Naomi Osaka PS5 ad features snippets of Resident Evil Village gameplay

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Sometimes, gameplay premieres come in the strangest forms – and it appears that our first sneak peek at Capcom’s upcoming sequel Resident Evil Village has arrived via a celebrity-endorsed PS5 commercial, as spotted by Gematsu.

The ad features the first-person horror title as played by tennis pro Naomi Osaka, who appears to have mastered a balance between being terrified while remaining super-chill. As Osaka comments on her PS5 experience, we are afforded very short snippets of Resident Evil Village, as protagonist Ethan Winters picks his way through the anachronistic, snow-covered locale.

It’s hardly what you would call a “gameplay trailer” but the short video teases that, for the most part, Village appears to be taking a similar tack to its 2017 predecessor, Resident Evil VII, at least from a gameplay standpoint. One thing’s for certain, I’m pretty sure that I won’t be as strangely relaxed as Ms. Osaka when I’m picking my way through the grim sequel.

Resident Evil Village is currently in development for PS5, PC, and Xbox Series X.

Resident Evil Village – 33 seconds of gameplay [Gematsu]

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