All the while, the player character explores their surroundings from a first-person perspective.
A montage of shorter clips offer some key takeaways; namely, villagers banding together to defend themselves from something evil lurking in the woods, and some sort of strange ritual is taking place.
Later, a villager transforms into a beast of sorts and lets out a primal roar out a bestial roar before the game’s title is then revealed, a clever mashup of “Resident Evil Village” and “Resident Evil VIII.”
As if this wasn’t enough, there’s one more scene after this revelation that’s particularly interesting. In it, Ethan is left to watch as Chris Redfield shots his wife, Mia, for an unknown reason. He apologizes to Ethan, leaving the shocked man to cry out “Why?” in agony.