Woman Dimitrescu, the towering 9’6” vampire villain from Resident Evil Village, has forged a shadow over social media since followers realised she’s, effectively, actually tall. It’s in all probability the perfect advertising writer Capcom might ever have hoped for – however did it predict such an, ahem, thirsty response? In keeping with artwork director Tomonori Takano, it’s all fairly stunning.
“I do not suppose anybody [on the team] might have predicted how splendidly followers have reacted to Woman Dimitrescu,” he mentioned, as a part of an interview with IGN. “Personally, I used to be notably struck by feedback like, ‘I need to be chased by her.’” Perhaps Takano is simply shocked to study that the Web has the very same fetish.
There’s extra to Woman Dimitrescu than simply her body, nonetheless – she’s not likely your typical vampire. Her trend sense is extra Edwardian than outright gothic, and whereas her yellow eyes give her otherworldly attributes, she’s glamorous – a current trailer exhibits her making use of make-up, for instance! That is all, in fact, by design.
“Within the early phases of planning, we selected going with [a] fortress and vampires motif,” Takano continued. “Nevertheless, we didn’t need to be constrained by how vampires have been portrayed in numerous types of widespread leisure.” Woman Dimitrescu, then, is extra seductive and stylish – she’s apparently impressed by real-world folks like Elizabeth Báthory, a 16th-century Hungarian serial killer.
Capcom’s artwork division is among the many greatest within the enterprise, so it’s no actual shock that it’s managed to seize the creativeness of players but once more with one other memorable character design. Woman Dimitrescu stardom is considerably unprecedented, although – it’s going to be fascinating to study extra about her when the sport launches later this yr.