A new Resident Evil Village gameplay video has revealed how the game’s upgrade systems work.
The Game Informer video below shows how players can hunt animals for ingredients like fish, meat, and poultry that can be combined to cook up permanent upgrades for Ethan Winters in The Duke’s Kitchen, such as reducing damage taken by shielding.
Some larger animals, such as wild boars and rams, will defend themselves when attacked, so players will have to decide whether it is worth the reward risking precious ammo to kill them.
Weapons can be upgraded using Lei, Resident Evil Village’s in-game currency, which can be obtained from fallen enemies, who also sometimes drop valuables that can be sold for cash. Treasures hidden around the world, such as crystals, can also be exchanged with The Duke for Lei.
The currency can be used to purchase supplies, including extra luggage for inventory items, ammo, medicine, and weapons like pipe bombs and mines.
Capcom will be holding a Resident Evil presentation on April 15 at 3 p.m. PT / 6 p.m. ET / 11 p.m. BST.
The event promises to include a new trailer and gameplay, “along with a few other surprises as well.”
Capcom is likely to announce the details of the release of a Resident Evil Village game demo that will be available on all platforms.
Resident Evil Village will launch on May 7 for PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X / S, Xbox One, PC, and Stadia.