Shadows of Rose (シャドウズ オブ ローズ Shadōzu obu rōzu ) is a DLC story mode exclusive to Resident Evil Village: Gold Edition. It was announced at Capcom's E3 presentation in June 2021, and will be made available with the rest of Gold Edition on 28 October 2022. The game mode is inspired by a cut addendum to the Village story mode in which the player was to briefly take the role of Rose. Like with the main game, Shadows of Rose's script was created in collaboration between Japanese and English-speaking writers; Capcom developed the story outline, with writer Haris Orkin providing native English dialogue.
16 years after the events of Resident Evil Village...
— Official website description
In the years following Ethan Winters' sacrifice, his daughter Rosemary has survived in protective custody, but her status as a Mutant has left her an outcast and she is perceived as a freak by other children. At the age of 16, Rose gains access to a surviving piece of the Black God - the mycorrhiza which thrived in Eastern Europe - and seeks to use it to forever suppress her powers and live her life as a human. During her attempt, her mind interacts with the Black God and she begins to see scattered memories of the humans it has consumed and archived over the centuries. During this hallucinatory experience, Rose encounters her own doppelgänger, and is drawn away by an hallucinatory figure called "Michael", who promises to find her what she needs.
Unlike the rest of Gold Edition, Shadows of Rose is so far only confirmed to be playable in third person.