Mercenaries makes a return for Resident Evil Village

The highly requested feature is back.
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During the Resident Evil Showcase, which featured a bunch of announcements such as a limited-time demo along with a new trailer. Among all of these, one thing that would be very familiar to long-time players of the series will be the return of the highly requested Mercenaries mode.

Mercenaries is basically a mode that has arcade style gameplay where players explore certain locations and reach the end zone within a time limit in exchange for rewards.

You can check out a short gameplay snippet in the video below courtesy of IGN:

From the video, the gameplay looks very fast-paced and exciting, featuring the shop which players can access in between areas if they want to purchase weapons and consumables. Abilities can now also be equipped, which gives the player certain perks such as more handgun damage or faster movement, allowing for different “builds” depending on the style of play.

If you missed the Showcase, you can watch it in full below.

Resident Evil Village will release on PS5, PS4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC on May 7, 2021.


Vincent Ternida loves reviewing story-driven indie titles, and unique but accessible game design. He spends his days working on manuscripts, checking out new titles, and wondering why isn't the main character of a Haruki Murakami novel anymore.

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