A “very experimental” third-person mod for Resident Evil Village is in the works; it’s impressive but pretty rough around the edges given the headless Ethan that roams about. The long-running horror franchise is best known for its third-person gameplay, which Capcom reimagined in 2005’s Resident Evil 4.
Resident Evil‘s first foray into first-person arrived with the launch of Resident Evil 7 in early 2017. That particular adventure constituted a marked departure for the series on many levels. Not only had the tried and true third-person camera been cast aside in favor of first-person view, but the development crew at Capcom also chose to abandon zombies. Thus, newcomers and Resident Evil faithful alike faced off against a different kind of terror in an unfamiliar locale, all while assuming the role of a brand-new hero – the apparently polarizing Ethan Winters.
PC modder and YouTuber FluffyQuack (via Wccftech) recently began work on a third-person Resident Evil Village mod. Their first video on the work-in-progress takes place in House Beneviento and allows the player to step into the shoes of Cassandra. The second video from FluffyQuack is set in the dungeon of Castle Dimitrescu. Combat functions for the most part, though the YouTuber says this mod remains “very experimental.” Thus, there are a number of quirks on display in the clip, chief among them being a headless Ethan. In addition, Ethan can’t interact with certain objects, the flashlight isn’t in the right position, and crouching inadvertently restores the first-person perspective.
The mod is by no means perfect, yet it offers a quick glimpse at what could have been. Fans who long for the days of third-person Resident Evil adventures haven’t been left out in the cold, however. Capcom’s RE2 and RE3 remakes maintained the classic camera perspective, though a leaker claims the rumored RE4 remake may not play like the original 2005 release.
As a follow-up to the events that occurred in Resident Evil 7, RE Village once more places players in the shoes of Ethan Winters. Instead of venturing into horrific environments in search of his missing wife, the protagonist is now tasked with locating the whereabouts of his daughter, Rose. Players who make their way to the unnamed village are in for a few surprises.
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Resident Evil Village is out now on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S.
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