The following article contains potential minor spoilers for Resident Evil Village.
A recent playtester event for the upcoming horror, Resident Evil Village (i.e Resident Evil 8), has reportedly leaked some brand new details on the game.
The leaks comes from BioHazard Declassified and Rely on Horror, though the latter publication does admit that since this news has come from just one source, it needs to be taken with a pinch of salt. Once you’ve put your salt shakers away, let’s get into it.
According to the new info, a new and “normal” enemy type was shown to playtesters, who were playing the game on PlayStation 4 Pros. The enemy was shown as being “very pale, almost rotten skin, with tattoos on their foreheads and hands. Some with armor, but not like knight armor, that can also be shot off. ” These enemies reportedly “jump and grab and bite similar to Resident Evil 3,” and one even has a sword attack which can instantly behind the main character, Ethan. Yikes.
BioHazard Declassified also went on to claim that the new playtest area was inside the castle that players saw the exterior of during the first playtest. Not too much was shared on the castle itself, but it’s likely to play out in a similar fashion to exploring the Baker Mansion in RE 7.
The leak spoke of one of the “witch” characters we’ve heard rumours of, explaining she’s a woman in black named Olga, who releases insects presumably in the same way as Marguerite Baker. This enemy apparently laughs when she spots you, which is great. The demo allegedly ended after a boss fight with Olga. The rumour states: “After a bit of shooting, she’ll transform into this insect/spider-like creature with long spider legs and releasing more insects coming out from her insect-like bottom.”
It’s also said that the old woman shown in the teaser trailer for Resident Evil 8 was in the demo, where it’s claimed that she’s some sort of merchant as opposed to an enemy.
A new RE 8 trailer is rumoured to drop in August, so hopefully we’ll get to see something which either verifies or debunks these new leaks. Until then, take them with that pinch of salt I mentioned!
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