With the non-E3 season in full swing, Capcom has taken the time to highlight its upcoming slate of games and updates during a special this afternoon. resident Evil naturally played a large role in the show, which included information about a variety of upcoming downloadable content for Resident Evil Village and some very early recordings of the Resident Evil 4 make new.
Resident Evil Village may have ended on a bit of a cliffhanger, but Capcom plans to untangle those loose ends with a new chapter that follows protagonist Ethan Winters’ now-teen daughter. Playable episode shadow of the rose follows the eponymous heroine as she enters the consciousness of the Megamycete, the mold-like superorganism that gave birth to the antagonists of the previous two resident Evil plays with her terrible powers to search for a way to cure herself of the same ailment.
shadow of the rose is played from the over-the-shoulder perspective last seen in the Resident Evil 2 and 3 Remakes and a similar third-person option will also be added to the main version village Storyline for people who aren’t into all that first person stuff.
The Score Attack-style Mercenaries mode is also getting a major update, which will include playable versions of resident Evil Vet Chris Redfield and village Villains Karl Heisenberg and Lady Dimitrescu. Capcom’s brief preview teased that the two villains possess unique weaponry beyond the litany of firearms typically seen on mercenaries, including the ability to command Heisenberg’s minions and body-slam enemies as Lady Dimitrescu.
All of these updates are collected separately as Winters’ Expansion and bundled with the original game Resident Evil Village Gold Editionboth of which start on October 28th.
Capcom also shared a bit of gameplay from the reimagining Resident Evil 4. It’s only a few clips of Leon Kennedy in a Spanish village, but the game looks fantastic so far. Oh, and the woman in the red coat from the reveal is Ashley Graham, the president’s daughter who Leon is trying to rescue throughout the game – not Ada Wong as I previously suspected. While this little tidbit isn’t particularly convincing, it does mean that Ada’s iconic red dress may still make an appearance in the reissue when it hits shelves on March 24, 2023.
And finally the Resident Evil 2 reissue, the Resident Evil 3 make new and Resident Evil 7 are coming today to PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S and PC, complete with updated graphics and 3D audio. If you’ve already bought them on your older consoles, free upgrades should be waiting for you.
It’s a good time to be one resident Evil Fan.