Timed for the upcoming holiday seasons that is expected to be one of the most important in recent years for the future of the games industry, Sony’s big Playstation event early today brought major news for fans of popular gaming brands like Uncharted, Last of Us and Crash Bandicoot. But also making waves was a new look at Resident Evil 7: Biohazard, which promises a new direction for horror-gaming’s most enduring and storied series.
With Resident Evil 7: Biohazard expected to hit shelves early next year — in the same week as the latest chapter in the big screen adaptation of the gaming property, Resident Evil: The Final Chapter — the brand is generating plenty of buzz. Now, check out the new trailer and more information about this hotly-anticipated title.
Capcom released a brand new trailer for Resident Evil 7, which you can view above, teasing the story of main character Ethan Winters. On the search for his missing wife, Ethan heads to an abandoned plantation with plenty of creepy history. Additionally Capcom confirmed the game’s demo, Resident Evil 7 Teaser: Beginning Hour, will receive a final update titled “Midnight” — which is available for PS4, Ps4 Pro, and PlayStation VR tonight. As for Xbox One users, the demo will be available in its entirety December 19.
In addition to the trailer and information about Resident Evil 7 Teaser: Beginning Hour, a new set of screenshots was released showing off the incredible detail the next-gen graphics engine will bring to rendering the game’s creepy, claustrophobic environments:
Whereas the previous Resident Evil games have followed a loosely-connected continuity involving zombies, viral-mutants and the sinister machinations of the Umbrella Corporation, the new game has thus far not given any indication as to how it might connect to the rest of the franchise. Instead, Biohazard is set to follow an ordinary man seeking answers about his wife’s mysterious death who instead encounters a family of sadistic psychopaths in a scenario inspired by films like Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Deliverance and The Hills Have Eyes.
While not revealing any significant new details of where the game fits into the Resident Evil mythos, the new trailer features appearances by strange creatures indicating that the murderous family will not be the full extent of the dangers faced by main character. It also reveals that the game’s setting is in the Louisiana Bayou. Nevertheless, the trailer is sure to get fans excited for another installment in the Resident Evil franchise.
Resident Evil 7: Biohazard will release in the U.S. and Europe on January 24, 2017.