It’s been about a month since we got our first look at the surprisingly robust Resident Evil Village: Gold Edition, which contains a slew of new content for the original 2021 release. From Shadows of Rose (an all-new story campaign where we play as Rose, 16 years after the events of Village) to the shocking reveal of Resident Evil Village‘s new third-person mode, it’s pretty amazing just how much content is available in this DLC pack/re-release. Today Capcom has dropped a new trailer to keep our breath bated as we near its October 28th release date, mainly focusing on the new Mercenaries: Additional Orders chunk of the expansion. Check it out:
It’s great seeing just how varied the different mercenaries are from each other, as the lack of additional characters was my biggest complaint when it came to Resident Evil Village‘s original version of the mode. It’s pretty rad seeing that Lady Dimitrescu can apparently call upon her daughters for help during combat especially, although all three of them — her, Chirs, and Heisenberg, all look fun as hell to play. From the press release:
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, Lady Dimitrescu builds a Thrill meter by slicing adversaries to ribbons with her razor-sharp talons. This allows her to perform 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 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 scrap metal, 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 can not only 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 support 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.
Along with this, Capcom has finally announced a price for the expansion, which I’d previously thought to be free (as per a now apparently outdated Capcom shareholders report), but it looks like the content is instead priced at $19.99. To be honest, that’s not bad considering the triple threat of new story content, Mercenaries content, and the new third-person mode. If you never got around to picking up Resident Evil Village, you can also pre-order and get the whole package for $49.99. For pre-ordering either the full Gold Edition, or just the Winters Expansion DLC you’ll receive a free costume for adult Rose called the “Street Wolf Outfit”. She gets a beanie!
We’ll keep you updated. In the meantime, both Resident Evil Village: Gold Edition and the Winters Expansion DLC release on October 28th.