Resident Evil Village multiplayer mode coming in summer

The Hollow Knight display at this Australian art centre is full of gorgeous concept art

The Melbourne-based Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) is exhibiting concept art from Hollow Knight, including designs for cut content.

Capcom now say that Resident Evil Re:Verse, the multiplayer deathmatch mode included with Resident Evil Village for no clear reason, will launch this summer. Previously they’d been more vague, though I had assumed it would be in when the game launched on May 7th. Nope, summer. But seeing as no one is buying Village for Re:Verse, sure, whatever.

While Capcom haven’t made any big public announcement, GameSpot report they revealed it in an e-mail to “Resident Evil ambassadors”. ReVerse’s website also now says “Re:Verse will launch Summer 2021” where once it said “Available: 2021”.

Genshin Impact update 1.5 has launched its lovely island player homes

Update 1.5 comes with new characters and quests and also adds a new player housing system where you can decorate your own island and invite friends.

Re:Verse is a deathmatch mode for 4-6 players, where Resident Evil goodies shoot each other and can find power-ups to transform into monsters. Capcom have held several open beta tests, to a broadly negative reaction. Beta reviews on Steam broadly say it’s, like, okay, but many are frustrated that Capcom spent money and effort on this rather than any of the things they’d rather have – whether that’s a cooperative mode for Village or just other games.

Capcom, god bless ’em, do have a strange fascination with making multiplayer Resident Evil spin-offs. It feels very 2010, when publishers crammed pointless multiplayer modes into games to discourage second-hand sales. You know, back when games came on discs. I don’t want to discourage their enthusiasm but I don’t really want to pay for it either. These spin-offs do feel like in another life they would be Half-Life mods with only three servers.

This free game about shaking hands is a perfect dose of silly surrealism

If you’ve forgotten during the pandemic times how to shake hands this game will not remind you. Shake hands to create a snake. Wake up and shake. Business.