01 Feb 2021 4:03 PM +00:00

Resident Evil Village Open World: Metroidvania Features Hinted At By Insider

An open-world Resident Evil experience might be closer than you think if insider leaks are to be believed!

Resident Evil Village, the 8th instalment in Capcom's famed series, is due to launch in May.

Now, thanks to updates to Resident Evil Village's SteamDB page and industry insiders, we have new information about the upcoming horror game.

Open-World Resident Evil

According to the Resident Evil Village SteamDB page, the game will have open-world elements.

Capcom has updated the page and added an "open-world" tag to its' store listing.

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To further support these rumours a notorious Capcom Insider, AestheticGamer aka Dusk Golem has suggested that there will be a larger focus on exploration in Resident Evil Village.


He also notes that Capcom is using the term "Metroidvania" when describing their approach to cyclical level design and the connectivity of in-game areas.

The term "Metroidvania" is a portmanteau of the names of two video game series: Metroid and Castlevania.

Resident Evil Village 8 Location Winter Castle
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COOL - Resident Evil Village is a snow-filled nightmare!

It is often used to describe inter-connected maps which players are encouraged to explore multiple times.

Resident Evil Village is due to release on May 7th on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and PC.

"Experience survival horror like never before in the 8th major instalment in the Resident Evil franchise – Resident Evil Village. With detailed graphics, intense first-person action and masterful storytelling, the terror has never felt more realistic."

Resident Evil Village launches alongside the mysterious multiplayer title Resident Evil Re:Verse.

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It has also been updated to include confirmation that it will contain some nudity and sexual content in the latest SteamDB page update.