It’s difficult to believe that Resident Evil has been terrifying players for 25 years. To commemorate this significant milestone, Capcom has launched a Resident Evil Halloween event, with announcements planned throughout the month of October.
The year 2021 has already been a fantastic one for the Resident Evil franchise. It began with the terrifying Resident Evil Village, continuing the recent first-person entries in the survival horror franchise starring Ethan Winters, a regular guy.
To the surprise of many fans, it was also announced that a VR remake of Resident Evil 4 would be exclusive to Oculus Quest 2. Resident Evil’s ventures outside of games have also been fruitful. The limited Netflix series Resident Evil Infinite Darkness and the upcoming live-action film Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City appear to adapt the first two games.
Capcom has launched a new website to commemorate Resident Evil’s 25th anniversary as well as Halloween. “Happy Biohazard 25th Halloween,” a banner reads across the left side of the page, above an image of a Halloween version of Resident Evil Village’s Book of Shadows.
On the right side, there are nine slots for announcements that will take place throughout October, two of which have already been revealed. The first is a contest in which fans can win incredible prizes by tweeting about Resident Evil and Halloween, and the Resident Evil 4 VR remake will be released next week.
Capcom provides more information about the contest on the official Resident Evil portal site. The promotion is divided into three sections: cosplay, memories, and illustrations, with Capcom encouraging fans to show off their Resident Evil fandom.
The grand prize is a Sony 4K OLED TV for a lucky contestant who completes all three courses, with other prizes including an Oculus Quest 2, a Republic of Gamers Delta S headset, a “Play in Resident Evil Village” parka, and some Wolf Corps patches. Resident Evil Village’s Lords, Lady Dimitrescu, Heisenberg, Salvatore Moreau, and Donna Beneviento are all depicted as cute puppets on the parka.
Aside from the contest, the big draw here is what other announcements Capcom has planned for the rest of October. Many fans have been clamoring for information on Resident Evil Village’s DLC, which was confirmed to be in development shortly after the game’s release, so perhaps some new information will be released soon.
There’s also the much-rumored Resident Evil 4 Remake, which is said to follow in the footsteps of the Resident Evil 2 and 3 Remakes, which were released in 2019 and 2020, respectively. Hearing about these Resident Evil projects may raise one’s hopes too high, given the way the announcements have gone thus far, but it would be incredible nonetheless.