The makers of Resident Evil 7: Biohazard have released a new trailer, which like all the previous looks we have been given at the game, focuses on horror alongside some gory action. The new video shows the player persona caught in a deadly tussle with a member of the Baker family named Jack. Jack is seen attacking the player with a spiky axe of sorts, but the latter is armed with a gun. Though Jack keeps standing even after the first few shots fired at him, he eventually succumbs; or does he? The video aptly carries the description, “Something’s not quite right with Jack.”
Resident Evil 7: Biohazard has been heavily advertised by Capcom as being somewhat of a deviant from some of the recent titles in the series. While most of the recent games have action as their core focus, the upcoming game will go back to the aesthetics of some of the very first games in the series by amping up the level of horror. About a week ago, a few new teasers that span around thirty seconds each were released by the game’s makers which hint at game’s retainment of some of the older instalments’ elements. The videos, titled Recorder, Stock Up, Shotgun in the Box, and Mysterious Caller, are all equally creepy and show off some of the things that players might experience or need in the game.
For instance, the Recorder video comes with the description, “Take the time to save in #RE7… You never know what will be lurking in the shadows,” while the Stock Up video advises players to keep their knife close to them for all kinds of situations. The Mysterious Caller video shows an old phone in the decrepit mansion ringing, upon answering which an unknown female voice tells the player, “You really shouldn’t have come here.” While some of them showcase the necessity of being smart at utilising resources for survival, others, especially the last one, amp up the sense of foreboding in the atmosphere.
Resident Evil 7: Biohazard will release worldwide for Microsoft Windows, PS4, and Xbox One on January 24, 2017. The game is slated to come to Japan on January 26, two days later.