Since Resident Evil Village’s Showcase, the internet has been buzzing about Lady Dimitrescu. It’s not uncommon for the internet to lust over a villain. There are plenty of games where the villain has the most fanfare and attention from the fans, even more than the protagonist in some cases.
Tomonori Takano, the art director for Resident Evil Village, put out a statement:
For those who need the text for text-to-speech programs:
“Hi everyone, I’m Tomonori Takano, Art Director on Resident Evil Village. I wanted to use this opportunity to publicly reflect on the outpour of positivity we’ve received from the fans on our latest announcement. As a representative of the development team, thank you to all the fans who continue to follow us.
Most recently, Lady Dimitrescu and her daughters have received a fair amount of attention, far more than we anticipated. It’s great that they’re able to take the spotlight as icons of Resident Evil Village. Lady Dimitrescu, especially, has received much fanfare both domestically and overseas, which has made all of us in the development team extremely happy. I hear her height is something of interest. If you include her hat and high heels, she’s 2.9m (approximately 9’6”) tall.
These bewitching, vampiric characters are relentless in their pursuit of Ethan, and I can’t wait for you to meet them yourselves when you enter Castle Dimitrescu in May.”
The Internet’s Love For Lady Dimitrescu Is Loud And Clear
What Tomonori Takano is basically saying is he has seen how much the internet has come together to thirst over his creation, Lady Dimitrescu (and her daughters). There’s everything from fanart to cosplay (and everything in between). He confirms how tall Lady Dimistrescu really is since that seems to be where most of the attention is at.
If this doesn’t set the precedence for more objectively attractive villains in the future, then we don’t know what will. It might not be the best trend to follow, especially for those who don’t want their big spikey demon monster creatures to be replaced with sexy demon monsters, but you can’t deny it’s marketing gold. What do you think of Lady Dimitrescu from Resident Evil Village?
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