All of the contents for the Collector's Edition of the next entry in Capcom's long-running survival-horror franchise, Resident Evil 7, get revealed to the public.
Not too long ago, video game developer Capcom revealed its optimistic projections for the launch sales of its forthcoming title Resident Evil 7, predicting that the game will sell 4 million copies upon release. Although the company didn't specify which versions of the survival-horror game would be the most prevalent when it comes to moving units – be it the standard base edition, digital deluxe iteration, or any other – it's safe to presume that the newly revealed GameStop-exclusive Collector's Edition for Resident Evil 7 won't be the title's biggest-selling version due to its rather hefty cost.
With a retail price of $180, the Resident Evil 7 Collector's Edition contains plenty of interesting – albeit expensive – collectibles inspired by aspects of the title. For instance, along with the game itself, fans with enough disposable income will be privy to a model replica of the Baker family mansion that stands at 8 inches in height, 7.5 inches in length, and 8.5 inches in depth, while also doubling as a music box that plays a sample of the song "Go Tell Aunt Rhody" with accompanying LED effects.
As seen in the image for the Resident Evil 7 Collector's Edition below, the Baker mansion is far from the only fun little curio to be offered up to fans. In addition to the house music box, those who pony up the dough for GameStop's special package for the game will get a dummy finger 4G USB drive, an exclusive metal case, a VHS tape box, an exclusive lithograph of the sinister-looking Baker clan, a premium RE 7 box, as well as what is described as a "creepy note" from someone who lives in the mansion.
For those unaware, the GameStop-exclusive Collector's Edition for Resident Evil 7 won't be the only version of the game doling out unique objects of use to fans. As a matter of fact, the title's pre-order DLC items for the Deluxe Edition are set to include materials for use in-game in the form of different "Survival Packs." The four subsections of these are officially labeled as the Recovery Set, Handgun Set, Burner Set, and Chem Fluid Set, and each one will have unique objects to help players stay alive, such as the Recovery Set's inclusion of green medicinal herbs to retain HP.
While the specialized iterations of Resident Evil 7 will certainly please hardcore fans of the franchise, it's still too early to tell if investing additional money into the title will be worth it considering how cryptic Capcom has been with the details regarding its story and gameplay. Of course, it makes sense for the developer to play its cards close to the vest in order to generate an air of intrigue and mystery around RE 7, but at a certain point, most fans are almost assuredly going to want a clearer idea of what the main portion of the game will contain before purchasing it.
Taking all of this into consideration, it's quite possible that fans will get a better understanding of what Resident Evil 7 has in store for gamers at the beginning of 2017 once everyone gets a chance to play through the third demo coming in December of this year. However, since Capcom has made it a point to emphasize that the first trial for Resident Evil 7 – that is, the Beginning Hour demo – will not be in the full game, there's really no way to tell exactly how Resident Evil 7 will be when it comes to the game's final form.
Resident Evil 7 is set to release on January 24, 2017 for PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation VR, and Xbox One.