Resident Evil 7 – Everything You Need to Know
2016 marked an historic year for the Resident Evil series. Last March, Capcom’s horror flagship celebrated 20 years of nightmare fuel and scaring the bejesus out of horror fans the world over.
But if the RE franchise is accredited with coining the term ‘survival horror’, Resident Evil 7 represents the chance for the series to reclaim its industry-defining heritage, crawling past modern pretenders to the genre’s blood-drenched throne (read: Outlast, Amnesia, etc.) in the process. Ditching the action and blockbuster spectacle that has defined more recent instalments, Resident Evil 7: Biohazard is gunning for a more intense, old-school affair, placing players in the grubby boots of a protagonist — Ethan, in this instance — who is cripplingly vulnerable. A date with the sinister Baker family awaits, and
There’s also the chance that RE7 could become one of the first marquee, AAA titles for PlayStation VR, given Capcom’s franchise revival is playable front-to-back using Sony’s device — if you dare. And so, in anticipation of its PS4 launch on January 24, we’ve scoured the four corners of the internet — and the PSLS archives — to compile Everything You Need to Know about Resident Evil 7.
Resident Evil 7 claws onto PS4 (and PSVR!) on January 24, 2017, a date it currently shares with the western port of Yakuza 0. Of the two, which are you more likely to pick up? Do let us know.