Capcom has announced a Winter’s Expansion coming to its latest survival horror game Resident Evil Village, the downloadable content will arrive October 28th on the PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X / S, Xbox One and PC. Apart from the expansion, the main story is getting a third-person mode and there is an additional arcade-like action shooting experience called Mercenaries Additional Orders.
Resident Evil Village was released last year and Capcom says the game has sold more than 6 million copies worldwide so far. The studio says it got many requests from players for an additional DLC and it started working on it last year June. The new story campaign, Shadows of Rose, from the Winters’ Expansion stars Rose as the protagonist. The events take place 16 years after the original campaign. “Rosemary Winters, Ethan’s beloved daughter, has grown up and is now struggling with terrifying powers,” Capcom’s Tsuyoshi shared in a PlayStation blog post. “In search of a way to break free from her curse, Rose enters the consciousness of the Megamycete. Rose’s journey takes her to a mysterious realm where memories of the past return to create a warped and twisted world of nightmares.”
Shadows of Rose is playable in a third-person mode, while the Mercenaries Additional Orders brings new characters – Chris Redfield, and Karl Heisenberg, “who wields a giant hammer and possesses the ability to control magnetic forces.” The intimidating Lady Alcina Dimitrescu who is over nine-feet tall also continues her story in Mercenaries.
Earlier in June, Capcom announced it is bringing a Resident Evil 4 remake to the PS5, Xbox and PC in 2023. The online multiplayer, Resident Evil Re: Verse, a bonus content for Village will also be dropping on October 28th, the same day as the Winters’ Expansion. In the meantime, the PS5 versions of Resident Evil 7, Resident Evil 2, and Resident Evil 3 are now available, and those who own the PS4 versions of the games are eligible for free upgrades.