Capcom insists Resident Evil Village early access emails are part of a phishing scam

The legendary publisher assures that RE: Village will only receive a full game launch.

One of the biggest growing trends of the last year has sadly been scammers attempting to trick gamers with deceptive promotions featuring some of the most-anticipated titles. This time around, it appears those interested in Resident Evil Village are the target, as Capcom has informed potential buyers to ignore an email claiming to giveaway early access to the game.

“We want to inform you that these message are NOT from Capcom and appear to be phishing attempts by an unauthorized third party,” the publisher wrote in a statement to VG247. It is also aware that these messages contain supposed early access invitations, but warns to a great degree that fans must not download any of these “pretend” attachments.

“If you have received such a message, please DO NOT download any files or reply, and delete the message immediately,” Capcom urged. Although it is unclear what these emails look like, the publisher insists that “the sender address is being displayed as no-reply(at)capcom(dot)com.”

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This isn’t the first time a similar situation has involved a AAA video game this year. In early February, Far Cry 6 email subscribers received a phishing message also posing as a beta invitation. According to YouTuber theRadBrad, it even contained a virus that could supposedly record users’ monitors upon opening the message.

Despite what these emails might claim, Resident Evil Village’s initial and only release will be on May 7 and will be coming to PlayStation and Xbox platforms, as well as PC.