Alongside a new trailer, new gameplay details have been revealed for Resident Evil Village: The Mercenaries Additional Orders’ upcoming playable characters Lady Dimitrescu, Chris Redfield, and Karl Heisenberg.
Resident Evil Village producer Tsuyoshi Kanda shared the info on PlayStation.Blog in regards to the newest additon to Resident Evil Village’s Mercenaries mode that will be part of the Winters’ Expansion and the Resident Evil Village Gold Edition.
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Here’s a preview of what to expect from the three new playable characters in The Mercenaries Additional Orders, included in both Gold Edition and the Winters’ Expansion DLC.
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One of the biggest draws to Additional Orders will undoubtedly be a playable version of everyone’s favorite nine-foot-tall villain, Lady Alcina Dimitrescu. When you become Lady Dimitrescu, you will be able to attack enemies with her horrifyingly long and sharp talons and a unique feature called the Thrill Gauge. This gauge will increase by attacking enemies or by using the “Lady’s Lipstick” item.
As the Thrill Gauge increases, Lady D’s movement speed and nail damage will also increase alongside giving her access to new moves. When the gauge is maxed out, so her damage will be at its highest as well. Oh, and you can also summon one of Lady Dimitrescu’s daughters to help you in the fight.
Chris Redfield may not be nine-feet tall, but he does come equipped with some serious firepower and “robust strength.” Chris has an Onslaught Gauge that will fill as he takes down enemies, and he will then be able to activate his onslaught mode to greatly increase his movement speed, reload speed, and attack damage. He will also have access to a Target Locator, which is “capable of unleashing a strong supporting attack.”
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Karl Heisenberg is the last of the new playable characters and comes equipped with his huge hammer and the ability to control magnetic forces. By swinging the hammer, Karl can charge electricity to eventually release a massive area-of-effect attack. His attack options also include a Magnetic Field ability to pull enemies close to you and a way to summon a Soldat Jet to give you a helping hand.
Resident Evil Village: The Mercenaries Additional Orders is just part of the Winters’ Expansion headed to Resident Evil Village on October 28, 2022. It will be joined by Village’s first story DLC in Shadows of Rose and a Third-Person Mode.
If this has convinced you to pre-order, those that do will unlock the Street Wolf Outfit for Rosemary Winters to wear as you play through the Shadows of Rose story DLC. The outfit includes an emblem design of Chris’ Houndwolf Squad.
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