Resident Evil Village review embargo details revealed

Resident Evil Village

We’re just a week away from the release of Resident Evil Village. Thanks to the multiplayer DLC Resident Evil Re:Verse, it looks to be the biggest Resident Evil game ever in the amount of content and Capcom’s biggest release of the year.

Resident Evil Village, also known as Resident Evil 8, was announced in 2020. And while we’ve had plenty of time to speculate about whether it deviates too much from the franchise’s zombie roots or whether Resident Evil ReVerse (which was just delayed) will be any good, we won’t have as much time to digest reviews.

Capcom, as always, is sending an early version of the game to the press, YouTubers, and streamers prior to release. But that doesn’t mean that those outlets will get to share their thoughts right away. They have to adhere to a strict embargo.

Embargo date

OpenCritic details Capcom’s embargo for Resident Evil Village:

“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.”

My Take

Japanese video game companies are always vigilant about their embargo policies. So it’s not a surprise that Village is following that pattern. However, that still gives gamers some time to read reviews since the game launches on May 7.

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