Resident Evil has always been at the forefront of horror since its debut as the first survival horror game, or at least the first to use the phrase. The last few entries in the main series have been lackluster to say the least, shying away from its horror roots in favor of action scenes, quick time events, and watering down favorite characters. For Resident Evil 7, all of that is going out the window, as is evident in the new trailer and an update for the demo on PS4.
Now, while the demo update to the fan celebrated Beginning Hour is available now on PSN, the Xbox One version comes out on December 9th and the Steam version hits on December 19th. Resident Evil 7 is hitting stores on January 24th, meaning this anticipated horror experience is only about a month away.
Players will be taking control of Ethan Winters who winds up at a mysterious plantation while looking for his missing wife. The trailer shows brief flashes of the grotesque scenery that can be expected to come from the next entry into the survival horror series. Interesting how there are many scenes of the character using guns to fend off the twisted, supernatural even, family. Seems like Capcom could be taking the general framework established by Amnesia, Outlast, and PT to turn it on its head for something interesting. Also interesting to note that there has been no sight of past Resident Evil characters, which is a huge departure from the norm.
Of course, we won’t know how the game turns out until its full release. As a long time fan of the series, I’m excited to see Capcom taking this direction. Every scene I have witnessed has unnerved me to my core, to the point that I haven’t even tried the demo yet. There is just so much detail in the presentation that it feels too real. It’s also amazing to see some of the more fantastical elements at play, meaning there’s probably some mystery in the game’s plot. Probably going to have to try it out now that this final update is available. I can only imagine how this will play on PSVR. . .
Once again, Resident Evil 7 will be available on January 24th for PS4, PSVR, Xbox One, and Steam.