It’s early December and there's a noticeable chill in the air. The days are growing shorter. Dead leaves cover the ground.

Halloween might be over, but the weather can still evoke spookiness. When Resident Evil: Village was originally released in May, with spring flowers in full bloom, I didn't feel like playing the survival horror game. Now, as fall moves into winter, you better believe I do.

And, fortunately, I’m in good company, with 5 million copies of the game being snapped up worldwide by the end of October.