Something to look forward to: Capcom's Resident Evil Showcase took place yesterday, revealing gameplay footage of the next entry in the series: Resident Evil Village. The company also announced a new six-person multiplayer deathmatch mode called RE:Verse that comes free with the game.

The new Resident Evil Village trailer gives us a better look at the giant vampire woman that sent the internet into a frenzy last week. Called Lady Dimitrescu, we see her speaking to someone called Mother Miranda---possibly the game's main antagonist.

We also get another glimpse of what could be Lady Dimitrescu's daughters, who appear able to turn into clouds of insects---might there be some link to Resi VII's Marguerite? And the hammer-wielding character who turns up at the end could be the vampire lady's brother (Heisenberg?).

Looking at the gameplay, Resident Evil Village sticks with the same first-person perspective the series adopted in Resi VII. There's also the grid-based inventory from Resi 4, along with a crafting system.

In addition to the main game, Resident Evil Village buyers get a completely separate multiplayer mode called RE:Verse. Between 4 and 6 players take part in deathmatches featuring "beloved Resident Evil characters."

"When players are defeated in combat, their character respawns by mutating into a bioweapon to enact revenge on their foes," said Capcom, which sounds pretty interesting.

RE:Verse has the same over-the-shoulder perspective as some of the older Resi games, and there's a cartoony, almost cell-shaded style to the art, nothing like the more lifelike Village.

Resident Evil Village launches on PC, PS 4/5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series S/X on May 7, 2021. Those lucky enough to own a PS5 can play the demo now. If you're interested in RE:Verse, you can sign up for a chance to participate in the closed beta here.

Check out the full Resident Evil Showcase below.