Capcom has recently revealed that lucky attendees of this year’s Tokyo Game Show will get a first taste of Resident Evil Village‘s new VR mode on the show floor! Announced last June, this special version of Resident Evil Village has been rebuilt exclusively for PlayStation VR2, taking advantage of both its higher fidelity (over the original PSVR) as well as its new next-gen controllers. Unlike Resident Evil 7: BioHazard‘s controls (which were identical to playing without VR aside from aiming where you look), Village VR is instead using free arm movements to allow for new and more versatile gameplay, clearly inspired by the excellent RE4VR from last year. In case you need a refresher, here’s the announcement trailer from last year:
This announcement has led some to believe we’ll be getting a new PlayStation State of Play stream on Septemeber 8th, about a week before TGS begins. That’s of course complete speculation though. For fans that get a chance to play Village VR, you’ll be walking away with a pair of exclusive “clear files” sporting Village and Resident Evil 4 Remake artwork (while supplies last). I’m not… entirely clear on what a clear file is, but they look like they’re very literally just file folders with RE artwork printed on them. Pretty cool, either way.
We’re hopeful that this means we’ll get some new footage of Village VR in action, whether filmed by fans/members of the press or released officially by Sony and/or Capcom, as we’re eager to get a glimpse of just how this new take works. Capcom has also announced that they will be hosting a special stream on September 15th!