It hasn’t even been a year since Resident Evil 7: Biohazard’s big reveal at E3 2016, and now the latest in Capcom’s long-running survival horror series is mere days away. Yesterday’s leaks have revealed a few new things that Capcom’s attempted to keep under wraps, but for those avoiding spoilers, Resident Evil 7 is still something of a mystery.
Even though it’s been a short journey, we decided to round-up all the news, clips, previews, and other coverage we’ve done on Resident Evil 7: Biohazard up until now. For those looking for a relatively spoiler-free rundown of Resident Evil 7, you’ve come to the right place.
Here’s everything you need to know about Resident Evil 7: Biohazard.
In October 2015, about eight months following the launch of Resident Evil Revelations 2, Capcom told Dengeki PlayStation magazine that news about Resident Evil 7 would be coming soon.
“We’re currently not at a state to talk about it… but please stay tuned,” Resident Evil producer Masachika Kawata said. The statement was published in the 600th issue of Dengeki PlayStation magazine.
Capcom officially announced Resident Evil 7 on June 13, 2016 during Sony’s E3 2016 press conference, with an eerie trailer called “Desolation,” and a release date set for January 24, 2017. The trailer officially connected Capcom’s E3 2015 Kitchen tech demo for Project Morpheus (now PlayStation VR) with the new Resident Evil — both built in Capcom’s new RE Engine. Capcom later released the Kitchen demo for PSVR. In addition to the reveal trailer, Capcom simultaneously announced a demo called Resident Evil 7: Beginning Hour, which was made available for PlayStation Plus members shortly after Sony’s conference. Resident Evil 7: Biohazard is the 11th Resident Evil game in the main series, the 27th in the entire franchise, and the very first to be played in first-person and compatible with VR hardware. And despite some of the apparent stylistic changes, producer Masachika Kawata told IGN that it’s a direct sequel to the main Resident Evil series rather than a reboot, but one that features “a whole new set of characters and situations.”