An eagle-eyed gamer saw the lyrics to one of Radiohead’s songs on a discreet item in the Resident Evil Village demo.
Ahead of its full release, Capcom released a one-hour demo for Resident Evil Village, allowing players to get a taste of what’s to come in the iconic horror franchise. Of course, many fans weren’t satisfied with the 60-minute timer given to them to explore the demo, which resulted in PC gamers developing mods and other methods so they could spend more time in the game. One of those users, Harry101UK On Reddit, he found a strange reference to the band Radiohead when he did this.
Towards the end of the demo, in a truck garage, players can find what appears to be a bottle of bleach along with other inconspicuous items. However, upon closer inspection, some of the lyrics to Radiohead’s hit “Creep” can be found written on the side of this bleach bottle: “When you were here before / I couldn’t look you in the eye / You’re just like an angel / Your skin makes me cry / You float like a feather / In a beautiful world / You are so special / I wish I was special “.
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The user who found this inexplicable Easter egg confirmed on Reddit that they used a mod to pause the 60-minute timer in their demo, allowing them as much time as they wanted to move around the playable area. Such a small reference would only have been found through mods like this, as it is highly unlikely that non-mod players would have spent enough time searching the level for details as well hidden as this.
So far, it seems like this is just a fun reference with no deeper meaning in the game. One of the game’s designers is likely a big fan of Radiohead. However, it could be a nod to the downright creepy way some fans have reacted to the images and images of one of the game’s antagonists, the giant vampire Lady Dimitrescu. Alternatively, maybe “Creep” is just a song that one of the designers imagines you enjoy. That said, Harry101UK also mentioned that the texture and visibility of objects up close were “pretty bad”, questioning how intentional the lettering is left on the bottle.
If reactions to Resident Evil Village So far they are an indication, players are likely to spend as much time searching the game for more Easter eggs and hidden mysteries as they are discovering what is happening in the titular village. Capcom is no stranger to leaving nods to its previous games peppered throughout new releases, and apparently happy to reference real-world music as well.
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