Today, Capcom released a new trailer for Resident Evil Village: Gold Edition and the highly anticipated Winters’ Expansion DLC for the award-winning eighth main instalment of the survival horror series.
The footage released gives us a bit of a closer look at “The Mercenaries Additional Orders”, a new game mode which introduces new playable characters, more stages, and additional improvements to the beloved fast-paced action mode.
Resident Evil Village Gold Edition will be available on Oct. 28, 2022 for PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S.
A new group of heroes and villains will be joining Resident Evil Village protagonist Ethan Winters as playable characters in “The Mercenaries Additional Orders”. This Winters’ Expansion content updates will enable players to step into the extremely large shoes of Alcina Dimitrescu, charge into battle wielding the magnetic powers of Karl Heisenberg, and unleash Chris Redfield’s arsenal of weaponry and boulder-boxing (remember that?) fists.
Lady Dimitrescu looms large over enemies in this action-packed mode, where she brings her nine-foot stature to bear against any Lycans or other foes unfortunate enough to cross her path. In combat, part of the way Dimitrescu plays, is that she builds a Thrill meter by slicing adversaries to ribbons with her razor-sharp talons. This allows her to perform certain special actions like slamming down hostiles or summoning her daughters.
Meanwhile, Lord Karl Heisenberg possesses his own electrifying powers. Equipped with a massive hammer and the ability to manipulate magnetic currents, Heisenberg can really put a charge into his attacks. The terrifying creations from Heisenberg’s factory, Soldat Jets, also join him in the fray – but be mindful not to get caught in the crossfire of their self-destructive assaults.
Heisenberg can also trade off his movement speed to see what enemies are made of by pulling them in with his magnetic field or put on a show everyone can enjoy by slinging any old scrap metal, you know, things like saw blades, their way.
Chris Redfield also S.T.A.R.S. in “The Mercenaries Additional Orders”. The legendary BSAA agent packs a serious straight punch that not only can get him out of situations where he’s stuck between a rock and a hard place, but it also builds up his Onslaught gauge in a hurry as well. When Onslaught is active, Chris moves and reloads with lightning speed. Chris can also request support from the Hound Wolf Squad by using his target locator to pinpoint enemy positions and call in missile strikes.
Alongside the new playable characters, “The Mercenaries Additional Orders” introduces two new stages, the Bloody Village and Bloody River, plus additional improvements to the experience.
Check out the trailer for the Gold Edition of Resident Evil Village below!