New Resident Evil Village Playtest Rumors Shed Light on New Characters, Enemies

More new information about Capcom’s upcoming Resident Evill Village is starting to leak to the press and it looks like a bunch of fan assumptions are getting tacit confirmation.

For one, the playtest leaks are coming from someone that helped test the game back before RE3’s release. This source confirms a new enemy, a second playable character, and even a new location for the game.

The playtester reportedly test drove a build running on a PlayStation 4. The stage that the tester described is a dark cavern where a female protagonist tries to work her way out using a kerosene lantern, Bloody Disgusting reports. This segment features the new enemy type – a bipedal sword-wielding goat creature that is able to bite the character. The new enemy type is being likened to the German folktale Krampus in terms of appearance and execution.

For those gamers that haven’t kept up with Resident Evil Village and how different it is promising to be from its counterparts, the enemy type already demoed is a werewolf type creature so that, combined with the vengeful sword goat, and we’ve got a game that is really coloring outside of the lines in terms of fan expectations of an RE game.

The goat enemy is allegedly called a “Strigoi in-game. This calls back to the Romanian creature from that country’s mythology which is both a shapeshifter and vampire-like being. Apparently they are controlled by an enemy type called the “witch.”

 Of course, all of this is based upon leaks from a purported playtester of an early version of the game. We don’t know how much of this will be verified or debunked by the time the game comes out. And we’ve got quite a while until then. Capcom has pretty much kept a vague stance with regard to when they will actually release the game.

All we know so far is that it is sometime in 2021. As for continuity with the rest of the series, this will not be a side-game or alternative universe story. There was some speculation about this and the game’s logographic didn’t really do it any favors in putting the question to rest. It incorporates the Roman numeral for 8 in a very interesting way thus leading to fan confusion as to whether or not this was RE8. The game will follow the events of Resident Evil VII directly, Capcom has commented on numerous occasions.

The setting is Europe and there will be characters from the series’ past that show up in the title. Like Resident Evil 7, it will use the same engine and feature a first-person gameplay perspective. While many people expected that, it wasn’t a given when you consider Capcom’s recent string of popular RE remake games, each of which has featured an over-the-shoulder viewpoint.

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