Resident Evil Village Map Shows Off Four Distinct Locales For You To Visit
Outside of Castle Dimitrescu, you'll have other spooky areas to slowly slink through in Resident Evil Village.
Resident Evil Village's in-game map has been revealed, showing off four distinct locales that you'll visit when exploring the game's new European-inspired setting. As with the previous game, this doesn't necessarily mean you will be exploring them all for an equal amount of time.
The map, revealed by IGN, shows that Castle Dimitrescu is just one of four areas that you'll be surviving through during the game's runtime. This is similar in style to Resident Evil 7, which had a large focus on the Baker household but expanded beyond that later in its story. The other locales aren't named, but do feature images depicting a windmill, reservoir, and factory.
Speaking to IGN, director Morimasa Sato explains that each new area will introduce new mechanics and dangers for you to compete with, like how Resident Evil 4 continued varying its gameplay as you travelled to new areas.
"When you hear the word 'village', you might imagine quaint houses lined up along a street, but that's not really enough to make a video game out of," Sato says. "Especially in a horror game, I think it's important to keep providing new experiences along the way. Within the village, it's important to keep delivering new surprises to the player."
One of the other big mysteries around Village is Mother Miranda, the antagonist that Lady Dimitrescu is seen talking to in previous gameplay trailers. Sato wasn't open to discussing Mother Miranda further, instead teasing that she will be an important character for players to discover for themselves. A new screenshot does give us a first look at the character, albeit a vague one.
"For Mother Miranda, I think it's better for the players to find out for themselves by playing the game. But I'll say this: Mother Miranda and the inner side of her character are extremely important factors in the game," Sato concluded.
Resident Evil Village launches for Xbox Series X|S, PS5, PC, Xbox One, and PS4 on May 7. Capcom recently revealed some footage of the game running on a PS4 Pro. If you're looking for more Lady Dimitrescu content, a former Russian Olympian has produced probably the closest cosplay to date for the new antagonist.
And if you picked up Resident Evil Village, then be sure to check out our guides roundup, which includes our spoiler-free walkthrough, essential beginner's tips, treasure guide, and more. Otherwise, read up on why you should start the game on hardcore difficulty.