Capcom has announced that today is the big day for fans of survival horror: Resident Evil 7: biohazard is available now both digitally and physically on PS4, PSVR, Xbone, and PC.
Welcome to the family, son!
The latest entry in a series that has sold over 71 million units worldwide, Resident Evil 7 puts us in the shoes of Ethan Winters, who drives over to Louisiana looking for his missing wife. Once there, he finds a plantation and makes his way inside, where things instantly turn to shit. It’s up to you to make sure Ethan makes it through the horrors at the plantation alive and unravel the mystery surrounding its inhabitants: the Baker family.
Also at the plantation: whatever the hell these things are
Resident Evil 7 looks to breathe new life into the long-standing series, with a switch to a first-person view and more emphasis on horror than action. Gamers who really want to experience immersion in the game while simultaneously crapping themselves can opt to play the game in virtual reality with the PlayStation VR.
Capcom plans to support RE 7 for a while with DLC. Banned Footage Vol. 1 and Banned Footage Vol. 2 will soon be available, which adds two extra scenarios and a new game mode. While this DLC costs moolah, a free story episode called Not a Hero will be released for free in the spring, which will center on a separate storyline that doesn’t involve Ethan. Banned Footage Vol. 1 and Banned Footage Vol. 2, along with another story episode that hasn’t been revealed yet, are available as part of RE 7‘s Season Pass and Deluxe Edition. Don’t worry if you don’t have either of these things, though, because all DLC will also be available to purchase separately.
Expect a review for RE 7 to be hitting TVGB real soon. Anyone else picking this up that feels as optimistic about the series’ future as I do?!