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Capcom should let go of Chris Redfield to move forward with Resident Evil

Capcom should let go of Chris Redfield to move forward with Resident Evil
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Capcom should let go of Chris Redfield to move forward with Resident Evil

More than a year after the game’s release, Resident Evil Village is finally getting its first DLC. Winters Expansion is out on October 28, 2022 and will feature a new story starring Rosemary Winters, a fully playable third-person mode for the main campaign, and more characters in the Mercenaries arcade mode. fans who loved Resident Evil Village you’ll find hours of new content as well as alternative ways to experience old content.

Delving deeper into arcade content, The Mercenaries: Additional Orders will provide players with new environments and playable characters such as Karl Heisenberg, who wields his giant hammer along with his ability to control metal. Lady Dimitrescu uses her nine-foot-tall presence, as well as her claw-like fingers and her summonable daughters. Lastly, Chris Redfield returns as a playable character with his vast arsenal of weapons and combat experience. While all of these characters are welcome in Resident Evil VillageChris Redfield DLC, Chris Redfield’s constant appearances make one wonder if he is holding the franchise back.

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Chris Redfield: from survivor to superhero

When Chris Redfield was introduced in the first demonic resident, was already an experienced Special Tactics and Rescue Service (STARS) officer in Raccoon City. Proficient in both armed and unarmed combat, while possessing a cool head under pressure, Chris Redfield proved invaluable to the STARS members involved in the Spencer Manor Incident. After surviving his first encounter with bio-organic weapons, Chris dedicated his life to fighting the corporations that would create and sell such monstrosities.

Redfield would join the Bioterrorism Security Assessment Alliance (BSAA) and participate in anti-bio-organic weapons operations around the world; with his adventures taking him from places like Rockfort Island in the Southern Ocean to the Kijuju Autonomous Zone in Africa. With the completion of each operation, Chris improved his skills and became something of a legend in the BSAA. In the late 2000s and early 2010s, Chris could take on hordes of zombies by himself and even smash a giant boulder into a lava pit, feats that would be impossible for a normal human.

Resident Evil doesn’t need superheroes

Perhaps due to the almost mythical status of the character, Capcom goes to great lengths to include Christ in every demonic resident play. appears at the end of Resident Evil 7: Biohazard despite having little to no connection to the story at all, and is injected into the Winters’ lives without their permission. Doing so not only brings the more action-oriented aspects of demonic resident return to the franchise, but it also forces the baggage that comes with the series’ lore onto unsuspecting players.

Resident Evil 7: Biohazard it’s a great starting point for anyone looking to get into the series but miss out on the finale and sequel because of Chris Redfield. When Resident Evil Village released, it became apparent that the game is more action-oriented than its predecessor. This is most evident in Chris Redfield’s playable section, where taking down hordes of mutated enemies is prioritized over the rest of the game’s survival mechanics. Not only that, Capcom had to justify Chris’s presence by connecting an isolated European town with the Umbrella Corporation, a company that seeps into the confusing lore of demonic resident.


If Capcom wants demonic resident to truly move forward as a horror franchise, it has to learn to separate upcoming games from its troubled past. That means doing away with superhero-like characters like Chris Redfield and Rosemary Winters, as well as shedding the confusing lore surrounding said characters. Capcom nearly accomplished this effort when it released Resident Evil 7: Biohazard in 2017, but returned to its old ways when the game became more action-oriented thanks to the return of Chris Redfield. Making demonic resident games that provide scares and stories in the moment, Capcom could reinvent the horror genre once again.


Resident Evil Village: Gold Edition It will be released on October 28 for PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S.

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