Resident Evil Village: An Amusement Park Of Characters And Locations

Inspired directly from the unofficial fan favourite game from the franchise Resident Evil 4, Resident Evil Village takes the player through several areas each with their own lore and characters to delve into. With a change to a first-person shooter and a playable main character the majority of fans do not prefer characters from earlier games, and a divide in the review was present. However, with amazing game design and visuals to match, Village turned into a fun-filled ride of distinct character after character.

With 6 key areas and characters immersed in them, Ethan Winters (the main playable character) has to trudge his way to rescue his daughter. Attacked by BSAA captain Chris Redfield, different stories collide and some characters aren’t all that they seem to be.

Key Characters

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Ethan Winters

He is a civilian who, after the events of Resident Evil 7: Biohazard, finds himself once again caught up in a dangerous situation involving biohazardous creatures and a mysterious cult in a remote European village. Throughout the game, Ethan must fight to survive and uncover the truth about the village and rescue his own daughter. He is portrayed as resourceful, determined, and fiercely protective of his family.

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Mia Winters

She is Ethan’s wife and a former employee of The Connections, a criminal organization that specializes in the creation and distribution of bioweapons. Mia was presumed dead after the events of Resident Evil 7: Biohazard but is later revealed to have been alive and held captive by the villains of Resident Evil Village. Throughout the game, Ethan must rescue Mia and unravel the mystery of her involvement with The Connections. Mia is depicted as brave and resourceful, but haunted by her past and the things she has done.

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Rosemary Winters

She is an infant throughout most of the game and serves as a key plot device, with both the villains and heroes attempting to capture or protect her due to her unique genetic makeup. Rose is depicted as an innocent and vulnerable child, but with a potential for great power and danger.

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Chris Redfield

He is a seasoned veteran of the bioterrorism-fighting organization BSAA (Bioterrorism Security Assessment Alliance) and a long-time ally of the series’ main protagonist, Leon S. Kennedy. In Resident Evil Village, Chris is depicted as a more aggressive and ruthless version of his previous self, leading a group of soldiers on a mission to take down a dangerous bioweapon and its creators. Chris is also involved in the game’s main plot, with his actions causing turmoil for Ethan and his family. Despite his gruff exterior, Chris is shown to care deeply for his comrades and the people he is tasked with protecting.

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Mother Miranda

She is a mysterious figure who is worshipped as a deity by the inhabitants of the village. Mother Miranda is believed to have supernatural powers and the ability to bring people back from the dead. Throughout the game, it is revealed that Mother Miranda is responsible for the creation of the bioweapons that plague the village, as part of her twisted plan to resurrect her deceased daughter. She is portrayed as a calculating and ruthless villain, but with a tragic backstory that drives her actions.

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Alcina Dimitrescu

She is a towering, vampire-like figure who is the matriarch of the Dimitrescu family, one of the four noble families that rule over the village. Alcina possesses superhuman strength and regenerative abilities, as well as the ability to transform into a massive mutant monster. Throughout the game, she and her daughters hunt down Ethan, with Alcina becoming obsessed with him and considering him a potential replacement for her deceased husband. She is depicted as elegant, yet sadistic, with a cold and calculating demeanour.

Salvatore Moreau

He is a mutated creature who was once a human and is the result of experiments conducted by Mother Miranda. Salvatore is one of the four lords who rule over the village, and he resides in a reservoir, where he terrorizes the local fishermen. Salvatore possesses the ability to control water and sea creatures and can transform into a giant fish-like monster. Throughout the game, he serves as one of the bosses that Ethan must defeat. Salvatore is depicted as a tragic figure, consumed by his mutation and driven to madness.

Donna Beneviento

She is a reclusive and mysterious figure who is one of the four lords that rule over the village. Donna resides in a seemingly abandoned mansion, where she is accompanied by her doll, Angie, who appears to have a mind of her own. Donna possesses the ability to control people through the use of her dolls, and she can manipulate reality to create illusions. Throughout the game, she serves as one of the bosses that Ethan must defeat. Donna is depicted as a tragic figure, consumed by grief and driven to madness by her powers.

Karl Heisenberg

He is a genius inventor who is one of the four lords that rule over the village. Heisenberg has a talent for creating advanced technology, including weapons and machinery that utilize supernatural powers. He is also able to manipulate metal with his mind, giving him telekinetic abilities. Throughout the game, Heisenberg serves as one of the bosses that Ethan must defeat. He is depicted as charismatic and arrogant, with a rebellious streak against Mother Miranda and her plans.

The Duke

He is a travelling merchant who appears throughout the game, offering a variety of goods and services to Ethan. The Duke is portrayed as larger than life, with an imposing stature and a jovial personality. He also possesses seemingly supernatural abilities, such as the ability to magically conjure items out of thin air. Throughout the game, he provides Ethan with valuable information and support and serves as a guide of sorts. The Duke’s true identity and motivations are not fully explained in the game, leaving his character shrouded in mystery.

Key Locations

The Village

The village is situated in a remote and isolated area surrounded by dense forests, mountains, and other natural obstacles. The village has a rich history and is home to a diverse community of people, including farmers, merchants, and other residents. However, the village has been plagued by a series of strange and terrifying events.

Dimitrescu Castle

It is a Gothic-style castle situated on a hill overlooking a nearby village. The castle is owned by the Dimitrescu family, a wealthy aristocratic family with a dark secret. The player enters the castle while searching for their kidnapped daughter and must navigate its labyrinthine corridors, solve puzzles, and fight off various enemies, including the Dimitrescu family and their mutated servants. The castle is known for its opulence, grandeur, and eerie atmosphere, making it a memorable location in the game.

The Lycan Caves

The caves are a dark and foreboding network of tunnels and chambers that are home to the Lycans, a group of werewolf-like creatures that pose a serious threat to the player. The caves are filled with traps, obstacles, and other hazards that the player must navigate in order to progress through the game

Moreau’s Mine/Sunken City

It is a dark and flooded area that consists of an abandoned mining facility and a submerged city. The area is home to Salvatore Moreau, one of the main bosses in the game, and his mutant fish-like creations. The player must navigate the treacherous waters and flooded tunnels while avoiding the mutants and solving puzzles to progress through the area.

Donna’s Doll House

It is a creepy and unsettling area that is home to Donna Beneviento, one of the main bosses in the game. The area is designed like a dollhouse, with oversized furniture and eerie lighting, and is filled with puzzles and traps that the player must solve to progress through the area.

Heisenberg’s Factory

It is a large and imposing industrial complex that is home to Karl Heisenberg, one of the main bosses in the game. The area is filled with traps, hazards, and mechanical monsters that the player must overcome to progress through the factory. The factory is where some of the game’s most challenging boss battles, testing skills and resources to their limit.

How about you? Who’s your favourite Resident Evil Village character? We’d love to hear from you.

Other things you might want to know about:

Is Resident Evil Village very scary?

Resident Evil Village is marketed as a survival horror game, so it’s unlikely to go through the game without being creeped out or scared multiple times.  If you are one for calmer games, then the game may not be for you.

Is Resident Evil Village Scarier Than 7?

Village and Biohazard are scary it’s their own ways, however, Biohazard may tip the scary meter due to the enemies being a family, leaning into a humanity aspect compared to the gang of monsters in Village.

How many hours is Resident Evil Village?

Resident Evil Village ticks in at around 9 to 10 hours for an average playthrough. It could be up to 30 hours for a 100% completion.

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