Resident Evil 7: Biohazard launches today in Europe and North America for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Windows PC (Steam and Windows Store). For PS4, the full game is also available to play in PlayStation VR Mode. A lengthy new launch trailer has also been released. Be warned the trailer shows quite a bit of the survival horror game, and includes strong language.

Here’s the official description for Resident Evil 7:

Resident Evil 7 biohazard introduces players to Ethan Winters, who has been led to Dulvey, Louisiana in search of his missing wife. There he comes upon a sinister and supposedly abandoned plantation. Upon entering the property it becomes clear that there are secrets to unveil and all is not as it seems. Ethan soon encounters the mysterious Baker family, who have been missing from the area for some time. Will Ethan ever be reunited with his wife? Players will unfold all the secrets behind the mysterious plot as they embark on this truly terrifying and unpredictable survival horror experience.

For the first time in the series, the camera shifts to a first-person perspective. In later Resident Evil games the tone shifted more towards action-horror. Resident Evil 7 promises a return to the series roots, as progenitor of the term “survival horror.”

Capcom detailed its post-launch plans with Resident Evil. Two DLC packs, Banned Footage Vol. 1 and Banned Footage Vol. 2 will each bring two extra scenarios and an additional bonus mode. They will be available “shortly after launch.” A new story episode, Not a Hero, will be available for free in the Spring. It will offer a new storyline that’s separate from Ethan’s.

The Banned Footage DLC, plus another story episode will be included in the Season Pass and deluxe versions of Resident Evil 7. Resident Evil 7: Biohazard has been rated M for Mature by the ESRB. It contains realistic, brutal combat, intense acts of violence, and strong language.

Eric Watson

Eric Watson

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