Hype is an ugly beast: on the occasion of the Tokyo Game Show 2020, Capcom had confirmed the presence of Resident Evil Village, the new chapter in the series, with new information and details to share with viewers.
In particular, today 27 September a special segment of the Capcom livesteam was planned, entirely dedicated to survival horror. In addition to an already known trailer and the reveal of Resident Evil Infinite Darkness, a new CGI series destined for Netflix, Capcom has reserved an unexpected surprise for its viewers … and that’s not good news.
Hidetaka Kano, a well-known Japanese comedian, was present at Capcom’s livestream event for a special reason: he would be the first to play a live demo of Resident Evil Village, in front of everyone. Great, it would have been the perfect opportunity to see the title in action, right?
Well no, because we did see Kano playing RE Village, but we viewers could not possibly see what was happening in the video game. Indeed, the screen where he played was covered by a black cloth, making any external display impossible.
In other words, it was like watching a Youtube Let’s Play, without the game on screen, just the player’s reactions.
According to viewers who know the Japanese, Kano would have encountered some frighteningly strong monsters whose artificial intelligence is distinctly different from that of the monsters of Resident Evil 7, one of the locations was a snowy and uninhabited house and it is possible to combine the objects, which they are also released by enemies.
Apart from this? Absolutely nothing: the demo lasted about 15 minutes and, despite everything, we continue to know exactly as soon as possible about RE Village.
It goes without saying that people on social networks have not taken it very well and are actively complaining about the time lost waiting for this livestream.
Making a random guest playing the game in front of all your watchers face and not even showing what he’s playing? Wtf Capcom? You want us to buy the game or whut?
– Buffshark (@BuffSherk) September 27, 2020
THe presentations Fucking Sucked Capcom. A waste of time.
– AlexanderMora (@ Alexand85778210) September 27, 2020
But seriously tho, the marketing has been trash of RE8 so far. Showing trailers with teases and no gameplay that tell us nothing. C’mon capcom … # TGS2020 # CTL2020
– Brandon Hawkins (@ Fightgameplay3r) September 27, 2020
Sure, Capcom will soon bounce back from this small disappointment with new gameplay trailers and, who knows, maybe a public playable demo for everyone. Meanwhile, we will continue to hope that no one will come up with such a marketing gimmick again.
What do you think? Did you follow the livestream? Do you think it was a good idea or a bad choice?
Source : Reddit