Whereas Ethan Winters could be the new face of the Resident Evil collection, we nonetheless haven’t seen his precise face. And it doesn’t appear to be that’s going to alter when Resident Evil Village launches on Might 7.
2017’s Resident Evil 7 Biohazard marked a dramatic change for Capcom’s long-running survival horror franchise. Relatively than controlling the principle character from a third-person perspective, gamers jumped proper into Ethan’s footwear through first-person gameplay. Resident Evil Village appears to be choosing up the place its predecessor left off in additional methods than one: Capcom remains to be hiding Ethan’s face from us.
It is smart on some stage that we wouldn’t see a lot of Ethan within the gameplay trailers. We’re speculated to be Ethan, in any case. That’s the entire level of the first-person perspective. That mentioned, I couldn’t assist however chortle after I seen that Capcom has even stored him hidden in promotional belongings. It’s nearly like Ethan himself goes out of his solution to hold his face a secret.
Take this piece of paintings from final yr, as an example. Why is Ethan holding his gun like that? Is he smelling it?
And this one, which is a part of a brand new batch launched after Capcom’s showcase earlier this week. You’re going to wish to see the tall vampire woman to finest her in a knife battle, Ethan.
This third and ultimate picture wasn’t given to press in the USA however I’ve seen it proliferating throughout Japanese retailers like 4Gamer. It’s extra comprehensible than the others—Ethan’s face would naturally be obscured whereas utilizing a scoped rifle—however in context, it’s simply one other instance of the lengths Capcom goes to verify we by no means get a superb have a look at our protagonist.
I vaguely bear in mind followers developing with theories when Resident Evil 7 was nonetheless new that Ethan’s face was by no means proven as a result of he was going to finish up being an essential character we already knew. Some people even thought he is perhaps a clone of Chris Redfield or one thing ridiculous like that. Today, I’m pleased simply assuming it’s a operating gag among the many builders. No foolish plot strains vital.