Have A Look At Resident Evil 7's Banned Footage DLC Here

Resident Evil 7

The first batch of DLC for Resident Evil 7 has launched today on the PS4 and we have our first look at how it expands Resident Evil 7's gameplay and experience

Resident Evil 7 has only been out for a week and so far it is proving that the team has what it takes to bring the franchise back to its roots and to carry on well after this installment. Now we get to see just how well as the first batch of DLC for the game has just dropped for the PS4 as Capcom and PlayStation are in bed together for now. Not the biggest news here as we knew that Resident Evil 7 was going to be getting its DLC fairly early on but what wasn't known is just when gamers on the Xbox One and PC version of the game would be getting their turn. That day has been set as each of the "Banned Footage" packs here have been dated for February 21st now so fans can sit back and wait to see what the Season Pass holds for them then. Only a few extra weeks when all is said and done though so not too bad.

Now that the date has been set one would think that there wouldn't be much more than just to wait. Not true here as the Resident Evil 7 DLC here has been given further details and a nice new trailer to try and bring in those last hold outs on purchasing the packs. While none of it is claimed to be story DLC though, it sure sounds like there is some mixed in there as we get to learn about what happened to the Bakers before Resident Evil 7 proper and it looks like we get to play out the events of some of the other characters who met a tragic end at the mansion there. It makes sense given some of the bits found across the entire estate already but I have a feeling that we'll just be wearing the Ethan skin to play it all out for now. Maybe the future holds some different things though.

Resident Evil 7 — Banned Footage

Resident Evil 7 / Biohazard 7 - Season Pass

  • Banned Footage Vol. 1 — January 31 for $9.99 USD
    • Nightmare — Hope you’re not claustrophobic. Survive until daylight against an endless horde of enemies in Nightmare. Craft weapons and ammunition, set out traps for wave after wave of enemies, and see if you have what it takes to make it until the sun rises. You’ll have to plan carefully – picking up scrap in the environment will allow you to craft additional weapons, items, traps, and skills, but your resources are limited!
    • Bedroom — Waking up in an unfamiliar bedroom, a helpless captive is soon greeted by Marguerite and a very special meal. It’s up to you to figure out how to break out of a room packed with puzzles and hints on how to escape, all while ensuring that mother Marguerite doesn’t notice that you’ve been out of bed. She’s got a sharp eye, and she’ll know when something is amiss.
    • Extra Mode: Ethan Must Die — An endlessly replayable mode that changes each time you play it, thanks to randomized item drops which ensure you’ll never play the same way twice. Designed with hardcore players in mind, each death is a new beginning in this extra tough mode. Dying means starting over from the beginning, but don’t lose hope just yet - randomized item boxes may give you just the edge you need, and finding where you last died will grant you one of the items you lost.
  • Banned Footage Vol. 2 — February 14 for $14.99 USD
    • 21 — Deceptively simple at first, this gambling game is the only thing that stands between life and limb for two complete strangers. It’s blackjack with a disturbing twist in Lucas’ special version of the classic card game. The stakes couldn’t be higher, and as the game goes on, new wrinkles are added in the form of trump cards that you can play to improve your odds. It seems like the odds are stacked in favor of the house, so you’ll have to figure out how to swing things in your favor.
    • Daughters — Take a look back at the night that everything began. When a mysterious woman shows up at the Baker residence with a little girl in tow, it marks the beginning of the end for the Bakers. See how the family descended into madness in this tape that takes place before the events of Resident Evil 7.
    • Extra Mode: Jack's 55th Birthday — Jack’s turning 55, and you know what that means – it’s time for a big birthday bash! Jack isn’t much for presents, but he sure does love a good meal! Grab some weapons and special skills, then head out into the house and race against the clock to find food for Jack while taking out enemies to temporarily stop the timer. You’ll need all the firepower you can get, but the more weapons you carry, the less room you’ll have for food! Higher grades earn you more rewards, as well as access to even more challenging maps in this highly replayable mode.

At first I was a bit surprised that Capcom would be throwing the Resident Evil 7 DLC out this fast, even for the non-PS4 owners. After having started the game just recently though and digging into it fairly well, it makes a lot more sense to me. I am also glad to see that the "comedic" sounding birthday feeding will be filled with more survival and horror than previously expected. At least this new description and showing place it more in line with what has been experienced so far in Resident Evil 7 and not something just because they needed to fill in some DLC slots. Hopefully the rest will be the same way and the true story DLC will take us into an even darker and twisted world than we have already. I know I can't wait; hence why I have Resident Evil 7 on the PS4 and am downloading the DLC as I type.

What is your takeaway on the Resident Evil 7 "Banned Footage" DLC as it stands now? Are you going to have to wait an extra three weeks to give it all a go or will you be diving in as soon as it is up and on your system here today? Do you think that even though it isn't listed as story DLC it really is here or will the other episodes prove that this is nothing in terms of real story add-ons? Let us know down in the comments and then feel free to discuss. For more on Resident Evil 7 as it expands, be sure to stay right here. We'll be bringing all of the great updates for the game as they come and you won't want to be left waiting and wanting.