During the PS5 Showcase yesterday, Capcom released a brand new trailer for Resident Evil Village. Capcom promised fans that we would be getting another look at the next installment in the Resident Evil horror survival series. And boy did they deliver. The new trailer may not give us any new answers but it does give us plenty of gruesome scares. We also get to see the slightly creepy story book tale from the first trailer animated in a Tim Burton type style.

The Resident Evil Village trailer opens with another look at Chris. He is commanding his men to take Ethan in. But in to where? What is Chris doing here? Is he good? So many questions and we are only about 30 seconds into the trailer. Things then swap drastically as the focus shifts to the village itself. The haunting, witch-like voice gives us some heavy foreshadowing surrounding what is actually happening here.

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What I really loved about this trailer was the local tale Mia tells. We heard it during the first Resident Evil Village trailer, but this time the art style that followed just makes it so much better. It reminds me quite a bit of Burton’s style that immediately makes everything far more unsettling. As the scene flips back and forth between the girl and the man making their way through the forest, the trailer continues to throw in foreshadowing.

As the trailer comes to a close, Mia remarks this is only a local tale, but we know. We all know that this little story is more than that. But how does it play into the story? That is what I really want to know. We also can’t forget to mention that the trailer also teases the return of the Merchant as well. Two trailers in and Resident Evil Village has me asking more questions than I ever did in regards to a game. Capcom is doing a fantastic job in giving us just enough to get us excited but still hold onto the mystery.

Resident Evil Village will creep onto PC through Steam, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X in 2021.

 

 

Julia Roth
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