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Lady Dimitrescu Takes ‘The Mercenaries’ to New Heights in Resident Evil™ Village Gold Edition Trailer

'Winters' Expansion' sees Lady Dimitrescu and 'The Mercenaries' providing more terrifying challenges for players.
[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Game Developer and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource Games Press]

Today, Capcom released a new trailer for Resident Evil™ Village Gold Edition and the highly anticipated Winters’ Expansion DLC for the award-winning eighth main installment of the survival horror series. The latest footage provides a closer look at “The Mercenaries Additional Orders”, which introduces new playable characters, more stages, and additional improvements to the beloved fast-paced action mode.
 
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. The new trailer can be found on YouTube.
 
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 updates 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, 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 not only can 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 missile 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. 
 
About Resident Evil Village Gold Edition and the Winters’ Expansion
Set a few years after the events of Resident Evil™ 7 biohazard, Resident Evil Village resumes the Winters family saga with a new nightmare where Ethan is hunted by relentless new foes in an isolated village. Resident Evil Village continues Ethan’s adventure in the first-person view with photorealistic visuals that take survival horror to the next level with the power of Capcom’s proprietary RE Engine.
 
Resident Evil Village Gold Edition is a bundle of the base game with a code for the upcoming Winters’ Expansion, which includes Third Person Mode, “The Mercenaries Additional Orders”, and “Shadows of Rose”, a new narrative DLC following the story of Ethan’s daughter Rosemary set 16 years after the main campaign. Resident Evil Village Gold Edition also includes the “Trauma Pack” digital add-on content.


 [SS1]Also, the Early purchase bonus seems like is ending on 11/24 8:59AM PDT. In this scenario, should we change this date to “Before Nov. 24, 2022”
Over Capcom
Capcom is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment for game consoles, PCs, handheld and wireless devices. Founded in 1983, the company has created hundreds of games, including groundbreaking franchises Resident Evil™, Monster Hunter™, Street Fighter™, Mega Man™, Devil May Cry™ and Ace Attorney™. Capcom maintains operations in the U.S., U.K., Germany, France, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Tokyo, with corporate headquarters located in Osaka, Japan. More information about Capcom and its products can be found at www.capcom.com or www.capcom-europe.com.
 
Capcom, and the Capcom logo are registered trademarks of Capcom Co., Ltd. in the U.S. or other countries. Ace Attorney, Devil May Cry, Mega Man, Monster Hunter and Resident Evil are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of Capcom Co., Ltd., in the U.S. and/or other countries. Street Fighter is a trademark and/or registered trademark of Capcom U.S.A., Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. All other trademarks and trade names are the property of their respective owners.
About Koch Media
The Koch Media Group is a global developer, publisher and distributor of video games, VR games, gaming hardware and merchandise.  
 
The group’s publishing, marketing and distribution activities extend throughout Europe, America, Australia and Asia. Koch Media has more than 25 years of experience in the digital media business and has risen to become a leading global publishing partner.
 
The Koch Media Group runs a multi-label strategy, with fully owned publishing units, such as Deep Silver, Prime Matter, Milestone, Vertigo Games and Ravenscourt; publishing games for consoles, PC and VR platforms across all physical and digital channels. 
 
Additionally - as a global publishing partner - Koch Media has formed long-term multinational publishing collaborations with numerous game publishers including; Activision Blizzard, Bethesda, Capcom, Focus Multimedia, Giants Software, Koei Tecmo, Paradox, Sega, SNK, Square Enix, Techland, THQ Nordic, Tripwire, Warner Bros and many others.
 
With its parent company in Höfen / Austria - and the HQ in Munich / Germany - Koch Media owns local publishing companies in Germany, UK, France, Spain, Italy, Sweden, the Netherlands, Austria, Switzerland, Poland, Australia, the United States as well as Japan and Hong Kong.
 
The Koch Media Group owns 10 game development studios: Deep Silver Volition (Champaign, IL / USA), Deep Silver Dambuster Studios (Nottingham / UK), Deep Silver Fishlabs (Hamburg / Germany), Warhorse Studios (Prague / Czech Republic), Milestone (Milan / Italy), Voxler (Paris / France) , Digixart (Montpellier / France), Flying Wild Hog (Warsaw, Kraków, Rzeszów  / Poland), Free Radical Design (Nottingham / UK) and Vertigo Games (Rotterdam / the Netherlands). Additionally, the Koch Media Group collaborates with numerous independent development studios around the world.
 
Part of the Koch Media Group is also Koch Films; a leading European independent film distributor with business primarily in Germany, Switzerland, Austria and Italy as a cinema, TV, online and Home Entertainment distributor. The Koch Media Group also owns leading video game merchandise companies Gaya Entertainment (Munich / Germany) and DPI Merchandising (Denver, Roseburg / USA) and a Quality Assurance Facility in Olomouc / Czech Republic.
  
Koch Media is an Embracer Group company.

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