Resident Evil Village has a cooking system where players will have to kill the animals in the village to make meals.
As revealed by Game Informer, protagonist Ethan Winters can kill animals in the world take them to a kitchen to be cooked up into stat-enhancing meals. Creatures such as fish, pigs, goats and chickens can be dispatched in a less-than-humane fashion (AKA shooting them), and then the player can pick up those ingredients and take them to The Duke’s Kitchen.
Ingredient assortments can be turned by The Duke into special dishes which offer permanent upgrades to the player. For example, four Poultry and one Meat makes a Bird and Beast Pilaf, which provides the benefit: “Damage taken when guarding decreases permanently.”
As well as making food with The Duke, players will be able to buy supplies and talk with the Gunsmithy at The Duke’s Emporium to upgrade weapons. The currency in Village is called ‘Lei’, which is earned from killing enemies.
In other Resident Evil Village news, check out all of our new and exclusive info about the game here, as part of our IGN First coverage. The beta of the game’s multiplayer mode RE: Verse was recently suspended due to matchmaking issues.
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