A new ensemble of heroes and villains join Resident Evil™ Village protagonist Ethan Winters as playable characters in “The Mercenaries Additional Orders.” This Winters’ Expansion content update enables players to step into the sizable shoes of Alcina Dimitrescu, charge into battle wielding the magnetic powers of Karl Heisenberg, and unleash Chris Redfield’s arsenal of weaponry and boulder-boxing fists.
Lady Dimitrescu looms large over enemies in this action-packed mode, where she brings her nine-foot stature to bear against any Lycans or other foes unfortunate enough to cross her path. In combat, Lady Dimitrescu builds a Thrill meter by slicing adversaries to ribbons with her razor-sharp talons. This allows her to perform special actions like slamming down hostiles or summoning her daughters.
Meanwhile, Lord Karl Heisenberg possesses his own electrifying powers. Equipped with a massive hammer and the ability to manipulate magnetic currents, Heisenberg can really put a charge into his attacks. The terrifying creations from Heisenberg’s factory, Soldat Jets, also join him in the fray – but be mindful not to get caught in the crossfire of their self-destructive assaults. Heisenberg can also trade off movement speed to see what enemies are made of by pulling them in with his magnetic field or put on a show everyone can enjoy by slinging scrap metal, like saw blades, their way.
Chris Redfield also S.T.A.R.S. in “The Mercenaries Additional Orders.” The legendary BSAA agent packs a serious straight punch that can not only get him out of situations where he’s stuck between a rock and a hard place, but it also builds up his Onslaught gauge in a hurry as well. When Onslaught is active, Chris moves and reloads with lightning speed. Chris can also request support from the Hound Wolf Squad by using his target locator to pinpoint enemy positions and call in support strikes.
Alongside the new playable characters, “The Mercenaries Additional Orders” introduces two new stages, the Bloody Village and Bloody River, plus additional improvements to the experience.
Resident Evil Village Gold Edition and the Winters’ Expansion are both available for pre-order starting today on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. Console players who pre-order Resident Evil Village Gold Edition or the Winters’ Expansion will also receive the Street Wolf Outfit as a special bonus. This outfit is a costume Rosemary Winters can wear in the “Shadows of Rose” story DLC. Pre-orders for the Winters’ Expansion begin today on Steam and also include the Street Wolf Outfit. Players who purchase either Resident Evil Village Gold Edition on Steam or the Winters’ Expansion via Stadia before Nov. 24, 2022 will also receive the Street Wolf Outfit as an early purchase bonus.
Resident Evil Village Gold Edition will be available on Oct. 28, 2022 for PlayStation®5, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation®4, Xbox One, and Steam. The Winters’ Expansion will also release on the same date for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Steam, and Stadia. Pre-orders begin today.