We're also getting our first look at an important character, Mother Miranda.
Any ɴᴇᴡ ɢᴀᴍᴇ ɪɴ tʜᴇ Resɪᴅᴇnt Evil frᴀɴcʜɪse ɪs sᴜʀᴇ ᴛᴏ ɢᴇᴛ folks ᴇxᴄɪᴛᴇd, ʙᴜᴛ tʜᴇ ᴍᴇᴍᴇ avalᴀɴcʜᴇ thᴀᴛ ensued ᴏᴠᴇʀ Resɪᴅᴇnt Evil Villᴀɢᴇ's Lady Dimɪᴛrescu wᴀs sᴏᴍᴇthɪɴg ᴅɪꜰꜰᴇʀent. Sʜᴇ's ʙᴇen tʜᴇ focᴜs ᴏꜰ ᴀᴛᴛᴇɴtiᴏɴ ꜰᴏʀ tʜᴇ lᴀst ꜰᴇᴡ ᴍᴏɴᴛʜs, ʙᴜᴛ Capcom hᴀs reᴄᴇɴᴛly brᴀɴcʜᴇd ᴏᴜᴛ ᴛᴏ sʜᴏᴡ ᴏꜰf tʜᴇ wᴏʀld ᴍᴀᴘ ᴀɴd a ɴᴇᴡ charᴀᴄᴛer.
IGN got a peek at the map, which shows the location of Castle Dimitrescu (where the PS5 demo takes place, and the tall vampire lady lives) in the north. 'Heisenberg's Factory,' 'House Beneviento,' 'Morseau's Reservoir,' and a few other interesting locations are scattered around below. There's a large sea monster near the bottom of the map, and what appears to be a dragon or other large flying creature near Castle Dimitrescu.
We're also getting our first look at Mother Miranda, who plays an important role in the village, though Capcom is keeping quiet on details. The newly-released screenshot shows a portrait of Mother Miranda, seemingly depicted as a religious icon or deity. Game director Morimasa Sato told IGN, "Mother Miranda and the inner side of her character are extremely important factors in the game."(Image credit: IGN, Capcom)
Resident Evil Village is set to release on May 7th, and if you happen to have a PS5, there's a playable demo you can try out (or just read about us trying it out). Besides PC, the game will also be available on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and Stadia.