Resident Evil 7’s long awaited free DLC, Not a Hero, will be launching on December 12 this year. The trailer shows off Chris Redfield gameplay and hints at a follow up chapter to Resident Evil 7’s main campaign, further linking it to the the overall Resident Evil universe.
Spoilers follow for Resident Evil 7 if you haven’t complete the full campaign yet.
Not a Hero follows Chris Redfield after the final scene in Resident Evil 7. He’s pursuing the missing Baker family member, Lucas, who seems to be a part of something much bigger and almost poses a bigger threat than the numerous zombies and mutant creatures that threaten Chris’ survival. This downloadable additional episode will be free to all owners of Resident Evil 7.
The trailer also reveals new additional content called End of Zoe, which is not Free, but will be additional purchaseable content (and will be available in the Gold Edition of Resident Evil 7).
If you missed out review of Resident Evil 7 earlier this year, you can check it out here.
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.
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