Mystery solved after ancient werewolf chalk figure appears on UK hillside

It makes the Beast of Bodmin look like a pussycat…

This 100-metre long ‘Lycan’ – an ancient werewolf – materialised in a chalk figure deep in the Mendip Hills of Somerset.

Following more than a week of speculation regarding the hillside artwork’s creator, the mystery was revealed – it was a way to mark the launch of a new video game.

The 58-metre-high installation celebrated the release of spooky title 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 over 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.”

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