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While Capcom has promised gamers more Resident Evil Village (Resident Evil 8) news this August, it seems we do’t have to wait that long for some fresh details. There are details about the Resident Evil Village enemies, weapons, inventory and lots more.

The alleged leak comes from an Ambassador playtest with Biohazard Declassified (via RelyOnHorror) providing the summary.

Enemies

The enemies within these areas are very pale, almost rotten skin, with tattoos on their foreheads and hands. Some with armor, but not like knight armor, that can also be shot off. They only speak of “normal” enemy types in this test, not of the “werewolf” like creatures we’d spoke on, and that was shown in the trailer.

They do speak in a distorted foreign language. Some carried daggers, swords, axes, and even spears. There are some without armed weapons. They jump and grab and bite similar to Resident Evil 3, and you can button-mash to take less damage. Some enemies will throw you to the ground instead of biting. The one with the sword has a special attack that can instantly behead Ethan. And according to the source, you’ll recognize the move once you play the game.

Playtest Segment Enivoronment

This part is rather interesting because it seems the segment they mention being tested seems to differ from the information from the other tests that seemed more like Ethan was in the village itself leading up to the castle, whereas this information takes place directly within.

Most rooms were bright but few bedrooms were dark.The segment was somewhere within the castle on a higher level and you needed to find a key to open a big door downstairs.

Boss Fight

So here’s where that information gets really interesting as the claim goes into details of a boss fight you get in the playtests. Now, this does line pretty close to watch we know of the first “witch” we spoke of from the other tests that can dissolve into insects and chases Ethan and has a distinctive laugh. They also give a name to the “Witch” and refer to her as Olga.

Once opening the door the lady in black named Olga appeared and released a swarm of insects. The player won’t have to fight the insects unless she spots Ethan. She would laugh constantly whenever she spots him.

In this boss fight, players grabbed a torch to use fire to scare her insects off to get Olga exposed to shoot her. After a bit of shooting, she’ll transform into this insect/spider-like creature with long spider legs and releasing more insects coming out from her insect-like bottom. Her human remains are still there, but naked and covered with black goo. After the defeat, she melted and some parts of skeletons covered in the goo remained and she dropped an item. She also released all of her insects, to which the player will find and kill them to stop them from attacking you in certain rooms. After that, the demo ended.

Weapons

The playtest featured a handgun(probably the same one shown in the developer preview), a shotgun (possibly obtained from the old man in the trailer), and an unbreakable knife. It also appears the player can obtain temporary melee weapons like an axe that can be broken off with a few hits

Inventory

According to our source, the inventory screen wasn’t the same as the Special Message video, but similar (Resident Evil 4 concept with Resident Evil 7 UI design). The game paused when viewing the inventory like Resident Evil 2 and 3 remakes. During the testing, there also wasn’t currency added and the enemies didn’t drop items. Instead, crates and vases were breakable to find items.

Also of note, the old lady seen in the debut trailer is said to be a merchant-like character that’s not an enemy. Perhaps we’ll get another hooded seller of goods and whatnot like in Resident Evil 4, then?

If you’d rather watch the info than read about it, Biohazard Declassified made a six-minute video about the info.

Mind, all these should be taken with a grain of salt, as there’s no way to verify or debunk these details for now. Hopefully, Capcom’s official Resident Evil Village news drop happens soon.

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