Resident Evil Village: How To Pronounce Lady Dimitrescu, According To Capcom

Resident Evil Village Lady Dimitrescu

Based on everything we’ve seen thus far, Resident Evil Village is currently one of the most exciting RE games in quite a while with the eighth entry sporting some gorgeous next-gen visuals, a dark and mysterious narrative, and a creative array of horrifying enemies. Head and shoulders above the rest is none other than Village’s “tall vampire lady,” a.k.a. Lady Dimitrescu, who has captured the attention of seemingly the entire internet and (therefore) prominently features in much of the game’s marketing.

Even as the towering matriarch is the arguable face of Resident Evil Village, trouble has recently brewed regarding the exact pronunciation of Dimitrescu, which was largely thought to be a phonetic “Di-mi-tres-ku.” However, the recent Resident Evil Showcase boggled minds with a different pronunciation, with the skyscraping succubus being referred to as Lady “Di-mi-treesk” – with no “u” sound – by event host Brittney Brombacher. As one might expect, fans were one to express their collective confusion on Twitter.

With explanations ranging from simple mispronunciation to audio errors with the stream, Resident Evil Village fans have been alight trying to pinpoint what this new pronunciation may mean, and whether or not they’ve been saying Lady Dimitrescu wrong this entire time. Well, after receiving a few queries of her own, Brombacher revealed that “Di-mi-treesk” was not a mistake on her part and that Capcom had actually informed and approved this new pronunciation before the RE Showcase took place.

As Dimitrescu is a real-world name with a traditional pronunciation – at least in its native Romania – this new way of referring to the lusted undead lady may be tough for some to acclimate ahead of the Resident Evil Village launch. However, as Lady Dimitrescu doesn’t seem to be one who follows convention, it might be a bit more fitting the titanic vampire doesn’t adopt common name pronunciations either. With all this in mind, fans will be able to hear “Dimitrescu” for themselves when Village releases next month, or possibly even earlier in an upcoming demo.

Resident Evil Village is confirmed to release for PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S on May 7th.

What do you think? Are you shocked you may have been saying Lady Dimitrescu’s name wrong, or were you one of the many online that have developed their own nickname for Resident Evil Village’s vampire lady? Let us know in the comments below and be sure to follow Don’t Feed the Gamers on Twitter and Facebook to be informed of the latest gaming and entertainment news 24 hours a day! For more RE headlines recently featured on DFTG, check out these next few news stories:

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Phone-browsing Wikipedia in one hand and clutching his trusty controller in the other, the legendary Eric Hall spreads his wealth of knowledge as a writer for Don't Feed the Gamers. Be sure to catch his biweekly "Throwback Thursday" segment for a nostalgic look at trivia from the past.


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