The Resident Evil Village DLC, Winter’s Expansion will release on October 28. Capcom dropped a trailer for the expansion at the Tokyo Game Show held on Thursday, revealing major upcoming additions to its latest survival-horror title. The DLC brings to Resident Evil Village a “Shadows of Rose” story campaign and a third-person mode with new characters and stages in the Mercenaries Mode. Those who don’t have the main game can purchase Resident Evil Village Gold Edition, a bundle that includes all of the content, launching on October 28 on PS5, PS4, Xbox Series S/X, Xbox One and PC.
Resident Evil Village Winters Expansion – Third-person mode
The first major feature of the DLC is the highly requested third-person mode which, as the name suggests, turns the camera into an over-the-shoulder perspective. Fans will be able to recognize this camera angle from Resident Evil 2 and Resident Evil 3 Remake, which brings some extra instability during tense chase sequences. Ethan Winters can now be seen in action with new animations that weren’t present at the launch. This includes newly added kick and guard actions, which were added to the new, first-person RE game. “—Experience a new sense of awe from this new perspective,” the video voiceover says.
Resident Evil Village: Winter’s Expansion – Shadow of the Rose
Winter’s Expansion DLC brings a fully playable Shadows of Rose side-story into the mix. Presented in a third-person perspective, the campaign follows Rosemary Winters – Ethan’s daughter – 16 years after the events of Resident Evil Village. While exploring the distorted and twisted area of the fungal root, the megamycete, Rose must conquer her fears and fend off oncoming zombie-like enemies.
However, a single attack from these enemies is lethal, throwing healing herbs and other hobbyists out the window. One bite — in this case, the suction — is enough to kill you. To balance the fight, Rose is equipped with an icy elemental attack that lets her freeze enemies, slowing them down and creating opportunities for headshots.
Expansion of Resident Evil Village Winters – Mercenaries
The last part of the material is “Additional Hire Orders”. Players will step into the shoes of Resident Evil Village opponents, and wreak havoc on armed werewolves. The new expansion lets you play as Lady Dimitrescu and Lord Heisenberg, who have unique abilities in battle. In Winters’ expansion trailer, the tall vampire woman can be seen donning lipstick while the mutant Heisenberg smokes a big cigar – adding to her character.
In addition, Capcom confirmed that Resident Evil Village will soon be playable on macOS, provided the system is equipped with an M1 or M2 chip. A Nintendo Switch version is also launching on October 28, although it’s a cloud version, allowing players to stream games to their handheld device. Internet connection will be required during the entire playtime.
The Resident Evil Village Winters Expansion and its Gold Edition bundle will launch on October 28 on PS5, PS4, Xbox Series S/X, Xbox One and PC. On PC (Steam), the extension is available for pre-order at Rs. 1,199