AN EERIE 100-metre long figure of an ancient werewolf materialised in chalk deep in the Mendip Hills of Somerset – leaving many baffled.
But following more than a week of speculation regarding the creator of the spooky hillside artwork, the mystery has been revealed – it was a way to mark the launch of a new video game.
The 58-metre-high installation of the mystical creature, a Lycan, celebrated the release of Resident Evil Village – the newest entry in the survival horror franchise.
It was made in the dead of night to depict one of the new enemies in the game, and even appeared to glow menacingly when the sun went down following its creation.
The Lycan – known for possessing superior strength, reflexes and speed – has become the latest addition to more than 50 chalk figures scattered across the English countryside.
Tsuyoshi Kanda, producer of Resident Evil Village at Capcom, said: “The Resident Evil series celebrated its 25th anniversary in March 2021.
“The franchise is known for introducing some of video games’ most iconic characters, and has always tried new things as the series has progressed.
“To celebrate the launch of the latest installment, Resident Evil Village, we’re thrilled to have brought one of the new, most iconic and fearsome enemies players will encounter within the game to life in a whole new way.”
Resident Evil Village – also known as Resident Evil 8 – is the latest in a long series of horror games.
Despite the moniker, it’s actually the 10th installment in the core franchise.
The game was announced last year during the PS5 reveal event, and is available on an array of platforms.
It can be bagged on PS4, PS5, Windows PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series S/X and Google Stadia.