Announced at today’s Capcom event, Resident Evil Village: Shadows of Rose DLC will be hitting systems everywhere, revisiting the game in a whole new third person horror experience.
The Shadows of Rose expansion will provide Rose, a new playable character and daughter to the core game’s protagonist Ethan. The DLC will feature a third-person perspective in contrast to that of the core game’s first-person perspective.
Every rose has its thorn, or in Ethan Winters’ case, every zombie has its rose. This new chapter of the Resident Evil franchise looks to be a direct sequel to Ethan’s story in Resident Evil Village and actually takes place years later. Rose, now a teenager and with powers thanks to the events in the previous games, is working with Chris Redfield in some capacity in the Shadows of Rose DLC.
Perhaps most interestingly, the Resident Evil Village: Shadows of Rose DLC will take place in third-person. This marks a new milestone in the series as it is the first time a mainline Resident Evil game has used the perspective since Resident Evil 6. The Shadows of Rose DLC will be available on October 28, just in time for Halloween.
CGMagazine critic, Clement Goh, summed up his 9/10 review by saying “Resident Evil Village is a worthy sequel that takes full advantage of its gothic setting, with capcom delivering an absolute masterclass in survival horror thrills.” Going on to say “The village and castle are easily some of the most gorgeous areas I’ve ever seen, with the game going beyond what’s offered at face value. Resident Evil Village raises the bar ever so slightly, but just enough for Capcom to maintain its grip in AAA survival horror experiences.”
If that were not enough, Resident Evil Village Winters’ Expansion will add the The Mercenaries: Additional Orders, giving players access to Lady Alcina Dimitrescu. Gamers will also get access to Chris Redfield and Karl Heisenberg each offering a uniqe gameplay experience. The Mercenaries: Additional Orders will be launching October 28th as part of the Winters’ Expansion DLC.
Earlier this month, Capcom announced numerous Resident Evil projects, including a remastered version of Resident Evil 4. It seems Capcom is putting a lot of its eggs in the Resident Evil basket, a good thing for horror gamers. Fans can also look forward to the new Resident Evil streaming Series hitting Netflix this July, giving plenty of ways to experience the thrill of zombie killing and the ever so helpful T-Virus.