Resident Evil Village Is Getting a Full Third-Person Mode

Capcom is adding an option to play the entirety of Resident Evil Village from a third-person viewpoint, but you'll need to buy the new DLC to access it.

Announced at today's Capcom Showcase, the new DLC for Resident Evil: Village includes three major features, including a third-person mode that finally gives us a look at the elusive Ethan Winters.

Despite the switch to third-person, it appears faceless protagonist Ethan Winters will continue to obscure his face, moving to face away from the camera (even though mods reveal what he looks like).

After 6 games (and multiple spin-offs) that used a third-person perspective, Resident Evil 7 and Village switched to a first-person view – a move that has been divisive among long term fans. Modders have sought to change that on PC versions of the game, but this is a more official (albeit paid-for) solution for Village.

Resident Evil Village's DLC drops on October 28, and will also include the mercenaries mode, with a playable Lady Dimitrescu, and a new, separate story about a young Rose. A Resident Evil Village Gold Edition will also be released at the time that includes the full game along with the DLC.

You can see everything else announced in today's Capcom Showcase right here.

Rebekah Valentine is a reporter at IGN.

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