Resident Evil 8: Village is a highly anticipated title for next-generation. With Capcom becoming one of the most acclaimed developers thanks to recent releases such as Resident Evil 7, Resident Evil 2 Remake, Resident Evil 3 Remake, and Monster Hunter World. 

Today, RelyonHorror provided new information about Resident Evil Village. With the leak confirming a VR option but only for PS5.

The rumors state that enemies will talk in a distorted language, feature decaying skin, wear armor, and use melee weapons. Ethan himself can use his unbreakable knife but also have access to melee weapons as well.

ENEMIES

The enemies within these areas are 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. They only speak of “normal” enemy types in this test, not of the “werewolf” like creatures we’d spoke on, and that was shown in the trailer.

They do speak in a distorted foreign language. Some carried daggers, swords, axes, and even spears. There are some without armed weapons. They jump and grab and bite similar to Resident Evil 3, and you can button-mash to take less damage. Some enemies will throw you to the ground instead of biting. The one with the sword has a special attack that can instantly behead Ethan. And according to the source, you’ll recognize the move once you play the game.

Olga was a boss fight testers were pitted against. Apparently, she’s a recycled fight that plays similar to Resident Evil 7’s Ms. Baker. Using insects in the same fashion and transforming into a giant insect-human hybrid.

So here’s where that information gets really interesting as the claim goes into details of a boss fight you get in the playtests. Now, this does line pretty close to watch we know of the first “witch” we spoke of from the other tests that can dissolve into insects and chases Ethan and has a distinctive laugh. They also give a name to the “Witch” and refer to her as Olga.

Once opening the door the lady in black named Olga appeared and released a swarm of insects. The player won’t have to fight the insects unless she spots Ethan. She would laugh constantly whenever she spots him.

In this boss fight, players grabbed a torch to use fire to scare her insects off to get Olga exposed to shoot her. 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. Her human remains are still there, but naked and covered with black goo. After the defeat, she melted and some parts of skeletons covered in the goo remained and she dropped an item. She also released all of her insects, to which the player will find and kill them to stop them from attacking you in certain rooms. After that, the demo ended.

The merchant hinted during the trailer is a female according to the testers. With the woman providing weapons and tips to Ethan.

MYSTERIOUS OLD WOMAN

The old woman in robes that can be seen from the Resident Evil 8: Village reveal trailer was also mentioned by our source as being almost a merchant-like character in the game. As far as our source knows, she is not an enemy, but as our source described, “has many goods to sell and rumors to share”. They also spoke briefly on seeing some concept art but didn’t speak much on it.

The last line confirms that a VR option is being made. However, judging from the wording it may be a PS5 exclusive.

Finally, they said a VR version of Resident Evil 8: Village will happen, but they won’t make that announcement until Sony is ready.

Resident Evil 7 had a Sony exclusive VR option that was praised by gamers. The option allowed gamers to play the entire adventure in VR and was heralded as the best game to get a PS VR for.

Resident Evil Village is set for a 2021 release on PS5, Xbox Series X, and PC.