Resident Evil Village Review Embargo Details

Resident Evil Village Review Embargo Details

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We are just about a week away from the latest Resident Evil sequel, and it feels like it might be the biggest one in a while. Here's when to expect to find Resident Evil Village reviews to start coming in so you can see how critics liked it.

The Resident Evil Village review embargo ends on Wednesday, May 5, 2021 at 8:00 AM PT / 11:00 AM ET. This means before that time, you're unlikely to find even a single review online - if you do that site has broken or never agreed to the embargo, but that really only happens when stores sell games ahead of their street dates.

It also means at the very moment, OpenCritic will be inundated with likely dozens of reviews for Capcom's biggest 2021 game. Check back as soon as the embargo lifts to see for yourself what critics are thinking of this massive spring launch.

Resident Evil Village, sometimes called Resident Evil 8, was first announced in 2020, continuing the series' recent history of short windows between reveals and releases. It also continues, and according to Capcom, concludes, the Ethan Winters story which began in Resident Evil 7. It's been noted to appear to be quite a departure from previous games in the series. It seems to include creatures like vampires, werewolves, and witches, spread across different and possibly warring families in the titular village Ethan will no doubt be stuck in for most or all of the game's runtime.

Capcom has released several demos for the game, though most have been PlayStation-exclusive. This weekend, however, players on all of the game's platforms, will have the chance to try out the game for up to an hour per account. The demo will be free and available for all players, no pre-order necessary as has sometimes been the case with demos before. Be here on May 5 at 8 AM PT / 11 AM ET to unravel the earliest impressions of what should end up being one of the year's biggest games no matter what critics think of it.


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