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Oco explained why they wanted to recreate this fan game in this style saying: “The first thing I thought while playing Resident Evil: Village was how much it reminded me of Castlevania, so I thought I’d make a mash-up of the two. I chose the first level of the original Castlevania for NES, mixed in with the Castle Dimitrescu section of RE: Village.”
The gameplay uploaded to YouTube by Oco showcases the Castlevania-inspired adventure and features Ethan exploring the Castle Dimitrescu while slashing and shooting his way through enemies, including one of Lady Dimitrescu’s three daughters. Lady D herself even makes an appearance.
The game takes around 5-10 minutes to complete and can be played using either a keyboard and mouse or an Xbox gamepad.
Residentvania took around 2 months to make using Gamemaker Studio, according to the developer, and every asset was custom made. As it’s a fan-created game, it cannot be sold so it’s available to download for free on itch.io.
This isn’t the only game Oco has made. The itch.io developer has previously created a number of original pixel games as well as several character packs and assets.