Capcom shows off Lady Dimitrescu, Chris Redfield, and Karl Heisenberg in the upcoming Resident Evil 8 DLC
After revealing a big expansion for Resident Evil 8 last month, Capcom have now given us a closer look at the new characters for mercenaries mode. You can choose between Internet-famous Lady Dimitrescu, that boulder-punching asshole Chris Redfield, or the eccentric mechanic Karl Heisenberg.
The new trailer shows off some of unique movesets. Chris gets a mean right hook as well as all sorts of tactical gear (including an airstrike). Heisenberg, on the other hand, is able to fling metallic objects at foes and lay out all sorts of traps. And last but certainly not last, Lady D seems to be able to summon her daughters, set off explosions from a distance, and throw chairs at enemies.
You can watch the full video here:
The Minutes of Mercenaries
Capcom also released a blog post going into further details about these new characters. Alongside his arsenal of weapons, Chris also gets an “Onslaught Gauge”. When filled, you can use it to greatly increase your speed and damage to unleash havoc on the enemy hordes. Meanwhile, Heisenberg can charge his hammer through various attacks, with the ability to expend that energy in a big AoE attack that’ll clear the field. Heisenberg can also summon one of his creations to launch forward and explode on impact with a wall.
Lady Dimitrescu, alongside being 9-feet tall, has a unique “Thrill Gauge”. Unlike Chris’s gauge, the thrill gauge provides continual buffs to speed and damage as it builds, as well as unlocking new moves. It seems more like a style meter, then, that the player has to maintain rather than fill and expend. Alongside new characters, Resident Evil Village’s Mercenaries mode will also be getting a few new stages as well. All this and more will be available when the Resident Evil 8, Winters’ expansion launches October 28th.
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