Resident Evil 7 Shines a Lantern on its Gameplay

Posted on 18 Aug 2016 by
L Coulsen

Well, well, well. It looks like Capcom are really committed to adding some horror to Resident Evil 7. Pontefract, the above trailer from this year’s Gamescom. Apparently taking place entirely in game, not just in engine, it adopts a first person perspective for a rather creepy game of cat and mouse. A frightened, heavy breathing young woman running and hiding behind things whilst a, albeit quite typical, slow moving antagonist slowly stalks along behind her with a lantern. Think Amnesia, if the monster was hiding from you.

Set on a plantation in Louisiana, owned by the Baker family. But the household figures Jack and Margeurite have not been heard from in some time. But rather than going in as an outsider, we’ll be taking the roll of Margeurite as we try to work out what the only other resident (hehe) is up to. The odd young woman who clearly just wants a hug and a kind word. She couldn’t possibly have anything else in mind…could she?

I suppose we’ll find out for sure when the game releases on January 24th 2017. Available across all major gaming platforms with VR for the PlayStation 4 support for that extra level of brown stained trousers. Not yet confirmed to support VR on any other platform, I’m sure we can expect to see it making its way across. But, well, are we really sure we want that?

Oh my!

Official Press Release

As part of this week’s GamesCom activity over in Cologne, Germany, Capcom are pleased to release a brand new gameplay trailer and screenshots for Resident Evil 7 biohazard. Taking a deeper look at the horror players will see in the release of the title early next year, players are introduced to Marguerite Baker and another mysterious female character in this latest gameplay sequence taken from the main game*. Resident Evil 7 biohazard will be available for PlayStation® 4 (the full gameplay experience will also be available via the included PlayStation® VR mode), Xbox One and PC when it launches across Europe and North America on January 24, 2017.

Set within the sinister plantation house in Dulvey, Louisiana, the Baker family, including Jack and Marguerite, were residents but no-one has seen or heard from them in a while. Where could they be? One thing is clear in the latest content to be shown from the game – there’s something not quite right within the plantation. Who is the mysterious girl in the gameplay? What does Marguerite want with her?

Players experience the terror directly from the first person perspective for the first time in the Resident Evil series. Embodying the iconic gameplay elements of exploration and tense atmosphere that first coined “survival horror” some twenty years ago, Resident Evil 7 biohazard delivers a disturbingly realistic experience that will define the next era in horror entertainment. Returning to the series roots, signature gameplay features including exploration, puzzles and a realistic tense atmosphere awaits players. The classic inventory system returns but with limited space meaning players must choose what they carry with them carefully, making sure they remember to pack their green herbs!

Consumers visiting GamesCom this week can visit the Sony booth located within Hall 7, B-010 to step inside the Resident Evil 7 biohazard plantation and experience the Beginning Hour demo first debuted at E3 in the intense PlayStation® VR mode.

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