While we wait for the Resident Evil Showcase this afternoon, it seems that online outlet Humble Bundle might have jumped the gun.
This morning, Resident Evil Village Deluxe Edition showed up on the Humble Bundle website, listed for just north of $71US. This sounds about right given the purely digital nature of Humble Bundle, but the far more interesting bit is that it describes two additions that are brand new to us.
Within the listing, there’s mention of two additional pieces that come with this bundle: the Trauma Pack, and Re:verse.
While new, this Trauma Pack is a pretty standard affair for downloadable content. It includes the following:
- the “Samurai Edge” handgun
- the “Mr. Everywhere” accessory
- a screen filter
- a special safe room background song
- “many more items”
- pre-order bonuses
While we can speculate all day on the “many more items” bit, let’s look at what’s been named.
The Samurai Edge is a given, obviously. The iconic handgun has yet to miss a release, so that’s no surprise. Likely, it’ll be similar to the one in Resident Evil 7, which was more powerful at the cost of magazine size.
“Mr. Everywhere” showed up as a destructible collectable in Resident Evil 7, similar to the Mr. Raccoon and Mr. Charlie bobbleheads found throughout Resident Evil 2 and 3. What form this accessory will take in Resident Evil Village is unclear, but my guess is that it’ll be a gun charm, seeing as we’ve seen gun customization already.
The screen filter is likely self-explanatory. Resident Evil often includes modified screen filters to change the feel of the game. Often, these harken back to old movies or games, which would be very fitting for Resident Evil Village.
The special safe room song could honestly be any of them. Few things are as iconic as the safe room tracks. Which one they’d choose is a bit up in the air. It’s also possible that there will be multiple included.
The pre-order bonuses are listed as a Mr. Raccoon weapon charm, the Survival Resources Pack, and the Resident Evil Village Mini-Soundtrack. That pack is likely in-game resources to help you along.
This is where things get interesting: this is 100% confirmed to be the multiplayer portion of Resident Evil Village. Its full name is Resident Evil Re:verse. The listing talks about availability and end of service times, meaning it absolutely has to be internet-based.
It also contains this link (https://www.residentevil.com/reverse/) which at this current time is offline, but will probably be the landing page for the game.
The problem is, that’s all we get. There’s nothing more about what it might be. It’s pretty safe to bet that this is the unnamed multiplayer content that was announced as a closed beta test the other day. However, what that will be is still unknown.
Our boy Jesse has his own theory on this, but for now, we’ll have to wait for tonight to see the full story.
UPDATE: January 21st, 2021, 10:49 A.M. PST, At this time, it would appear that the listing on Humble only goes to a 404 Error Page now. Possibly because it was announced too soon.