21 Jan 2021 11:44 PM +00:00

Resident Evil 8 Release Date Announced During RE Showcase Event

The RE Showcase took place tonight, giving us a first look at the gameplay for Resident Evil 8, as well as many other details including its release date.

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Resident Evil 8 Release Date

During the event, it was revealed that Resident Evil 8 will be released worldwide on May 7th 2021 on all platforms.

Extra Content

Resident Evil 8 will be available as the Standard Edition or a Deluxe Edition.

Standard Edition

Both versions will come with the new multiplayer game Re:Verse, as well as the RE8 DLC Mr Raccoon Weapon Charm, and Survival Resources Pack.


The Mr Raccoon Weapon Charm appears to be a cosmetic item and will provide no benefits to the player's weapon.

READ MORE: Everything that happened during the RE Showcase event

And the Survival Resources Pack will be obtainable from the Merchant in each playthrough and will include handgun ammo, shotgun ammo, a first aid med pack, and a lockpick.

Deluxe Edition

The Deluxe Edition will also include the Trauma Pack which will includes memorabilia such as the "Samurai Edge" weapon, the "Mr. Everywhere" accessory, a screen filter, special safe room background music, and many more items to help dredge up Ethan's past.

All of the items available in the Trauma Pack are,

- Samurai Edge - AW Model-01
- Resident Evil 7 Found Footage Filter
- Resident Evil 7 Tape Recorder Save Point
- Saferoom Music "Go Tell Aunt Rhody"
- Mr. Everywhere Weapon Charm
- Unlock "Village of Shadows" Difficulty
- The Tragedy of Ethan Winters Artwork

Resident Evil 8 Trailer

A new trailer was released for Resident Evil 8, giving us a greater insight into who the mysterious tall woman is, as well as more backstory between Ethan and Mia.


RE8 Gameplay

We got a first look at the gameplay for Resident Evil 8, which features a similar menu screen as RE4, along with a new crafting menu which will allow players to craft ammo and healables.

Resident Evil 8 Gameplay From RE Showcase Trailer
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CREEPY: RE8 will feature plenty of new and creepy enemies.

The Merchant will be making a return, having not been seen since Resident Evil 4.

His appearance is vastly different than what we saw in RE4, and he will now be known as The Duke, but the concept is the same.

READ MORE: Everything you need to know about Resident Evil 8