Capcom released Resident Evil Village sales figures and they surpassed the 3 million copy mark in just three days
Resident Evil Village sales break franchise record
The news is in the title! Considered a success by the Japanese production company, Capcom, the latest game in the survival horror franchise, Resident Evil Village, has sold more than 3 million units worldwide in just 3 days! It is an impressive brand for the franchise that has had its ups and downs throughout its history, including the recent remake of the 3rd chapter of the franchise that received criticism from fans even for putting pants on the character Jill Valentine.
The game arrived on PC (via Steam), Stadia and the PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X / S consoles on May 7 and, on the first day, over 100 simultaneous players were registered on Steam, a record for the franchise. It even performed better than its predecessor, Resident Evil 7, selling more copies in less time. RE7 sold 2,5 million units in 5 days.
Altogether, adding digital and physical copies, the Resident Evil franchise has sold more than 100 million units over its 25-year history and sales of Resident Evil Village have only confirmed the title's absolute success.
Shadow Village - The theme song for Resident Evil Village
In addition to the sales information for Resident Evil Village, Capcom also released a making of the game's soundtrack, the main song, Village of Shadows, sung by the Indonesian singer and songwriter Aga Ujma. She composed, along with conductor Brian D'Oliveira, the songs from Resident Evil Village, and were recorded at London's Metropolis Studios.
According to the singer, she was impressed by the beautiful and somber sound of the song.
"My first impression of this song ... Well, I obviously found it very dark and a little bit weird, but also very beautiful."
Brian D'Oliveira was looking for an unknown Indonesian singer and discovered Aga's profile by chance. “When I saw her playing those (Indonesian) instruments and I found her and heard her sing and the rest, she captured me. When I started thinking about that song, immediately her voice came to my mind. ”
See the video of the making of below:
25 years of Terror with Resident Evil
Created in 1996 by Japanese developer Capcom, Biohazard (in Japan) or Resident Evil (in the USA) defined the foundations of the survival horror genre. The fixed isometric camera, scarcity of resources, dense stories and many moments of jump scare, were widely copied by several other games and created the foundations for several other games that came in the following years.
Resident Evil involves, in its vast majority of titles, the Umbrella corporation and its mysterious T-Virus, a compound that turns people who come into contact with it into the living dead. To investigate this strange phenomenon, a team of elite police officers, called STARS, are sent to various locations around the world, ranging from an abandoned mansion somewhere in the strange city of Racoon City to remote villages on the African continent and other exotic settings and scary.
The series had its ups and downs, moving between different genres, ranging from survival to FPS, action, virtual reality and others that divided the opinion of fans, until in 2017, the company decided to return to its roots and deliver the acclaimed players Resident Evil Biohazard.
In Resident Evil Village, you will accompany Ethan Winters and his wife, Mia, living peacefully in a new city, free from their previous nightmares. Everything was going well as they build their new life together, until tragedy strikes them once again when BSAA captain Chris Redfield comes out and attacks his home. Ethan must once again go to hell to have his daughter kidnapped back.
The next generation of survival horror, Resident Evil Village, is the eighth game in the main Resident Evil series that was officially released on May 7, 2021, available for PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X / S.
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