Star Citizen Video Is All About Rivers & Space Combat as Crowdfunding Passes $342 Million

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Today Cloud Imperium Games released a new video of its upcoming space simulator Star Citizen, which continues to grow.

The video features a rather interesting look at new tools that the developers will be able to create rivers in Star Citizen’s planets.

On top of that, we also get to hear about the Space Combat Summit, which is basically an inter-discipline meeting between developers of different teams that work together to draw the path to make combat even more fun with future development.

There’s even a fun little surprise at the end, even if there are no promises about its actual implementation in the game.

You can watch it below.

In other Star Citizen news, the crowdfunding total just passed $342 million, and it’s currently at $342,469,194

The number of registered accounts is also approaching three million, and it’s currently at 2,947,188.

As usual, you should keep in mind that it’s known that not all of them are paying players. The number includes free accounts created for a variety of reasons, including Free Fly events and more.

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Giuseppe Nelva

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New Gameplay Live – Resident Evil Village PS5 Demo

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Today has been like Christmas for fans of one of Capcom's most revered franchises. During the Resident Evil Showcase, we learned when we'd be playing the new horror game, what the game's collector's edition would look like, and got our first look at gameplay. Most notably though, for fans looking to get their hands on the game sooner rather than later, an exclusive demo for PlayStation 5 users is available now.

The demo, titled Maiden, features our titular character attempting to flee the mansion seen in the trailer footage. But there's a catch. Instead of wielding the weaponry and blocking abilities of Ethan Winters, you can only flee from the horrors within the spooky fortress. The demo does not feature the protagonist of the full game and it's still a mystery as to who The Maiden actually is, but here's hoping we see more from Lady Dimitrescu, the towering antagonist from the most recent trailers.

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Alex Stadnik

Is a Switch Pro Coming in 2021? - NVC 544

1 hour 13 minutes ago
Welcome to NVC, Super Ninfriendos! This week, Seth Macy is joined by Brian Altano, special guest Lily Zaldivar, and… wait for it… Casey DeFreitas! Join the panel as they react to what industry analysts are saying about the likelihood of a new Switch model in 2021. Plus, hear about the extremely limited gold Monster Hunter Rise amiibo, a big name retiring from Nintendo, and a whole lot more. This episode marks the peaceful transfer of power from permanent temporary host Seth Macy, back to NVC host Casey DeFreitas, who we're thrilled to have back. Please, go congratulate @sethmacy on Twitter on his great run!

NVC is available on your preferred platform!

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Logan Plant

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Resident Evil Village and Re: Verse Shine of Creepy Light in New Screenshots & Art From Capcom

1 hour 13 minutes ago

Today, after the new reveal about Resident Evil Village and Resident Evil Re: Verse, Capcom followed up with a press release including quite a few screenshots.

The screenshots provided a look at the new mainline game, including its creepy and eerie characters and environments.

We then see the interface of The Duke’s Emporium, where “Protagonist Ethan will now be able to purchase and sell items, buy recipes for crafting, and customize weapons.”

The gallery also include lovely new character artwork.

On top of that, we take a look at the characters of Resident Evil Re: Verse, the free multiplayer experience coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC (and PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S via backward compatibility) associated with Village.

As you can see, it also comes packed with its own creepy (in a different way) style.

You can check everything out in the gallery below.

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Giuseppe Nelva

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Resident Evil RE: Verse Announced; New Trailer & Gameplay

1 hour 22 minutes ago

Today during the Resident Evil Showcase, Capcom announced that Resident Evil Village will grant access to a free multiplayer experience called RE: Verse.

RE: Verse is a six-player mode that has you play as iconic Resident Evil heroes and villains such as Leon Kennedy, Chris Redfield, and Ada Wong in deathmatches.

Whenever a player is killed, they will mutate into bioweapons to hunt down the players that killed them. The game features over-the-shoulder, third-person gunplay, and a comic book-like art style.

Other playable characters are Jill Valentine, Hunk, Nemesis, and Jack Baker. Each character will have their own unique skill sets that the player will apparently have to master. The only map shown off thus far has been the Racoon City Police Department from Resident Evil 2 & 3 Remake.

There is a closed beta that comes out on January 28 on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The application link for the beta is right here.

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Resident Evil Comes to The Division 2 via Limited Time Crossover Event

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Capcom and Ubisoft are teaming up in celebration of the Resident Evil franchise’s 25th anniversary, bringing some limited-time goodies to The Division 2 players.

During the Resident Evil Showcase held on Jan. 21, it was revealed that The Division 2 would see outfits and items from the original Resident Evil trilogy made available for use by players. The first of these items to be revealed is Leon Kennedy’s RPD outfit, which can be obtained by logging on at any time during the event.

The crossover kicks off on Feb. 2, and will run until Feb. 15.

A teaser trailer for the event was released alongside the announcement. In it, several players can be seen exiting a helicopter adorned in STARS-esque outfits. They then encounter an enemy which resembles an Umbrella operative, before the teaser cuts out.

It’s brief, nut a fun glimpse at what’s in store that fans of both RE and The Division 2 will enjoy. It will be added down below as soon as it becomes available.

The reveal was only one bit of news made available through the Resident Evil Showcase. A slew of information was revealed regarding Resident Evil Village – ranging from details about its gameplay to a firm release date – and the new RE-themed battle royale Re:Verse was officially unveiled.

More on all the latest news related to Resident Evil can be found here.

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Keenan McCall

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GI Show – Hitman 3, Resident Evil Village, And IO-Interactive Interview

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On this week's episode of The Game Informer Show, we discuss a handful of the games we've been playing recently, including Hitman 3, There Is No Game: Wrong Dimension, When the Past Was Around, and Valorant. We also run down all of the recent Resident Evil Village news. At the end of the show, we interview IO-Interactive's game director Mattias Engström and executive producer Forest Swartout Large about their work on Hitman 3 and how they design levels with comedy in mind. It's a full show, but we make time for another fantastic round of community emails in there somewhere. So please join Jeff Cork, Liana Ruppert, Alex Van Aken, and myself for another wild and ever-entertaining episode!

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Ben Reeves

Hitman 3 Is Off To A Rocky Start

1 hour 44 minutes ago

You’ve probably heard this one before. A buzzy game hits the market. It demands some degree of internet connection. Everyone flocks to play on day one, only to hit a series of frustrating roadblocks. Online connectivity is shaky, if functional at all. There are issues with save data and character progression. Some…

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Ari Notis

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Every Announcement From Today's Resident Evil Showcase

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Capcom's first Resident Evil showcase of 2021 covered a slew of upcoming projects in the long-running franchise, from the next major installment with Resident Evil Village, to a new multiplayer experience and one of the upcoming RE films. Here's a breakdown of everything announced, revealed, and shown during the showcase, including new gameplay, details, and more.

Resident Evil Village Release Date, Demo Details

[ignvideo url="https://www.ign.com/videos/2021/01/21/resident-evil-village-story-trailer"] One of the biggest announcements of the showcase, Capcom confirmed Resident Evil Village will be coming to PS5, Xbox Series X, PC, PS4, and Xbox One on May 7, 2021. Additionally, there will be a demo later this spring for all platforms, but PS5 owners can get exclusive access today to the new "Maiden" demo. You can find out all about Resident Evil Village's release plans, including special edition details, as part of our coverage of the show. [widget path="global/article/imagegallery" parameters="albumSlug=resident-evil-8-village-showcase-screenshots&captions=true"]

Resident Evil Village Gameplay

[ignvideo url="https://www.ign.com/videos/2021/01/21/resident-evil-village-5-minute-gameplay-reveal"] Capcom centered much of the showcase around a new look at Resident Evil Village (aka Resident Evil 8)'s gameplay.
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Resident Evil Village Gets New Trailer, Gameplay Details, Release Date & More

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Resident Evil Village has received a slew of new info, ranging from new details about the gameplay to a firm release date for most every platform.

During the Resident Evil Showcase held on Jan. 21, information on a variety of elements related to Resident Evil Village was revealed. These included a firm release dat of May 7, 2021; an expanded availability to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One; a new trailer hinting at more of the game’s story and characters; and a gameplay demo showing off how the game’s combat, exploration and puzzle solving will work.

In terms of the trailer, it’s more of what fans of the series have become accustomed to. Starting with a cryptic conversation between Ethan and Mia, it quickly cuts to scenes of some of the game’s villains and monsters. These range from sword-wielding wretches in sewer-ways to a long and tall vampire; who, during her time on screen, speaks with an unseen larger adversary known as Mother Miranda.

It all culminates in Ethan encountering a mysterious man wielding a giant hammer. He says he wants to see what Ethan is made of, and as he does, rocks start to float around him.

The full trailer can be viewed down below.

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Keenan McCall

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New Video Offers New Look At Netflix's Animated Resident Evil Film, Infinite Darkness

1 hour 52 minutes ago

Netflix is continuing on its gaming adaptations streak with a new animated CGI series called Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness. While we've known about the upcoming show for a while now, we have yet to learn more about what it will be like beyond a few stills and the initial teaser trailer. In a world set a few years after the events of Resident Evil 4, Capcom shared another new look at the upcoming Resident Evil show with a second video. 

Netflix has previously teased the new series, saying "When biohazards run wild, only a pair of veteran zombie slayers can get the job done," reads the social media caption alongside the still reveal. Netflix also states that this will be set within the canon of Capcom's universe and that it will be arriving sometime next year." 

The latest teaser trailer can be seen below, showing off more of Leon and Claire, at the end of the showcase: 

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The upcoming animated series will take place a few years after the events of Resident Evil 4, seeing both Leon Kennedy and Claire Redfield together once more to face off against a brand new outbreak. While Capcom did not confirm when the new series will air, we do at least have a small trailer to tide us over until more is revealed in the coming months. 

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Liana Ruppert

Everything announced in today's Resident Evil showcase

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Tonight's Resident Evil showcase was heavy on news about the upcoming Resident Evil Village, which was announced for release on 7th May 2021.

As well as PC, PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series S/X, Village will also be released on the same date for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, Capcom confirmed (which had been uncertain until now).

Excitingly, PS5 owners can play a non-combat demo set in Village's castle area from tonight. This slice stars a new character named The Maiden trying to escape the area, and is designed to show off the game's visuals, atmosphere and environmental detail.

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Resident Evil 25th Anniversary Crossover Event Announced For The Division 2

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In addition to a new Resident Evil Village trailer and some demo footage in anticipation for the next horrific chapter in the franchise, some extra content stemming from the game series’ 25th Anniversary was premiered during the showcase. Following the gameplay reel of the new PVP-focused RE: Verse and another trailer for the upcoming Internal Darkness Netflix film, Ubisoft’s Massive Entertainment announced a crossover event with The Division 2 and Resident Evil. 

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Jason Guisao

PvP As Your Favorite Resident Evil Characters With RE: Verse

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Earlier this month, Capcom invited a select number of players to join in on a closed beta test for a PvP experience meant to celebrate 25 years of the iconic Resident Evil franchise. That testing period is set to go live next week, but we do have our first look at what those players will enjoy with Capcom's reveal of RE: Verse. 

While many players enjoyed Project Resistance, a spin-off multiplayer experience set within the Resident Evil universe, RE: Verse is an all-out PvP journey that pits iconic characters against one another. In the video below, Capcom's Tsuyoshi Kanda revealed our first look at RE: Reverse, including a shootout between Leon Kennedy and Claire Redfield. 

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The above trailer starts off with a Leon Kennedy running through a seemingly abandoned station, donning that familiar RPD gear. As he prepares to go through an open doorway, he's confronted by none other than Claire Redfield. In this world, however, they aren't allies, they're enemies, and that PvP flare kicks off with a comedic Western-style shootout closeup before the two fire rounds into one another. 

In our first look at the multiplayer spin-off, we see staples throughout the franchise like Mr. X, Jill Valentine, Chris Redfield, and more. With special attacks modeled after real moves in-game, RE: Verse is a kill or be killed online adventure that allows fans to harness their inner...well, whoever! 

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Liana Ruppert

Resident Evil Village PS5-Exclusive Demo Drops Today Alongside New Video

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From a new trailer to impressive gameplay, Capcom is spreading that horror love with a ton of Resident Evil Village news! For those fans itching to get their hands on the newest title first, a PS5-exclusive beta goes live today with our first look at exactly what that will have to offer those brave enough to dive in. Don't have a PS5? No worries! A different demo will be going live for all other platforms at a later date, but first, let's take a look at what the new-gen experience has in store. 

In the PS5 demo, players won't be assuming the role of Ethan Winters, instead, we will be filling the shoes of a character that goes by The Maiden. Check out our first look at the demo below.

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The demo for the new generation of PlayStation systems is unique to the PS5, meaning the demo that other platform players play will be different. For this particular early access period, however, players will encounter a different kind of experience: No combat, no wares, just the one objective of escaping a deadly castle before it's too late. 

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Liana Ruppert

Resident Evil Village Trailer Reveals More Plot Details, Locations, & Monsters

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Resident Evil Village looks to chill its player base to the bone with macabre environmental art, blood-curdling combat encounters, and eerie narrative suspense. In the new trailer released today (see above) during the Resident Evil Village Showcase and 25th Anniversary celebration, Biohazard’s Ethan Winters is once again at the mercy of ghouls, monsters, and a vampire lady(?). You can see the trailer above.

During the opening moments of the trailer, a simple phone conversation between the infamous white-gowned woman and the mysterious Sister Miranda give vague hints about Resident Evil Village’s plot. Ethan Winters has escaped the evil clutches of someone named Heisenberg and has infiltrated the castle for some reason. Ethan’s wife, once again, is missing and an important ceremony is about to take place - it’s no surprise that occult practices will play a pivotal role in the story. We also get a brief glimpse of Chris Redfield and a creepy guy donning shades and a trench coat with what appears to be telekinetic powers and a bone-crushing club. 

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Jason Guisao

New Resident Evil Village Gameplay Revealed Showing Off Crafting, New Enemies, And More

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Alongside a brand new trailer for the upcoming horror adventure Resident Evil Village, Capcom has also shown off some intense gameplay revealing what fans can expect from the newest entry. From crafting to the return of the Merchant, here is our first extended look at Resident Evil Village gameplay.

The latest look at Village shows off Ethan Winters, who first appeared in Resident Evil 7, once more as the protagonist as he dives deep into horrors untold alongside a giant vampire lady that half the internet has fallen in love with. 

Also shown off in the video below is the new game's crafting system, allowing players to craft items having to do with first aid as well as ammo. The crafting is one part of the inventory system shown off, inventory that can become much better with the help of the Duke. Check out the first look at Resident Evil Village in action. 

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Liana Ruppert

Resident Evil Village Collector's And Deluxe Editions Revealed

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You know what's a neat way to celebrate all of the Resident Evil Village news showed off today during the Capcom showcase? Treating yourself to a Collector's edition that scratches that fandom itch perfectly. Capcom revealed two special versions of the highly anticipated horror game with the Resident Evil Collector's and Deluxe editions available now to pre-order. 

There are two options to choose from when the game arrives May 7 for those that want special loot, starting with the Deluxe Edition Trauma Pack. 

Trauma Pack: 

  • Safe Room music
  • Save device
  • Albert01 Chris weapon 
  • The Tragedy of Ethan Winters
  • Found Footage RE7 Filter
  • Mr. Everywhere 

As for what the Collector's Edition will have to offer, the more expansive option includes everything the Deluxe edition has plus more: 

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Liana Ruppert

WandaVision's Kathryn Hahn Says Gossip and Secrets Are a Part of Agnes

2 hours 9 minutes ago

Whenever Kathryn Hahn’s Agnes bursts into the camera’s focus on Disney+’s WandaVision, the show’s laugh track usually kicks in as the archetypical sitcom neighbor interrupts whatever odd thing Wanda and Vision happen to be doing. But the more time WandaVision spends following Agnes around, the more you see that, out…

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New Resident Evil Village Gameplay Details Revealed

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We got our best look at Resident Evil Village — or Resident Evil 8 if you prefer — today during Capcom’s livestream reveal event. Here is a breakdown of all the new features, gameplay, and story elements we learned from the nearly 30-minute event. When the rumors began to go around that Resident Evil Village would be more supernatural, featuring enemies like werewolves, vampires (including a popular tall woman we now know is named Lady Dimitrescu), and witches, the internet became abuzz. Those rumors were confirmed during the official Resident Evil Village reveal last year, but that was only scratched the surface.

It’s still first-person, but combat has evolved.

Resident Evil Village is a sequel to Resident Evil 7: Biohazard. Ethan Winters once again steps up to the main character role and he’s searching for a loved one, again. But this time it’s not his wife, but rather his kidnapped daughter. [ignvideo url="https://www.ign.com/videos/2021/01/21/resident-evil-village-5-minute-gameplay-reveal"] As with Resident Evil 7, Village takes the first-person perspective once again, but Capcom producer Pete Fabiano says there are some new melee elements this time around. A big focus appears to be blocking and counters. During a fight against vampiric goons in a dungeon, Ethan can be seen blocking their attacks before kicking one in the chest. Ethan appears to have learned a few moves since the events of Resident Evil 7. Resident Evil games now firmly seesaw between more action-heavy games and survival-heavy games, and Resident Evil Village is seemingly going for something more bombastic than in Resident Evil 7. Melee attacks aside, enemies seem to attack in hordes now which should hopefully mean Ethan is loaded up with some extra firepower to take on the bigger numbers. So perhaps that’s an indication this entry will be a little more combat-heavy.
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