Chris Redfield returns in Resident Evil Village, with a darker mood than ever before

This is not the S.T.A.R.S. legend I remember…

The rumours were true. Chris Redfield is back, apparently rocking a terrifying new attitude, in the next entry to Capcom’s legendary survival horror franchise, Resident Evil.

Resident Evil Village, as officially revealed during today’s PS5: Future of Gaming presentation, looks slathered in rural, gothic horror, with a return to the first-person perspective of Resident Evil VII, and a vintage, almost turn-of-the-century, aesthetic.

Set seven years after the events of The Baker Mansion, players will once again step into the role of troubled Ethan Winters, forced into a brand new nightmare within this mysterious locale, seemingly untouched by time. It looks like fans of the rustic homes and dank, dead forests of Resident Evil 4 are going to be very happy indeed.

After several minutes of grim, artistic terror – featuring frightened villagers, amazing messed-up society queens, and a Universal Studios-style wolf man – the preview concludes with the sudden and violent arrival of long-time series protagonist Chris Redfield… seemingly a shadow of the hero we once knew.

Resident Evil Village is in development for PS5, Xbox Series X, and PC via Steam. The horror returns in 2021.

Chris Moyse
Senior Editor - Chris has been playing video games since the 1980s. Former Saturday Night Slam Master. Graduated from Galaxy High with honors.