Resident Evil Village demo hides a Radiohead Easter egg
An eagle-eyed gamer spotted the lyrics to one of Radiohead’s songs left on an inconspicuous piece of the Resident Evil Village demo.
Prior to its full release, Capcom rolled out a one-hour demo to Resident Evil Village, giving players a taste of what’s to come in the iconic horror franchise. Of course, many fans weren’t happy with the 60 minute timer they were given to explore the demo, leading PC gamers to develop mods and other methods so they could spend more time. in-game. One of those users, Harry101UK on Reddit, found a bizarre reference to the Radiohead group when he did this.
Towards the end of the demo, in a truck garage, players might find what looks like a bottle of bleach alongside other inconspicuous items. On closer inspection, however, some of the lyrics from Radiohead’s hit “Creep” can be found written on the side of that bottle of bleach: “When you were here before / I couldn’t look you in the eye. / like an angel / Your skin makes me cry / You float like a feather / In a beautiful world / You are so special / I wish I was special. “
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The user who found this unexplained Easter egg confirmed on Reddit that he used a mod to pause his demo’s 60-minute timer, giving him as much time as he wanted to move around in the playable area. Such a small benchmark would only have been found thanks to mods like this, as it is highly unlikely that players without mods have spent enough time going through the level for details as well hidden as this one.
So far, it seems like this is just a fun reference without a deeper in-game meaning. Chances are one of the game’s designers is just a huge Radiohead fan. However, it might be a nod to the downright frightening way some fans reacted to the footage and images of one of the game’s antagonists, the giant vampire Lady Dimitrescu. Alternatively, maybe “Creep” is just a song one of the designers imagines her enjoying. That being said, Harry101UK also mentioned how “pretty bad” the texture and visibility of objects up close was, questioning how intentional the lyrics left on the bottle are.
If the reactions to Resident Evil Village So far, players will likely spend as much time scouring the game for Easter eggs and hidden mysteries as they do figuring out what’s going on in the titular village. Capcom is no stranger to nodding to its previous games sprinkled with new releases, and apparently it’s happy to refer to real-world music as well.
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