by Jayce Ham
Next month is E3, the biggest video game event of the year. Game developers and publishers are gearing up for their big announcements next month. But, even though it is not time for E3 yet, there is still some exciting video game news to discuss.
Resident Evil: Village released on May 7, 2021, the sequel to the critically acclaimed game of 2017, Resident Evil: Biohazard. Fans of the series were highly anticipating this release, as well as newcomers to the franchise, due to Capcom’s clever promotion and marketing of the game. Most trailers and marketing focused on an attractive nine-foot tall vampire lady named Lady Dimitrescu, and the internet fell in love with her. While she is just a small part of the overall game, she drew people into the game who had never played a Resident Evil game before. The game has received countless 10 out of 10 review scores, with critics and fans alike praising the survival horror elements of the game as well as its references to the highly praised Resident Evil 4. While the protagonist of Resident Evil: Village, Ethan Winters, may not be the best, it does not take away from the overall enjoyment of this wonderful horror experience.
Mass Effect: Legendary Edition, a remaster of the famous and highly praised Mass Effect trilogy, released on May 14, 2021. The legendary edition includes all three games with improved graphics, facial animation, and gameplay. The biggest improvement is to the first game, Mass Effect 1. Mass Effect features the playable character of Commander Shepard, a commander of the military, who works with a group of people on a spaceship called the Normandy to save the galaxy from an ancient threat. New and old fans alike are enjoying their time on the Normandy and the remastered collection is receiving high praise from reviewers.
Biomutant, a game that has been highly anticipated for the last seven years, released on May 25, 2021. Biomutant is an open-world post-apocalyptic kung-fu story with a martial arts style combat system. The game promises a unique take on third person combat which allows the player to combine shooting, melee, and powers.
The rest of the news for this month is mostly people speculating on what will be announced at E3 next month. E3 begins Saturday, June 12, and ends Tuesday June 15.