The Resident Evil Village story DLC arrives on October 28th, and we’re now learning that Shadows of Rose’s nearly four hours of content will round out the Winters family’s pivotal role in the Resident Evil series.

Spoiler Alert: This story contains spoilers for Resident Evil Village.

Speaking to IGN Japan at the Tokyo Game Show, director Kento Kinoshita said that Capcom “created the Shadows of the Rose story to conclude the Winters family saga.” This means that wherever Resident Evil goes for the next mainstream entry, it’s likely to introduce a new set of faces or return to characters we haven’t seen in a while.

As for what fans can expect from future RE entries, producer Masachika Kawata just laughed it off after saying that they can’t share any of their future plans.

The Winters family consists of Ethan Winters, the main protagonist of Resident Evil VII and Village, as well as his wife Mia and their daughter Rose. In the post-credit scene of Resident Evil Village, we see Rose as a teenager and working with Chris Redfield. There was a tease at the end of the game about Ethan still being alive, so it looks like the upcoming DLC ​​will deliver on that front as well.

Kawata and Kinoshita also talked about the new third-person mode coming to the Gold Edition of Resident Evil Village, asking fans to look at the mode and “did they do it in third-person from the beginning?”

“It took as much effort as creating a new game,” Kawata said. “Even the same game can be a very different experience when played in third person.”

Kinoshita also talked about the work involved in the third-person mode, pointing out details that make Village’s third-person gameplay stand out against other entries in the series.

“You know, we have to do something as good or better than Resident Evil RE:2 and RE:3,” Kinoshita said. “Compared to previous games in the series, Resident Evil Village has a much wider range of player actions. You can guard, you can move while crouching, and there are lots of objects to explore. We’ve made extensive adjustments to ensure that these unique games, animations will look completely coherent and can be played at a good pace.” .”

For more on Resident Evil, check out the series of cloud-based RE games heading to Nintendo Switch. Or learn all about Resident Evil from TGS.

Logan Plant is a freelance writer covering video game and entertainment news for IGN. He has over six years of experience in the gaming industry, with flags at IGN, Nintendo Wire, Switch Player Magazine, and Lifewire. Find him on Twitter @LoganJPlant.

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