For many players, the opening hours of Resident Evil Village is the highlight of the entire experience. As you wander through her maze of castles and avoid mutant prisoners hidden in the dungeon, avoiding Madame Dimitrescu is one of the best Resident Evil of the past decade. Come and see, a huge castle run by a vampire is reminiscent of the first level of another Japanese game, Castlevania. A developer named OcO created a 2D “demake” that turned Castle Dimitrescu into a tribute to Dracula’s original homeland presented in the original 1986 action platform game.
About “Residentvania” itch.io page, OcO pointed out that the development took two months, and their work on all custom pixel art assets did show off. As the 2D version of Village’s favorite wife, Ethan Winters, you will walk through dilapidated towns, past the duke and his commercial car, and enter the well-ventilated Dimitrescu castle, full of mutant servants and werewolves. The only thing I can complain about is that all audio comes from a free sound library, not a chip-based thing like the NES Castlevania provides.
However, Ethan’s ability is much stronger this time. Like Simon Belmont, he can attack enemies with a knife or shoot from a distance. The gameplay is very simple, jumping between the basic platform and the battle, but I dig into how it reproduces the atmosphere of Resident Evil and Castlevania. The second main stage is set in the dungeon of Dimitrescu Castle, where mutant servants appear in the shadows and unlock the cells, just like the original sequence.
The last major sequence puts you against one of Mrs. D’s vampire daughters. I like how the player in the video broke a nearby window to bathe the vampire in the sun, causing him to cause physical harm to her until she exploded into pieces. Unfortunately for Ethan, a moderate and luxurious Madame Dimitrescu appeared and quickly cut off his head, and then took a sip of her cigar.
The whole process takes about five minutes, but if you like to see modern video games being reimagined into a retro style, then check it out.You can also view OcO’s itch.io profile Check out other 2D pixel art games they made.