Game News Resident Evil Village: Survival horror will be more accessible with the arrival of the next DLC
Released more than a year ago, dated May 7, 2021, Resident Evil Village is taking advantage of this summer to return to video game news. And after announcing the arrival of a DLC with substantial content, Capcom also wants to make the game more accessible to everyone.
New content that is long overdue
Resident Evil Village will not have failed to appear on the program of the last video game events of the summer, starting with the last Capcom showcase which was held in June as part of the Summer Game Fest. Indeed, the studio took advantage of this first conference to announce the arrival of a new DLC. Soberly called ” Extension Winters », the game will then benefit from three size additions : A third-person view mode, a new chapter called ” The Shadows of Rose in which you can embody Rose, Ethan’s daughter, without forgetting some new features in Mercenary mode. About this mode, Capcom returns to the front of the stage at Comic-Con in San Diego and unveils, in addition to Ethan Winters, three new playable characters : Chris Redfield, Karl Heisenberg and Alcina Dimitrescu.
But that’s not all because a free-for-all update will accompany the release of the DLC expected on October 28, 2022.
Accessibility for all
This time, it is through a tweet on the official Resident Evil account that Capcom continues to communicate information about the future of Resident Evil Village.
A free accessibility update for all Resident Evil Village users is coming alongside the Winters’ Expansion and Gold Edition in October, adding:
– Subtitle size, color & background toggles
– Speaker name display in story mode
– Closed captions
– Permanent reticle
—Resident Evil (@RE_Games) July 28, 2022
A free accessibility update for all Resident Evil Village users is coming alongside the Winters Expansion and Gold Edition in October, adding:
- Buttons for adjusting subtitle size, color and background
- The display of the speaker’s name in Story mode
We also insist on the free nature of this update which will be available for all players, including for those who do not wish to obtain the DLC. As you can read above, it basically includes accessibility options allowing everyone to play according to their needs and abilities. And Capcom thinks in particular of people with disabilities with “closed captions” referring to subtitling for people who are deaf or hard of hearing to cite an example.
Over time, as Santa Monica Studio recently demonstrated with God of War: Ragnarök, for example, accessibility is increasingly at the heart of development studios’ video game projects in order to guarantee access to video games for all.
Finally, remember that Resident Evil Village Gold Edition or the Winters expansion alone will be available from October 28, 2022 on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, Stadia and PC via the Steam platform.