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RE8 Merges With Castlevania in This Fantastic 16-Bit Crossover

By Rachael Fiddis

October 6, 2021

You even get to come face to face with a 16-bit version of Lady Dimitrescu and her spooky castle.

I really enjoyed my playthrough of Resident Evil: Village. Even though there were parts that made me jump, (giant baby anyone?) I was pretty proud of myself for getting through what I classed as a “scary game”. Those long dimly lit hallways of Castle Dimitrescu that are thickly soaked in fear and tension, awaiting for Lady D to appear at any moment.

Never would I have thought that a 16-bit version of the game would offer up the same, dare I say it, even better aesthetic as the main game does coupled in with a crossover of the classic Castlevania.

Resident Evil Village – Launch Trailer

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Made by the talented Florin Oco, this genius mishmash that incorporates a retro version of Ethan, Castle Dimitrescu, ghouls and flying “daughter” vampires, is honestly so good that I desperately want to play it right now.

As you can see from the gameplay video, the opening may seem familiar to Castlevania fans as it’s taken straight from the games first level but with a big pitch of Resident Evil: Village. The smashing of the lanterns and chandeliers to get ammo looks so satisfying and you can even break the windows making this simple game extremely detailed.

Right at the end of the gameplay video, Ethan is seen in a boss fight which he wins and then heads up the stairs. Unfortunately for him, he ends up losing his head as it rolls down the stairs. The culprit? Well, the one and only Lady Dimitrescu of course as she smokes a cigarette. Classic.

You can check out Florin Oco’s other videos over on YouTube that consist of an entire range of games they have created.

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Rachael Fiddis
@Irish_Soulful

Rachael, who is Deputy Editor & Head of Stakeholder Relations, has been gaming for many years. Some of her favourite video games include The Witcher 3 and The Last of Us but also loves a good indie title. Gaming Culture is where her heart lies and spends many hours sieving through gaming fan art and cosplay displays. Other than gaming, Rachael is a book nerd and music lover.

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