Capcom has finally unveiled more details regarding the release of Resident Evil 7 at this year’s Tokyo Game Show.
In a press release sent out during TGS, Capcom has revealed a brand new trailer (above) for the upcoming title highlighting some of the title’s story, combat mechanics, locations, and characters. In addition to the new trailer, Capcom will also be updating the game’s free demo, which will be available on the PlayStation Store to all users, at some point later today. This update, which has been named “Twilight”, will add more areas to explore in the demo’s derelict Baker Mansion.
Capcom has also detailed pre-order bonuses and a special ‘Digital Deluxe Edition‘ for the upcoming title. Players that buy the Digital Deluxe Edition will receive both the main game and season pass which is said to contain two additional story episodes that will release after the game’s official launch. Preordering the game will also get you the Survival Pack which gives players additional consumable healing items, an early unlock of the “insanely difficult” Madhouse mode, and a mysterious ‘Lucky Coin’ in-game defense item. As well as this, customers in North America who pre-order the PlayStation 4 version on the PS Store will instantly receive a dynamic theme.
In a recent tweet (below), Capcom said that, despite these pre-order bonuses, there won’t be any microtransactions in the main game. Pre-orders for the Microsoft and Steam digital releases are said to be available within the coming weeks.
— Resident Evil (@RE_Games) September 13, 2016
Announced earlier this year at PlayStation’s E3 2016 conference, Resident Evil 7 is a step away from the more recent action-packed entries of the franchise. Harking back to its original survival horror roots, Resident Evil 7 shifts the series focus away from action set pieces to a more isolated and atmospheric experience.
In Resident Evil 7 players assume the role of Ethan, a man who breaks into the mansion to find his wife. Resident Evil 7 is the first in the main series to be set in both a first-person perspective and to utilize VR technology.
Resident Evil 7 will be available January 24th, 2017, on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Steam and Windows 10. As noted in their E3 announced, the title will also be compatible with PlayStation VR.
What I found most striking about this announcement was the supposed ‘Lucky Coin’ defense pre-order item. Having played Resident Evil: Outbreak, I know for a fact that the ‘Lucky Coin’ is a special in-game item for the character Jim; which provides a boost in critical hits and prevents weapons from being damaged so easily.
Whether or not this item holds some significance or means an HD remaster of the Outbreak games, we can only wait and see.
What are your thoughts on this? Have you played the Resident Evil 7 demo? Are you excited for this update? What did you think of this new trailer? Let us know in the comments below!