Revealed at E3 this year during Sony’s media briefing, Resident Evil is taking a turn down a different route for its next title, opting for a more eerie first person experience that offers VR support. A new trailer has surfaced at Gamescom, so close the curtains, dim the lights and try remain calm.
Resident Evil 7 Biohazard takes place in Dulvey, Louisiana, where something’s amiss. Nobody’s heard from Jack or Marguerite Baker in ages, with rumours flying about what may have happened to them.
Following on from the demo that was released alongside the announcement, this trailer explore another character who you may have heard about in Beginning Hour.
“If you played Beginning Hour, you encountered one of these found footage type segments where you were introduced to the “Sewer Gators” film crew and witnessed their grisly fate. This time, you’ll get a sneak peek at content from a tape labelled “Mia,” and you’ll get to see some other areas of the house that you saw in Beginning Hour and characters within – including Marguerite.”
I’m telling you right now that this is not a game for me. I value my underpants too much to risk staining them, and as much as I may have enjoyed Resident Evil in the past (particularly RE2), this new direction would just freak me out. No thanks!
Resident Evil arrives on the 24th of January 2017 on PlayStation 4, with the full gameplay experience available via the optional PlayStation VR mode. It will also be available on Xbox One and PC.