On this page of the Resident Evil Village game guide, you will find a walkthrough for escaping the mine, during which Ethan can easily die. The following walkthrough will also describe where to meet a merchant, The Duke, for the first time and how to get inside the castle.
- Reaching the lever
- The escape scene in the mine
- Exit from the mine
- Duke - first encounter with the merchant
- Entrance to the Dimitrescu Castle
Reaching the lever
Ethan can use the path towards the castle after solving the gate puzzle in the Graveyard in the village that requires you to place 2 crests in it.
Ultimately, have to reach the lever shown in the picture. Pulling it off will make Heisenberg appear and to the capturing the main character. You have to watch all the cut scenes, during which you will meet all the main antagonists.
The escape scene in the mine
After the cut scenes, the escape through the mine will begin. Its most important is that the character can't fight because his hands are tied. This is fortunately not a problem, as this part is not very demanding.
The universal advice is that you should run without stopping. The escape route is linear, and you don't have to worry about getting lost along the way. Just make sure to turn left when you reach the small fork from the picture above because monsters will appear on the right path.
When you reach the small wooden barricade, press the interaction button to destroy it. Jump down and continue running. A monster with a hammer will stop the hero. You don't have to fear that Ethan will die because this is planned.
You will take a long ride down and fall into a room where a ceiling with spikes will begin to lower. Quickly destroy the wooden barricade and run without stopping.
In the next room, rotating spikes will turn on and start moving towards Ethan. This is the only problematic moment of the escape. You have to hide in the corner on the left - this is the only place where the spikes will not reach Ethan. Aditionally, the character will get rid of the handcuffs.
Before you leave, it's a good idea to collect loot from crates that have been destroyed by moving spikes.
Exit from the mine
You don't have to rush anymore because the monsters are no longer hunting Ethan. Follow the linear corridors until you reach a door to unlock.
You have to reach the lever once again, and this time, pulling it will not lead to any unpleasant consequences. Use the stairs to get to the surface.
Duke - first encounter with the merchant
Move towards the castle. Soon a merchant, the Duke, will make his first appearance, and he is a friend. You can buy equipment from the merchant, sell him unnecessary items (mostly Treasures that have no other use), and pay to upgrade the main character's weapons. Local currency, Lei (credits), is used for transactions.
You can find complete information and tips on the Duke on a separate page Duke - Merchant. You should definitely consider buying an Extra Baggage case to increase your inventory (if you have enough funds).
The Duke appears at various points in the game. Don't worry if you don't have the credit purchase items at Duke. You will not miss the opportunity, and the closest one will come during the exploration of Dimitrescu Castle.
Entrance to the Dimitrescu Castle
The entrance to the castle is to the right of where the Duke set up. It is not guarded in any way, and no puzzle needs to be solved either.