ll be able to obtain this skin, but we’re willing to bet it will most likely appear in the item shop.

This partnership between Epic Games and DC looks like its going quite well, especially considering this will be the second time we see the partnership in full effect after the Batman event in September of 2019.

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Perhaps we will see more Zero Point comic books in the future, and maybe all the physical copies of those comic books will all include unique skins for players to obtain in-game.

Regardless of where the future takes this partnership between DC and Epic Games, we’re excited nonetheless to see the next chapter. Stay tuned for more information as it becomes available.

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How to unlock Blueprints in Rocket League

Rocket League Blueprints can be used to build items in the Season 2 Item Series, so here’s everything you need to know about them.

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Rocket League Blueprints

You can use Blueprints to get yourself some cool new cosmetics that are part of the Rocket League Season 2 Item Series, so here’s how you can get your hands on them. 

The Season 2 Item Series has brought a ton of new items to Rocket League. This includes a slick new vehicle known as the Tygris and other additions such as new decal, wheels, and the Air Strike Goal Explosion.

You can unlock these items either by visiting the Item Shop, or by building them from Blueprints that you receive after matches. Here’s everything you need to know about Blueprints, including how you can acquire them.

Rocket League Blueprints

Blueprints in Rocket League are rewards that you’ll have a chance of receiving after completing online matches. Once you get your hands on one of these, it will show you exactly what item you can build and the price in credits it will cost.

It won’t cost anything to check an Unrevealed Blueprint, and you can choose build the item right away, or keep it in your inventory for later. You can also trade both the Blueprint, and the item you get from it, with other players on the same platform.

Some of these have special attributes and can be used to unlock Painted, Certified, and Special Edition variants. You should absolutely keep an eye out for these as you can acquire better quality items through them.

Tygris in Rocket League

Rocket League’s Season 2 Item Series has started bringing some brand new Blueprints to the game. The highlight is the brand new Tygris, along with a dozen other items ranging from Rare to Black Market rarity.

The developers have confirmed that Dominus will get a special decal as it finally joins the Octane and Fennec in the Huntress club. Other new additions include the W.I.P. and Exalter decal, Medianic and Bravado wheels, and Ambustion boost.

Alternatively, you can also purchase these from the Item Shop, but it’s more rewarding to earn Blueprints. So, be sure to play well, and get yourself some nifty items in the new season!

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How to get Fortnite’s Alien skins in Season 5

You can get yourself some neat Ripley and Xenomorph skins, along with other Alien-themed cosmetics in Fortnite Season 5.

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Aliens in Fortnite

The legendary Alien movie franchise is the latest to team up with Epic Games for a crossover in Fortnite Season 5. Here’s how you can get your hands on the brand new Ellen Ripley and Xenomorph skins.

Fortnite Season 5 has introduced numerous crossovers with other franchises, as we’ve seen the arrival of Master ChiefThe Terminator, and The Flash, among others. Now, Epic Games have brought in some new cosmetics from the Alien franchise.

The iconic sci-fi heroine Ellen Ripley has shown up on Fortnite Island alongside her nemesis, the Xenomorph. There is also a cute Chestburster emote that comes with these skins, and here’s how you can get this bundle for yourself.

Ripley and the Xenomorph in Fortnite

Certain Fortnite cosmetics sets become available immediately through the Battle Pass, while others have you complete a few challenges or quests first. Luckily, this Alien bundle requires far less effort for you to get it.

You can acquire the entire Space Gear Bundle from the Item Shop for a limited time. This cosmetics set consists of the following items:

  • Ellen Ripley Skin
  • Xenomorph Skin
  • Xenomorph Tail Back Bling
  • Xeno Menace (Built-in Emote)
  • Nostromo Crew Outfit
  • Weyland-Yutani Cat Carrier
  • P-500 Power Loader Arm Pickaxe
  • Cheyenne Dropship Glider
  • Burst Case Scenario Emote

The developers have done a great job of emulating the aesthetic of the 1979 classic with these items. You can choose to either terrify your opponents as the Xenomorph, or show how hard-hearted you can be as the iconic Ellen Ripley.

Epic Games confirmed in a official blog post that these cosmetic items are available from Thursday, February 25 onwards, but they haven’t elaborated on when the bundle will disappear from the in-game store.

Cosmetic bundles always come and go in Fortnite’s Item Shop, so we don’t expect these skins to stick around there for long. Which is why you should get your hands on the Alien set before it disappears.

With a few weeks of Fortnite Season 5 still left, we’re left wondering what other crossovers we can expect, with Family Guy’s Peter Griffin even being rumored to join the battle royale.

Image Credits: Epic Games

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