Resident Evil Village
HWM Singapore|June 2021
A carnival of horrors
Tim Augustin

Resident Evil Village is a direct sequel to Resident Evil 7, picking up Ethan Winters’ story three years after his traumatic experience with the psychotic Baker family in Louisiana. He now lives peacefully with his wife Mia and six-month-old daughter Rose. After this domestic bliss gets interrupted by the violent reappearance of one boulder-punching Chris Redfield, Ethan finds himself torn away from his family and thrust into the cold, harsh unknowns of a Gothic European village suffering a monstrous epidemic.

Ethan’s journey pushes him into encounters with the village’s four governing forces, one of whom is the tall, vampiric and frighteningly alluring aristocrat Lady Alcina Dimitrescu.

I’m really surprised at the level of restraint Capcom have displayed in marketing this game, as a good chunk of it (maybe 50-70%) was never shown to the public before release. Dimitrescu is actually one of the first characters you meet, so every new environment and villain introduced after her was a delightful surprise to me. I loved that.

AT A GLANCE

DEVELOPER Capcom

PUBLISHER Capcom

GENRE First person, Survival horror

PLATFORM PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Stadia

PLAYERS SINGLE, MULTI

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