The first DLC slate for Resident Evil Village has been announced, and it seems to be seriously shaking up survival horror games.

While Resident Evil Village is perhaps best known for making the internet salivate over a nine-foot-tall aristocratic female mutant, it was also noted for its first-person camera angle. That's all about to change, though, as publisher Capcom announced during its recent keynote (opens in a new tab) that a third-person mode is coming to the game as part of its new Winters extension game pack.

You will be able to play the entire main story in third person. The new game mode switches the camera to the series' classic over-the-shoulder perspective, giving you a broader view of all the bad guys crawling on Ethan.

Along with this, an expansion for Resident Evil Village's parallel mode, Mercenaries, has also been unveiled. The DLC adds a roster of playable villains to the arcade-style shooter, including Chris Redfield, Karl Hesienbarg, and none other than Lady Dimitrescu herself. Everyone will have weapons and special abilities.

Finally, the new Shadows of Rose DLC story was also announced. Follows the adult daughter of Resident Evil Village protagonist Ethan 16 years after the events of the original game. She will guide her as she tries to free herself from his curse, while she meets a generous helping of grotesque and screeching monsters along the way.

All three expansions will be included as part of the Winters' Expansion Collection, which will also be included with the base game as part of the Resident Evil Village Gold Edition. Both will premiere on October 28.

Lady Dimitrescu in Resident Evil Village holding a long cigar

(Image credit: Capcom)

Big changes

A change in camera angle can dramatically upset a game, especially a spooky shooter like Resident Evil. The series shifted to a first-person perspective with 7's Resident Evil 2017, as it moved away from the action-oriented shooter that characterized previous titles in favor of fear-infused horror.

The change was a resounding success. Running through Baker Ranch through the eyes of a helpless protagonist, unable to see what's behind you without turning to look at it, only added to Resident Evil's atmosphere of constant terror. 7. Resident Evil Village continued the trend as it lent itself to the scarier side. from the series

Playing the Village in third person mode will certainly change the atmosphere of the game, but it does offer a good reason to return to the Village to play again. It also changes the game to be more like the new version of Resident Evil 2 and the latest version of Resident Evil 3. By the way, all three of these games just got a free current-gen update, you might want to continue this .

Between those shooters, Village, and the upcoming Resident Evil 4 remake, Capcom has homogenized the series into a set of beautiful third-person shooters tailored to the latest hardware and game design.

A new third-person mode is also a combative homage to the series' legacy. The over-the-shoulder style of camera that now dominates third-person shooters was first made popular with Resident Evil 4. What better way to pay homage to that game than by changing the Village to match.

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