Capcom Warns Players About Resident Evil Village “Early Access Invitations” Scam

If you got a Resident Evil Village Early Access invitation, Capcom says to “delete the message immediately.”

Resident Evil Early Village Access invitation

 

If you’ve recently received an email to participate in an Early Access beta for Resident Evil Village, you might want to change your passwords. Capcom issued a statement yesterday stating that they were aware of emails sent from the address no-reply(at)capcom(dot)com, which pretend to contain “Early Access invitations” to the company’s hugely anticipated survival horror title.

“We want to inform you that these messages are NOT from Capcom and appear to be phishing attempts by an unauthorized third party,” advised the Resident Evil Village developer in the email detailing the scam. “If you have received such a message, please DO NOT download any files or reply, and delete the message immediately.”

Resident Evil Village releases on May 7, 2021, for the PS4, PS4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and Steam. Set several years after the events of Resident Evil 7: Biohazard, the game stars Ethan Winters, who must investigate the game’s titular Eastern European village to rescue his kidnapped daughter Rosemary. In addition to the main game, it also includes Resident Evil Re:Verse, a multiplayer shooter set in the RE universe where four to six players compete in deathmatch battles.

A brief playable demo for the game, titled “Maiden,” was released exclusively for the PlayStation 5 on January 21. Putting players in control of a young girl attempting to escape a castle, the demo is meant to help players “get real feel for the visuals and audio as they take the maiden on her journey to find a way out of the castle,” according to Resident Evil Village producer Pete Fabiano.

Did you miss the latest trailer for the game? If so, you can check it out below:

So, did you happen to receive one of these emails purporting to be a Resident Evil Village Early Access invitation? If you did, then we’d love to hear from you. Please let us know in the comments section.

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