For a few months now, Capcom has slowly trickled information on Resident Evil Village into the ether of the internet. Interviews, leaks, and more have tantalized waiting fans that want answers sooner rather than later.
Recently, a piece of promotional material made the rounds in fan circles, one that seemed to portray a masked villain of unknown origin. A few theories announced, but the most prominent one was that this figure was the Mother Miranda that Lady Dimitrescu was keen to please.
Now, Capcom has confirmed as such, unveiling new screenshots of the game. In one, we see a religious painting that depicts none other than the enigmatic Mother Miranda herself.
According to art director Tomonori Takano, crows not only give inspiration for Miranda’s design, but also are an aesthetic choice throughout.
The mask resembles a crow’s beak. As a symbol of horror, crows function as a theme for Village in its entirety as well, and they appear in the actual game. Since she has a symbolic role within the village, we implemented that same design theme for Mother Miranda.Tomonori Takano to IGN
Interviewers over at IGN also tried to get more information on the matriarchal leader of this mysterious order from Resident Evil Village director Morimasa Sato, but he was tight-lipped, insisting that players should discover all of her secrets for themselves. Instead, he teased that Miranda and “the inner side of her character” will play pivotal roles in the narrative.
So far, that’s all we know when it comes to Mother Miranda. However, players will join Ethan in his struggle against her and her forces when Resident Evil Village finally drops on May 7th.