Capcom has shared a new Resident Evil Village trailer that focuses on the upcoming Mercenaries update. The refresh will allow you to play as villains like Lady Dimitrescu and Heisenberg as well as Chris Redfield, with footage of all three found in the trailer above. Today also marks the beginning of pre-orders for the main DLC bundle on the PS Store, which also contains a third-person mode for the base game and the Shadows of Rose expansion. It costs £15.99/$19.99.
Over on the PlayStation Blog, we learn more about how Lady Dimitrescu will play in the Mercenaries mode. By attacking enemies and using her Lady's Lipstick item, you'll charge up a Thrill Gauge, which increases her damage output, movement speed, and nail damage as it fills up. When it's all the way to the top, Lady Dimitrescu can summon one of her daughters onto the field, who you fought in the base campaign.
As for Heisenberg, he uses his trademark hammer and telekinetic power to pull enemies toward him and slam them into the ground. Chris Redfield then carries over his boulder bashing abilities with a powerful punch which fills the Onslaught Gauge. Similar to Lady Dimitrescu, this boosts his attack damage, movement speed, and reload speed once charged all the way.
The final update Capcom had to share is a pre-order bonus for the Shadows of Rose DLC: a Street Wolf Outfit for Rose. It features an emblem of Chris Redfield's Houndwolf Squad on the back, with the expansion taking place 16 years after the events of Resident Evil Village.
I never really felt the need to keep playing Mercenaries after initially completing RE Village several times.
Agree , the problem is that they provide such added expansion( Lady in mercancry mode) a long long time after game release which is less useful.
I'm glad they're adding 3rd person I don't like 1st at all. So not 3rd person in mercenaries? I might get to this eventually although still not sure of the werewolves and whatever, I like my zombies!
Heisenberg seems fun to play
@nookie_egg I hate first person. It makes me very ill. Looking forward to third person view too
After that beginning with the werewolves thing I don't want to touch this game again. Horrible frustration and memories
I’ll likely pick this up at some point. Probably when it’s on sale. I enjoyed the game well enough so I’m interested in the story DLC. As for the other parts, I’m a bit of a trophy completionist so I’m not at all looking forward to more Mercenaries trophies, but 3rd person could be a lot of fun, especially for a RE game.
Great update Naughty dog needs to watch and learn
Fingers crossed for a PSVR2 compatibility (and release of the device) that same day.
I remember clearly Capcom saying, after the initial success of the game, that the upcoming dlc would be free. Not anymore it seems.
@Chaotic_Goat It was presumed Capcom was referring to smaller bits of DLC like costumes, not the full expansion.
Maybe this will finally nab me that merc trophy I need for the platinum
It's a pretty good value package all things considered.
I like RE but I rarely buy them new, might wait until a complete edition (which has then also dropped in price) to get round to this.
Didn't even get RE2 remake new even though I'm most nostalgic for RE2.
Tying 3rd person mode behind paid dlc is an awful move and simply ensures those of us that wanted 3rd person simply wont play the game, which is a shame as id have bought the game full price if it were 3rd person.
@Dloki And you don't even know you can't just kill them all, you just have to outlast them. That's frustrating when it's right in the beginning of the game and not knowing that, all while trying to get used to the controls.
The beginning of RE7 was frustrating too with how difficult Jack was to "kill" and avoid him right from the get go when you're still trying to get a handle of the controls as well.
That being said RE8 is one of my favorite games, I loved it and had a fantastic time playing it. If you never pushed passed the werewolves in the beginning, I promise it becomes amazing afterward.
@Titntin When RE7 came out in first person I was very disappointed. But because I love the series I gave it a shot and it grew on me. Prior to that game I had NEVER played a first person game.
@dasd2 it's a very good update and extra content for those that enjoyed RE8. I didn't enjoy RE8 cause nowhere near enough horror for me and none of this looks anymore scarier and is just full of none scary action horror again. This update and its content might be better with extra content wise but for the actual main campaigns themselves TLoU is a far superior game than RE8 in every single way possible, story, scares and the intense gameplay throughout and now part 1 is gonna look even better. Even Left Behind dlc expansion which is included is far superior than anything RE8 has to offer
Got the dlc pre ordered can't wait really decent pricing aswell 👍🏻
@Titntin the gold edition is only £45 if you don't already have the game
Thank you. Thats not a bad deal, I might jump in for that 😀
@GreatAuk yea know what you mean. I finished the game and it was a good game. I do prefer zombies though. But that beginning is a pita
@GreatAuk Currently playing thru RE7 now and just wanna say you are 100% spot on about how frustrating it is early doors. Full disclosure: only played remakes of RE & RE2 prior to this...but even so it's weird to be in a position where you can't 'kill' literally any enemy, and are purely engaged in avoiding/escaping them.
It's like they took the Tyrant aka Mr. X and built an entire game around avoiding him...which was easily the most annoying part of RE2
It’s a shame that RE8 Mercenaries is inferior to all previous iterations. A huge disappointment.
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