Resident Evil Village has a cooking system where players will have to kill village animals to prepare meals. As revealed by Game Informant, protagonist Ethan Winters can kill animals around the world, taking them to a kitchen to be cooked as a stat boosting meal. Creatures such as fish, pigs, goats, and chickens can be dispatched in a less than human way (AKA shooting them), then the player can pick up these ingredients and take them to The Duke’s Kitchen.
The assortments of ingredients can be transformed by the Duke into special dishes offering permanent improvements to the player. For example, four poultry and one meat make a bird-and-beast pilaf, which has the advantage: “The damage taken while keeping is permanently reduced.” In addition to preparing food with The Duke, players will be able to purchase supplies and speak with The Duke’s Emporium armory to upgrade weapons. The village currency is called “Lei”, which is earned by killing enemies. In the other news of Resident Evil Village, discover everything for our exclusive news about the game here, as part of our IGN First coverage. The game’s multiplayer beta RE: Verse was recently suspended due to matchmaking issues.
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