One of the most anticipated video game sequels this year is getting a flurry of hype and press as the release draws news, as Resident Evil Village gets new concept art and screenshots released — as well as the art director of the game talking about the show stealing villainess from the game, Lady Dimitrescu.
Here are some of the screenshots released by the folks at Capcom and shared by IGN.
In a feature posted by IGN, RE Village art director Tomonori Takano gets into detail about how he designed Lady Dimitrescu — why he made her so tall as well as answering fans questions about her height and shoe size.
Art director Tomonori Takano was responsible for Lady Dimitrescu’s design. Responding to the high demand from fans, he previously announced this fearsome character’s height. Although the staggering 9’6” (2.9 meters) includes her high heels and wide-brimmed hat, Lady Dimitrescu still easily beats the height of any human alive. Yet, some of the tallest people in recorded history come close enough to give Lady Dimitrescu’s height a sense of reality, which makes her all the more frightening.
But what about her shoe size? We asked Takano to measure this as well, and he came back with impressive results. Lady Dimitrescu’s shoe size is 44 cm (17.3 inches), which is almost double the average women’s shoe size. She also beats Jeison Rodriguez Hernandez’s Guiness World Record of the world’s largest feet by nearly 4 centimeters. Takano designed Lady Dimitrescu’s shoes based on a real pair of high heels, which he scanned and resized digitally to match the giantess’ formidable height.
That’s pretty much a good way to make an enemy formidable by making her a giant. With just a month to go before release, all eyes are glued to what else Capcom has to show us on RE Village — especially with an RE Showcase digital event scheduled for some time this month.
Resident Evil Village will be released for PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Google Stadia, and PC on May 7.