Resident Evil (also known as Biohazard in Japan and Southeast Asia) is a survival horror gaming franchise created by Capcom. The first Resident Evil dates all the way back to 1996, and the franchise has been going strong for almost 30 years. Resident Evil has nearly 60 playable games within its franchise thanks to main timeline games, remakes, and spin-offs. The continued popularity of this horror franchise marks it as one of the grandfathers of the survivor horror genre. Along with games like Silent Hill, Resident Evil helped revolutionize the way the world enjoyed horror games. The franchise became so popular, that it spawned multiple movie adaptations, television shows, comic books, and more. Resident Evil Village (aka Resident Evil 8) is the most current main-timeline game in the series.
Resident Evil Village Premise
The Resident Evil games are all about the continued war between humanity and the Umbrella Corporation. Throughout the series, Umbrella creates viruses that turn normal people into biological weapons. These viruses are responsible for creating a wide variety of living and undead weapons, from standard zombie viruses to more intricate viruses like Albert Wesker’s Uroboros and the Mold from Resident Evil 7 and Resident Evil Village.
Resident Evil Village continues the story of protagonist Ethan Winters, who was introduced in Resident Evil 7. After surviving the Baker Incident, Ethan marries his girlfriend, Mia, and they have a child, Rose, together. During the main story of Resident Evil Village, Ethan is fighting to get Rose back from Mother Miranda. In Village’s DLC, Shadows of Rose, Rose explores her father’s memories to better understand what happened when she was a baby.
Resident Evil Village Main Characters
As expected from a long-running series, there are dozens of recognizable names and faces in Resident Evil. Chris Redfield, Albert Wesker, Leon S. Kennedy, Ada Wong, and Jill Valentine are just a few of the many beloved characters in the franchise. Resident Evil Village focuses on Ethan Winters’ story. The Shadows of Rose DLC focuses on Rose’s story. Village doesn’t include every popular character in the franchise, but it does include one fan-favorite, Chris Redfield, alongside the new cast.
- Ethan Winters: Ethan is the main protagonist of Resident Evil 7 and Resident Evil Village. Both of these games take place from a first-person perspective, so fans don’t really know what Ethan looks like. Ethan has an enduring spirit that pushes him through impossible circumstances despite the odds. Ethan was unknowingly infected with the Mold during the events of Resident Evil 7, which resulted in him becoming more Mold than human.
- Chris Redfield: A former S.T.A.R.S. member and BSAA agent who has dedicated his life to fighting bioterrorism after Raccoon City. Chris has been involved with Ethan since the end of Resident Evil 7 when Chris saved him from the destruction of the Bakers’ swamp.
- Mia Winters: Mia is Ethan’s wife and she’s also the reason he got pulled into the events of Resident Evil 7. Mia worked with a shady organization that helped create the Mold that ended up infecting the Baker Family. Despite keeping this information from Ethan, he still married her and had Rose.
- Rose Winters: Rose is the daughter of Ethan and Mia and for the duration of Village, she’s a baby. Mother Miranda kidnaps her in order to use her to bring back her own daughter. During the Shadows of Rose DLC, Rose is a teenager attempting to understand what happened to her father. She also wants to rid herself of the strange power passed down to her from her father’s infection from the Mold.
- Lady Alcina Dimitrescu: Lady Dimitrescu is probably the most recognizable antagonist in Resident Evil Village. Dimitrescu stands at nearly 10 feet tall and her mutation has turned her into something similar to a vampire. She lives in a beautiful castle with her daughters and she is notorious for hating men. Lady Dimitrescu is the first of Mother Miranda’s four lieutenants that players encounter.
- Karl Heisenberg: Heisenberg is the other popular villain in Village. Unlike Dimitrescu, Heisenberg’s mutation from the Cadou virus didn’t change much about his appearance. As one of Mother Miranda’s four lieutenants, he’s the only one who actually holds a grudge against Miranda.
- Salvatore Moreau: Moreau is another of Miranda’s lieutenants and out of the four, his appearance is definitely the most grotesque. His mutation disfigured him beyond recognition, which has led to him isolating himself more than the others. Not much is known about his past, but there is speculation that before he joined Miranda, he might have been a physician.
- Donna Beneviento: Beneviento is Mother Miranda’s final lieutenant and before her mutation, she was a doll maker. Beneviento still has an obsession with dolls and has the ability to control them thanks to her mutation. Her encounter is probably the most terrifying in the game because it forces the player to navigate her home in the dark, dodging her dolls with no way to fight back, while never actually seeing her.
- Mother Miranda: Mother Miranda is the main antagonist of Resident Evil Village and the reason the Cadou virus exists. Her research was all in the name of reviving her dead daughter, which led her to kidnap Rose as part of her experiment. Miranda is how Village connects to the rest of the Resident Evil universe. At one point, Miranda was partners with Oswell E. Spencer, the founder of Umbrella. Spencer ended up parting ways with her because Miranda only wanted to bring back her daughter, but Spencer’s goals were on a much larger scale.
Resident Evil Titles in the Series
The Resident Evil franchise contains nearly 60 games in total. The original 1996 Resident Evil, remakes, remasters, spin-off games, and games that aren’t considered canon make up this massive catalog. For the sake of this list, let’s look at the main-timeline games that Capcom considers part of the current Resident Evil timeline.
- Resident Evil (1996) – Resident Evil received two remasters, one released in 2002, and one released in 2015. Neither of these remasters was a full-fledged remake, though.
- Resident Evil 2 (1998)
- Resident Evil 2 Remake (2019) – The remake is the game that Capcom now considers canon because it did change some things from the original.
- Resident Evil 3 (1999)
- Resident Evil 3 Remake (2020) – The remake is the game that Capcom now considers canon because it did change some things from the original.
- Resident Evil: Survivor (2000)
- Resident Evil — Code: Veronica (2000)
- Resident Evil Zero (2002)
- Resident Evil 4 (2005)
- Resident Evil 4 Remake (2023) – The remake is the game that Capcom now considers canon because it did change some things from the original.
- Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles (2007)
- Resident Evil 5 (2009) – Most fans assume this will be the next Resident Evil title to receive a remake.
- Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles (2009)
- Resident Evil 6 (2012)
- Resident Evil: Revelations (2012)
- Resident Evil: Revelations 2 (2015)
- Umbrella Corps (2016)
- Resident Evil 7: Biohazard (2017)
- Resident Evil Village (2021) – This game may also be referred to as Resident Evil 8.
Resident Evil Village: Shadows of Rose Cheat Codes
Most Resident Evil games have a game shop that allows players to earn tokens by playing the game and completing challenges. Resident Evil shops include purchasable items like game models of characters and monsters, new guns, and even cheat-like gameplay like infinite ammo. Players obtain tokens for completing various objectives throughout the game.
For example, Resident Evil Village allows players to unlock infinite ammo for any gun that the Duke can upgrade. In order to unlock infinite ammo, players will need to buy every upgrade and modification from The Duke’s Emporium for the guns they want to give infinite ammo. Players can buy the infinite ammo upgrade from Resident Evil Village’s Extra Content Shop once the gun is fully upgraded. In order to unlock infinite ammo for every gun, players will need to fully upgrade every single weapon that has an infinite ammo option.
Unfortunately, the Shadows of Rose DLC didn’t add much to the Extra Content Shop. When the DLC dropped, players could purchase the fan-favorite Mercenaries mode from the shop for 10 CP. That was the only real update to the shop, though. Shadows of Rose didn’t receive any infinite ammo upgrades and it doesn’t even have a New Game+ option. If players want to replay the DLC, they’ll have to do it without any saved progression.
Resident Evil’s Extra Content Shop rewards players for playing the game, removing the need for many cheat codes. Rather than input a cheat code, players will be able to unlock the overpowered rewards that they want by playing. The Shadows of Rose DLC doesn’t have much to offer the Extra Content Shop. There are also no easy-to-use cheats to make the Shadows of Rose experience smoother.
Resident Evil Village: Shadows of Rose Cheat Codes FAQs
While Resident Evil Village: Shadows of Rose doesn’t have official cheat codes to make the game easier or more customizable, the game does contain plenty of puzzles. In good, old Resident Evil fashion, these puzzles are designed to stump players and force them to double back and explore. Not only do these mechanics add playtime to the game, but they can also uncover secrets the player originally overlooked.
What is the code for the Shadows of Rose?
This FAQ refers to a cabinet in the basement of House Beneviento. Players will need to find the combination to a 6-digit lock. In order to find the combination, players will need to investigate various areas and items in the basement. The first number will be on the back of a drawing that depicts a girl cutting open a teddy bear. The second number is located on a jar inside of a locker. The next two numbers are printed on a framed picture on one of the bookshelves. Players will find the final two numbers painted on the floor beneath the desk covered with books.
The combination is: 024466
Is there infinite ammo in Shadows of Rose?
No, Shadows of Rose doesn’t have any infinite ammo. This was a huge disappointment to players after Resident Evil 7’s DLCs had similar unlockable content.
How do I get the gold mask in Shadows of Rose?
In order for players to retrieve the gold mask in the music room, they will need to clear three bulbs to bypass the goop surrounding it. On the right side of the room, near the stage, players will find a bulb to clear on the balcony overhead. This will drop a piano that Rose can climb on. Once on the piano, Rose can cross to the center of the room, where she can clear the second bulb. This will create a path upstairs, where players will find the third bulb on the balcony, behind an enemy. As Rose clears bulbs, enemies spawn, so it’s important to deal with them so she isn’t overrun. Another piano drops and exposes the gold mask once Rose clears the bulbs.
How do you get past the dolls in Shadows of Rose?
Once Rose completes the doll puzzle in the Beneviento House’s basement, she’s forced into a Game of Statues. During this portion of the game, multiple mannequins will follow Rose when she’s not looking at them. Players will need to keep an eye on them to keep them from moving, but they will also have to look away to trick the mannequins into moving to locations where the player wants them. This section is unnerving but more or less straightforward.
After the Game of Statues, Rose will have to evade numerous dolls. This section is trickier, but it’s important that the dolls never see Rose. Players can avoid the dolls by paying attention to the light in front of them. Never step into it. Rose will be able to drop numerous cages that will distract the dolls, allowing her to slip by while they investigate the cages. There are plenty of great walkthrough videos on how to navigate House Beneviento.
Can you play Shadows of Rose without beating the game?
It’s not a good idea to play the Shadows of Rose DLC before completing Resident Evil Village’s main game. Shadows of Rose takes place 16 years after the events of Village. It’s designed to be a final resolution for the Winters family. Without playing the base game, players will have little understanding of what’s actually happening.
Is Shadows of Rose replayable?
Yes, the Shadows of Rose DLC is replayable, but not much will change. Once all the collectibles are found, there’s little reason to replay it for anything other than enjoying the story. There are no challenge goals to work toward.
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