New Resident Evil Village DLC to Launch in October

Capcom announced a new Resident Evil Village expansion is coming on October 28th. The game will feature a third person mode, additional playable characters for Mercenaries Mode, and a new DLC "Shadows of Rose" featuring the survival story of Rose Winters 16 years after the events of Resident Evil Village.

New Resident Evil Village DLC to Launch in October Cover

Capcom announced that a new Resident Evil Village DLC, Winter’s Expansion, is set to launch on October 28th, 2022.

Resident Evil Village is a survival horror game featuring the protagonist from Resident Evil 7 Biohazard, Ethan Winters. In this game you brave mutant creatures and a diverse set of antagonists in hopes of rescuing your kidnapped daughter, Rose. Resident Evil Village has already sold over 6 million copies worldwide and continues to delight fans new and old. 

Recently, Capcom announced via the PlayStation Blog that the new expansion would include three new features for players to try out. First is the addition of a third person mode. Historically, Resident Evil games have been played in the third person. However, with the seventh and eighth installments, players navigate the world as Ethan Winters from the first person perspective. The addition of third person mode will allow players to enjoy the game from a whole new perspective. 

Gameplay as Ethan Winters in the third person

Gameplay as Ethan Winters in the third person

The second feature announced was The Mercenaries Additional Orders. The arcade-like shooting adventure will include new levels as well as new playable characters for players to enjoy. These characters include a fully decked out Chris Redfield and Lady Dimitrescu herself. Additionally, players will be able to play Karl Heisenberg and wield his giant hammer as well as his magnetic abilities. 

Lastly, we saw the presentation of the new DLC, Shadows of Rose. Capcom also revealed a two-minute trailer which gave us more insight into this DLC. The trailer shows Rosemary Winters 16 years after the events of Resident Evil Village. Claiming she wants to live a normal life, Rose sets off to find a way to be free of her powers. 

Rose Winters in the Shadows of Rose DLC

Rose Winters in the Shadows of Rose DLC

The trailer starts off showing her exploring what seems to be Lady D’s castle. Within, she encounters messages telling her to turn back and leave. We also see two new characters. One is a masked figure bearing resemblance to the Duke. However, though his motives are unclear, he appears to be an antagonist in Rose’s world. The second appears to be a doppelgänger of Rose herself.

Resident Evil Village Winter’s Expansion will be available on Playstation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, Steam, and Stadia on October 28th, 2022. 

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