the demonic resident The franchise has been one of the most talked about game series of late. First taking the spotlight to announce the Resident Evil 4 Redo in Sony’s State of Play, along with the revelation that Resident Evil Village is heading to PSVR2 at launch, the demonic resident The franchise made quite a sizable impact at the start of this pseudo-E3 season. As if he hadn’t had enough prominence, demonic resident dominated Capcom’s own showcase, with Resident Evil 4 Remake get some gameplay, the current-gen versions of the latest remakes fade away, and the long-awaited story DLC for Resident Evil Village finally being announced.
Since then Resident Evil Village‘s May 2021, there has been a lot of speculation about a possible story DLC for the game. But over the past year, fans have started to lose hope, with no announcement at any of Capcom’s presentations. Fortunately, though, just a few days ago, Capcom finally showed its hand and confirmed that Resident Evil Village will receive a fairly substantial story and Mercenaries DLC on October 28, 2022. With Resident Evil 4 Remake On the horizon, some fans have theorized that Leon Kennedy could make an appearance.
How Leon Kennedy Could Return in Resident Evil Village DLC
The last time fans of demonic resident I could see Leon Kennedy in the current timeline was during the events of resident Evil 6. After his escape from Raccoon City and his run-in with the Granados, Leon is forced to kill the President of the United States, who has been infected with the C-Virus. While on the run from the government, which he believes is responsible for the President’s assassination. , Leon ventures out to find Simmons, the man who created the C-virus.
After meeting Sherry Berkin, whom he rescued in resident evil 2, Leon and Ada Wong take Simmons out, thus clearing his name. In Resident Evil: Vendetta, the animated film, Leon suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder and has to be persuaded by Chris Redfield to join the fight once again. Although he agrees to join Redfield in his war against bioterrorism, Leon remains skeptical about the future of the world and finds it hard to see what a difference he has made to it.
Although the current timeline of the demonic resident The franchise is a bit up in the air at the moment, and some believe that Resident Evil 7 marks a reboot of sorts for the series, which has yet to be confirmed. So in theory, Resident Evil 7and by extension Resident Evil Villagecould be continuations of the timeline, with Resident Evil 7 which will take place in 2017 and Resident Evil Village is set in 2021.
Resident Evil Village it ends with main protagonist Ethan Winters sacrificing himself to destroy the Megamycete and save his newly resurrected daughter, Rosemary, and her mother Mia. Both Mia and Rosemary are led to safety by Chris Redfield, who reveals that the Villagers were actually bio-weapons. the Resident Evil Village The post-credits scene shows an older Rosemary visiting her father’s grave, before being escorted into a secret service-like vehicle.
The next Resident Evil Village The DLC, titled Shadows of Rose, takes place 16 years after the game’s main story and sees Rose struggle with her own supernatural powers. In an attempt to rid herself of these powers, Rose enters Megamycete’s consciousness, which will apparently lead to a distorted version of reality.
Although the story will certainly focus on Rose, there may be room for Leon Kennedy to appear in this DLC. If the post-credits sneak peek is anything to go by, Rose may currently be in the care of the anti-bioterrorism group, which the likes of Chris Redfield work for. Leon Kennedy is also often affiliated with this group, so it’s more than possible that at some point during the DLC, Leon might make a heroic appearance.
While Capcom would have to handle the cameo carefully, making sure it really fits into the DLC’s narrative and Winters’ overall story, bringing Leon Kennedy back into the franchise in his current timeline would be a smart move. Leon is not only one of the most beloved characters in the entire series, but he is also the main protagonist of the next Resident Evil 4 Remakeso giving him a cameo in Resident Evil VillageThe DLC could generate excitement for the new version.
Resident Evil Village Gold Edition It will be released on October 28, 2022 for PC, PS4, PS5, Stadia, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.
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