Resident Evil Village is a tense, terrifying struggle for survival, so you need all the tools at your disposal. While in most Resident Evil games that means grabbing a shotgun and stockpiling as much ammo as will fit in your tiny pockets, but what about the tools on your side of the screen? Capcom’s latest dive into darkness is made all the more enjoyable if you’ve got the right gear for the job, so here’s some choice pickups to get equipped with before you take a trip to the Village.
Cloud Flight S
Whether embarking on your journey on PC or PlayStation, the HyperX Cloud Flight S is the perfect companion if you want to truly immerse yourself. Completely wireless (with wireless Qi charging to boot) and so comfortable, you may find yourself forgetting that you even have them on. And with 7.1 surround sound and volume controls right on the earcup, you don’t have to fiddle around with audio settings to lose yourself in the game’s great dynamic soundscape. Ideal for situations late at night when you’ve killed the lights and you want to hear every eerie twig snap, but everyone else in the house doesn’t. (However, please be aware that it won’t mute your own screams.)
For PC players, the fast response times of mouse aiming will come in handy when you find yourself in a sticky situation surrounded by angry monsters. With a native 16,000 DPI Pixart 3389 sensor and a low-latency wireless connection, the HyperX Pulsefire Dart is precise, and you won’t have to worry about yanking a cable free when you recoil in fright. Snap shots and quick turns to check your six are even easier with polished skates and the padded leatherette sides means that you’ll have a nice, more comfortable grip. With 50 hours of battery life on a single charge*, and an optional cable so you can play while charging, you won’t have to fear your trusty pointer pal dipping out before you find the next safe room.
Alloy Elite 2
Responsiveness is key to dodging your way out of trouble, and the mechanical switches of the HyperX Alloy Elite 2 ensure as soon as you feel breath on the back of your neck you can be out of harm’s way. Short travel time and actuation distance on the linear HyperX Red switches mean key presses are fast, and because they’re guaranteed for up to 80 million presses, you can feel free to spam inputs to your heart’s content. It’s perfect for those moments when you find yourself and Lady Dimitrescu getting a little too close for comfort. The RGB backlighting and pre-installed translucent pudding keycaps also work great as a convenient nightlight if you do want to play in the dark...but maybe not just entirely.
With all this great gear you should be ready to explore the noble houses of Resident Evil Village without too much fear.
*Tested on default lighting. Battery life varies based on usage and computing conditions.