Resident Evil Village will be treated to some DLC at some point in the future, but that's quite literally all we know about it. Capcom made the announcement during its best forgotten E3 2021 digital showcase with a single image, suggesting the expansion is still in the early stages of development. However, a new report out of the publisher detailing the firm's strategies indicates some of the DLC in question may actually be free.
Buried in amongst marketing spiel is the following sentence: "Further, we will drive our customer management to understand the playing trends and preferences of users while also building a business model for online operations, taking into account the situation of our free additional DLC for titles such as Monster Hunter Rise and Resident Evil Village."
What's important to note here is the game is listed alongside Nintendo Switch exclusive Monster Hunter Rise, which has already shown off a future expansion that is very much paid for, described as a "massive paid expansion pack". Therefore, it stands to reason Capcom is probably referring to smaller bits of content when it says Resident Evil Village will be treated to free DLC. More difficulty levels, new weapons, or something of the sort. At least that means there'll be something new for everyone when the paid expansion comes along, presumably next year.
In other news, the base game has now shipped over five million copies. What sort of bonus content would you like for Resident Evil Village? Leave your ideas in the comments below.
[source capcom.co.jp, via resetera.com]
@Iver I agree. I love Res, but playing this in first person makes me feel sick.
Watch it be a new hat for Dimitrescu.
@Iver That would be neat actually.
Might be free stuff towards the mercenaries mode.
@Boxcar182 Yeah, that's a good shout!
Arcade mode with different enemy placement, more ammo, and high score
Fixed camera angle mode I hope. It could work.
Really not sure where they could go with any story-based DLC with where the game ended up. Either way, looking forward to whatever is coming down the pipeline. Loved my time in Village.
I'm all for these small, free updates. Capcom usually do a decent job. Although I really hope we do get that substantial DLC release at some point. I still think some standalone stories focussing on each of the bosses story/backgrounds would be fantastic
Guessing we will get Chris dlc. Play from his side of the story although that would certainly be paid dlc. Some Heisenberg dlc would also be welcome
Awesome if it's more RE Village I'm there 😁
I'm on board for that.
Spoiler alert for anyone who hasnt finished RE8, look away now
They can do dlc for Ethans daughter cant they not? Like how RE7s dlc picked up afterwards?
RE7 had a free chris dlc, not a hero. I'd love for this free dlc to be chris again, spoilers for anyone who hasn't played. Going to investigate the bsaa european headquarters after they were using infected soldiers at the end of the game.
Id pay for PSVR2 mode.
RE 7 kinda spoilt me.
@PegasusActual93 I’d be ok with that, though I’m anticipating they save her to be the focal point of RE9, whenever that happens. I can’t wait to see where things go next.
I'm sure Mia went through some stuff when she got kidnapped so that's an option for the DLC. Chris is also messing around the village during the main events of the game so the DLC could also focus on that.
some skins and some ammo? woop de do 😑😑
call me back when the gold edition hits or hell even the psvr 2 version comes to fruition lol i'm not gonna pay the full whack for the base game...
I still need to play Resident Evil 7 and 8, but this is happy news!
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