Resident Evil Village developers scrapped a Chris Redfield-focused DLC in favor of one starring Rose Winters.
As stated by Resident Evil Village DLC director Kento Kinoshita in an interview with Japanese publication Inside Games (opens in a new tab) (and translated by GamesRadar+), the development team that focused on the horror sequel’s DLC originally had a very different direction in mind.
“At the time of the project,” says Kinoshita, referencing the early days of DLC planning, “there were some ideas that centered around Chris. But we wanted to focus on Rose,” the director continues, revealing that the staff preferred a DLC. starring Rose as the lead instead of Chris getting back into the action.
As such, Rose’s new DLC chapter now wraps up the entire new Resident Evil saga, which began with Ethan Winters’ debut in Resident Evil 7 back in 2017. Elsewhere in the interview, it’s revealed that the DLC should have a runtime of approximately four hours. making it significantly larger than any previous DLC for the series.
It’s no surprise that the Resident Evil Village DLC staff preferred to focus on a new character instead of Chris Redfield. The returning horror series icon had his own DLC chapter for Resident Evil 7, after all, and was brought into Resident Evil Village as a supporting character and playable protagonist at the end of the game.
However, apart from the new Rose DLC chapter, which will be released as part of the Resident Evil Village Gold Edition next month on October 28, there is much more. Chris Redfield, Heisenburg, and Lady Dimitrescu join the fray as playable characters from Mercenaries, and there’s also a new third-person mode, which veterans of Resident Evil 2 and 3 may find more familiar.
In other places, there is also a new Presentation of Resident Evil in Octoberwhich should give us a look at the Resident Evil Village DLC, as well as the long-awaited Resident Evil 4 Remake.