DLC includes new story set 16 years after main game, 3rd-person mode, more Mercenaries characters
CAPCOM revealed during the CAPCOM Showcase stream on Monday that the upcoming DLC for its Resident Evil Village game is titled “The Winters’ Expansion,” and it will debut on October 28. The expansion will include a new “Shadows of Rose” story set 16 years after the events of the main game, a third-person mode for the main single player campaign, and three new playable characters in the game’s Mercenaries mode.
Resident Evil Village will also have a new Gold Edition release on the same October 28 release date. The Gold Edition will include the base game, the Winters’ Expansion, as well as the Resident Evil Re:Verse multiplayer game, which will go live on the same date. CAPCOM unveiled a trailer previewing the Gold Edition, which shows the features from the new DLC expansion.
Resident Evil Village is the eighth entry in CAPCOM‘s Resident Evil survival horror game series. The game launched in May 2021 for PS4, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC (Steam and Stadia) platforms.
CAPCOM describes the game’s story:
[Spoilers for Resident Evil 7: biohazard, highlight to read.]Taking place a few years after the critically acclaimed Resident Evil 7: biohazard, Ethan Winters and his wife, Mia, seem to have finally found peace after the horrifying events they endured at the Baker family’s plantation house. Despite putting the past behind them, a surprising yet familiar face returns in the form of Chris Redfield… whose shocking actions ultimately cause Ethan to end up in a mysterious, snow-covered village..
Resident Evil Re:Verse was originally intended to launch alongside the game, but was delayed to July 2021, and then indefinitely to 2022.
CAPCOM is also developing a remake of its Resident Evil 4 game that will ship for the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC on March 24, 2023.
Sources: Resident Evil YouTube channel, Biohazard YouTube channel