How ‘the tall vampire lady from Resident Evil Village was designed to be so cursed … tall

“Personally, comments like, ‘I want her to chase me’ caught my attention.”


For whatever reason, people are particularly … let’s call it “impressed” by a main character in the next Resident Evil Villagethe height, the stature and … let’s call it “general atmosphere”. Lady Dimitrescu, a main vampire antagonist in the latest installment in the long-running survival horror franchise, has captured the interest of pop culture since we first saw her. It prompted memes, questions, and a great, great, very great response. The game’s art director Tomonori takano Dimitrescu recently revealed that he is 9’6 “tall, which is … huge. Now, in an interview with IGN, Takano has revealed more about the design inspiration and goals of Lady Dimitrescu, the mother of everyone’s favorite hulking vampire den.


From the jump, Village it was going to be different from the others Demonic resident game in its use of vampires, werewolves and medieval imagery, unlike the contemporary zombies that occupied the previous games. As he explained, “We analyzed the characters and elements of the Demonic resident series so far to see if they were really scary or if they had become so mainstream that they lost their effectiveness in scaring gamers … I tried to forget the design logic of the past and started thinking about the best ways to create fear. . But Takano wanted to make sure his team wasn’t “limited by how vampires have been portrayed in various forms of popular entertainment.” Instead of traditional gothic imagery, he infused “Great Depression-era elements into the overall design. “He also wanted Lady Dimitrescu and her vampire coven to be ‘spellbinding’, drawing on eclectic sources like blood-soaked serial killer Elizabeth Báthory, Japanese creepypasta ghost Hasshaku-sama, and of course, Angelica houston in The Addams Family.

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But also from the jump, Takano knew that his vampire lady was going to be very tall. “The first piece of concept art that I drew was the scene in the trailer where Lady Dimitrescu crouches through the door,” he explained. “From that moment on, I knew I had to do that scene.” Takano is pleased that the response from fans has been so vocal: “I don’t think anyone [on the team] could have predicted how wonderfully fans have reacted to Lady Dimitrescu. Personally, I was particularly impressed by comments like, ‘I want her to chase me. Hmm yeah, Takano, I’m not sure why someone would say something like that about her.

And if you’re a fan of Lady Dimitrescu and can’t wait to see what else is happening in the game, Takano has plenty of surprises for you: “What we’ve shown so far: Lady Dimitrescu, the village and the castle – covers just one section of Resident Evil Village. We have prepared many other items that created a much bigger experience than Resident Evil 7 Biohazard. ”

Resident Evil Village arrives on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X / S, and PC on May 7, 2021.

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