If you are still looking to get some of the actual story of Resident Evil 7 then you are in luck today as it looks like some of it has been leaked out there. Not too much as Capcom is still keeping things well under wraps but it looks like the description of the game from the ERSB has shined a bit of light onto what is going on. Some are saying that Resident Evil 7 is a sequel in story but that is still yet to be fully determined even with these new bits. We'll hopefully have to wait until January 24th for the game to release on the PS4, Xbox One, and PC.
While the official listing has been hidden by the ERSB now, the content released has been captured for all of us to enjoy. As it looks, in Resident Evil 7 we'll be playing a character named Ethan who is looking for his missing wife. The location she is missing just happens to be the dilapidated mansion/plantation we keep seeing in all of the gameplay and the demos. This sounds a little Silent Hill-like to me but given the director's love of Silent Hills' concept demo I can understand why. I think it is just a good vehicle to get the events rolling even though it seems odd to have an "Average Joe" turning badass given all of the weapons and combat also listed in the description.
This is a survival-horror game in which players assume the role of Ethan, a man searching for his missing wife in a derelict mansion. From a first-person perspective, players explore the environment and use pistols, shotguns, flamethrowers, explosives and chainsaws to kill mutant creatures. Combat is accompanied by realistic gunfire, screams of pain, and exaggerated blood-splatter effects. As players progress through the story, cutscenes can depict instances of gore and intense acts of violence: a character's arm dismembered by a chainsaw; a man's leg taken off at the knee with a shovel; a character impaled through the face with a shovel. Some areas also depict mutilated corpses with exposed organs/viscera. The words “f**k” and “sh*t” are heard in the dialogue.
It does look that if you were hoping the first-person aspect was only going to be in the "found footage" portions of Resident Evil 7 then you are going to be a bit sore about it. It looks like Capcom has opted to make the whole game a first person experience. It also looks like they may have opted to not use zombies or the ERSB has opted to call them "mutant creatures" in their description as well. That would lead to two major deviations for the franchise but so far it looks to be working so we'll just need to hope and wait. At least it looks like all of the weapons and basic combat will be back and hopefully in a less action game oriented aspect.
What is your takeaway on the new story bits for Resident Evil 7 that were leaked? Do you think that the first-person aspect will completely change the franchise or will it just be for this one in general? Do you see more and more parallels to the Silent Hill franchise than there should be or is it just what inspired the team? Let us know and feel free to discuss in the comments below. For more on Resident Evil 7 in any aspect be sure to stay right here as we'll keep bringing you all of the information we can get our hands on to bring to you.