Update: Resident Evil 7 Gold now has a release date in North America, and will be releasing on on December 12 in both North America and Europe. The game will contain all paid DLC’s, including the upcoming “End of Zoe”. “Not a Hero” will launch for free on December 12.
Original: Capcom has announced today that a Resident Evil 7: Gold Edition is in the works, and will include the long heralded “Not a Hero” DLC that was scheduled to arrive shortly after the games launch.
According to the company, the “game of the year” edition is scheduled to release on December 24 in Japan, though there’s no word yet on a stateside release. The game will come with all of the DLC that the game has released so far, as well as a brand new DLC titled “End of Zoe”, an after story featuring Zoe Baker that will cost an extra 1,500 yen. “Not a Hero” is still free, and will launch on December 14 in Japan.
For those who might have missed out on Resident Evil 7, this is a perfect time to jump into the series. Also make sure to check out our review of the game by Chandler Wood:
Altogether it’s a sharp crossroads between horror films like Texas Chainsaw Massacre and The Hills Have Eyes, and the classic slow paced survival horror of Resident Evil. The grotesque cunning of the murderous backwoods family is decidedly scarier than mindless creatures, and there are many moments that reminded me of those in the Spencer mansion, like things crashing through windows and creative massive scale boss fights. By the end, Resident Evil 7’s place within the Resident Evil franchise is definitively confirmed, and it marks not just a clear uptick, but a new beginning for a flagging series that was in desperate need of a shot in the arm. Add in that it’s one of the best VR experiences to date, and the PS4 version of Resident Evil 7 biohazard is not just a great Resident Evil game, or a great horror game, it’s a great game in general.