Resident Evil Village villains become cute puppets in latest trailer

As the May 7 release of Resident Evil Village draws closer, Capcom is pulling out all the stops in its promotional campaign. The latest chapter of which is a prequel video introducing four of its villains, in puppet form.

The adorable, entirely Japanese puppet show features tall vampire Lady Dimitrescu, chainsaw engineer Heisenberg, the mysterious Salvatore Moreau, and also Angie, who is actually a puppet in the videogame and presumably the reason for the otherwise unusual theme. The four characters sing and paint and perform violence that's abstracted with glittery streamers standing in for blood spray.

It's deeply strange and kind of wonderful. I hope that at least some of this energy is present in the actual game. If that one episode of Angel can make transforming vampires into Muppets work, I'm sure Resident Evil can.

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Jody Macgregor
Weekend/AU Editor

Jody's first computer was a Commodore 64, so he remembers having to use a code wheel to play Pool of Radiance. A former music journalist who interviewed everyone from Giorgio Moroder to Trent Reznor, Jody also co-hosted Australia's first radio show about videogames, Zed Games. He's written for Rock Paper Shotgun, The Big Issue, GamesRadar, Zam, Glixel, Five Out of Ten Magazine, and, whose cheques with the bunny logo made for fun conversations at the bank. Jody's first article for PC Gamer was about the audio of Alien Isolation, published in 2015, and since then he's written about why Silent Hill belongs on PC, why Recettear: An Item Shop's Tale is the best fantasy shopkeeper tycoon game, and how weird Lost Ark can get. Jody edited PC Gamer Indie from 2017 to 2018, and he eventually lived up to his promise to play every Warhammer videogame.