The first moving images of Resident Evil Village surely surprised many fans of the franchise. Instead of zombies, mutants or other monsters, the trailer and demo showed, among other things, fights against vampires and werewolves. In an interview that can be found in the current issue of Edge Magazine, Game Director Morimasa Sato makes it clear that certain horror components are by no means neglected despite the changed setting:
"As you know, central themes in the Resident Evil series are horror or fear and I would like to warn you not to take the material shown so far as an indication that you can sit back and relax when it comes to horror content. There is a lot of intense in the game and terrifying scenes, which you should experience for yourself. "
Sato also said again that it wasn't clear from the start whether Resident Evil Village shouldn't revert to third-person view after all. In order to better capture the fear and desperation of the main protagonist Ethan Winters, the development team finally decided to stick to the more personal first-person perspective. Even in the direct predecessor Resident Evil 7: Biohazard, this mechanism worked flawlessly and received praise from almost all sides. The Game Director was also able to elicit a small glimpse into the story. Ethan Winters should expect the "greatest possible surprise" in the course of the horror adventure. Of course, for obvious reasons, Sato didn't want to reveal more.
Resident Evil Village (buy now € 69.99 ) will be released on May 7th for PC, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X / S, PS4 and Xbox One. After the release at the latest, we will see whether the eighth part of the series will also teach us fear.
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