Resident Evil Village has already done a fine job in stoking the hype fires for its upcoming release. With a morally grey Chris Redfield, a terrifying new locale, a fan-pleasing demo, and the big ol’ Ascot hat of Lady Dimitrescu, fans are already frothing for the latest installment of Capcom’s legendary horror franchise.

But to really send the fanbase into maximum overdrive you just need three words: Resident Evil Four.

Capcom producer Peter Fabiano certainly had his marketing head on in a recent interview with Official PlayStation Magazine. Not only did Fabino state that Resident Evil Village was shaping up to be “the best Survival Horror game to date”, but the developer also noted that the new sequel drew much influence and inspiration from 2005’s Resident Evil 4, a title still considered by many fans to be the finest Resident Evil release of all time.

“You’ll notice we took a lot of inspiration from Resident Evil 4,” said Fabiano to OPM. “The team has put a ton of effort into creating a truly authentic feel. There are plenty of surprises to keep you on your toes; players will find a balance of combat, exploration, and puzzle solving.”

Resident Evil Village takes inspiration from Resident Evil 4 screenshot

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Source: Destructoid Resident Evil Village takes inspiration from Resident Evil 4