Capcom’s Resident Evil has set the usual in survival horror because it debuted again in 1996. And whereas Resident Evil 6 took the venerable zombie-blasting sequence in thrilling new instructions when it launched 4 years in the past, the following entry, simply unveiled at E3 2016, seems to be to be a resoundingly creepy return to these jump-scare mid-‘90s roots everybody remembers. And the very best half? It’s coming an entire lot ahead of anybody anticipated. Resident Evil VII: biohazard is hitting Xbox One on January 24th, 2017.
Evoking a simple-yet-frighteningly efficient “don’t go into the basement” aesthetic, Capcom’s gameplay trailer showcased an deserted, dilapidated home probably positioned in Louisiana – if the flashes of a newspaper headline exclaiming “GHOSTS SIGHTED IN BAYOU” are something to go by. Introduced in a brand-new, first-person perspective for max fright immersion, the gameplay snippet featured a person selecting up a telephone (one that will look proper at residence within the ’90s, may we add) with a Southern-voiced girl on the opposite finish.
This mysterious woman had an ominous warning for our protagonist: “In case you don’t get out of there, they’ll kill you! Get out now!” From there, it was eerie scare after eerie scare, whether or not it was an ominous determine strolling previous the hallway or a videotape conspicuously positioned in the midst of a desk – and, clearly, nothing good can come from watching that piece of ’90s throwback know-how!
The sport’s subtitle, biohazard, additionally evokes a return to the traditional entries within the franchise. biohazard is the Japanese identify of the sequence, so does that imply this entry can have a connection to the well-established Resident Evil lore, or is that this a reimagining of the sequence that may redefine survivor-horror as effectively understand it? We solely have seven months to seek out out – and we are able to’t await what already seems to be like probably the most thrilling, chilling Resident Evil experiences thus far.