Resident Evil Village is a thrill trip of a recreation, taking gamers by a collection of wealthy environments and battles with distinct, memorable bosses. There’s quite a lot of element to decide aside and look at within the recreation, however I’m caught on one query: Why does Karl Heisenberg, a Lord of a extremely cursed Romanian village, know that Chris Redfield punched a boulder whereas inside an energetic volcano one time?

[Ed. note: This article contains spoilers for Resident Evil Village.]

OK, let’s rewind in order that query makes a bit extra sense. In Resident Evil 5, gamers management Chris Redfield as he hunts down his longtime nemesis, Albert Wesker. Wesker is in the course of pulling off the nefarious plan of releasing a lethal virus with the objective of “complete global saturation.” It’s up to Chris and his new accomplice Sheva to cease Wesker, and nothing can get of their manner. Nothing features a large boulder, main to this unbelievable scene from Resident Evil historical past.

Wow! Impressive. The boulder punching scene is notorious amongst Resident Evil followers, as a result of it’s the right instance of the campy, action-heavy facet of the franchise. Over time, that criticism has change into extra delicate, and it’s extra seemingly to be celebrated as a beautiful, tacky second. Fans joke about Chris Redfield and his completely large weapons on a regular basis now, and Village reinforces that.

For occasion, Karl Heisenberg calls Chris Redfield a “boulder-punching asshole,” which is unbelievable.

There are mainly three prospects right here, and all of them are superb. The first is that Chris Redfield has instructed everybody he punched a boulder, which is an inexpensive factor to brag about. The second is that an eyewitness like Sheva, or somebody reviewing drone footage, noticed Chris Redfield punch a boulder and determined that everybody wanted to hear about it. The third chance is that Chris Redfield punches boulders on the common, so even when nobody noticed him do it in Africa, he’s undoubtedly accomplished so in Norway or Manitoba, and everybody simply has to take care of the aftermath of that.

Overall, Chris Redfield is likely one of the most fascinating (and amusing) elements of Village. While Ethan Winters is thrown right into a chaotic state of affairs with no preparation, Chris is aware of what’s up from the beginning. He kicks off the occasions of the sport by breaking into Ethan’s home and capturing Mia Winters a minimum of a dozen instances.

He has a purpose for that, which you uncover later within the recreation, however he doesn’t inform Ethan what’s up regardless of having a number of alternatives to accomplish that. In truth, he appears vaguely irritated that Ethan’s upset over the entire wife-shooting factor. There’s a bit within the recreation the place you get to management Chris, and it’s like somebody sneaked a bit Call of Duty broccoli into the Village brownies.

It takes quite a lot of work for a online game character to stay compelling over 25 years, however Chris Redfield retains issues contemporary. Why is he so big? Is that coat customized tailor-made? Seriously, what’s up with the boulder incident? These are questions that followers can ponder as we look ahead to extra info on Resident Village and Capcom’s post-launch plans for the sport.

We’ve reached out to Capcom to higher perceive Chris Redfield’s boulder-punching legacy in Resident Evil canon and can replace this story when the corporate responds