Capcom’s social media specialist Tim Turi details Resident Evil 7‘s Deluxe Edition and reveals some of the pre-order bonuses for the upcoming horror game.
While many games announced at E3 2016 are still years away from release, Resident Evil VII from Capcom will be available in a little over six months. As a result, Capcom has already announced some of the pre-order bonuses for the game, and has also offered fans details as to what to expect from its Deluxe Edition.
One of the pre-order bonuses for Resident Evil VII is DLC called the Survival Pack. As explained by Capcom, the Survival Pack will give players unspecified items, and will also allow them to start the game on the hardest difficulty setting right from the beginning. Presumably, everyone else will have to complete the game on a lower difficulty setting first before being allowed to tackle Resident Evil VII‘s greatest challenge.
As stated previously, Capcom also pulled the curtain back on Resident Evil VII‘s Deluxe Edition. Priced at $80, the Deluxe Edition of Resident Evil VII will net players two different DLC content packs. One content pack comes with four short side stories – perhaps in a similar vein to the Beginning Hour demo that was released for the game shortly after its announcement – and the other pack adds an additional episode to Resident Evil VII‘s main story.
The content in the Deluxe Edition almost sounds like post-launch DLC, so maybe the Deluxe Edition simply comes with Resident Evil VII‘s season pass. At any rate, it’s hard to imagine that Capcom would withhold this content from those that purchase the vanilla version of the game, so expect this content to be available as a standalone purchase at some point, if it isn’t at launch.
Unfortunately, further details about what these extra episodes will entail are not yet available at this time. We know that the main Resident Evil VII game will have a different protagonist than the demo, so maybe one of the DLC side stories will expand on Beginning Hour. Perhaps each side story will take players to different locations, have them play as different characters, and task them with exploring the environment and solving puzzles to try to survive like in the demo. Alternatively, the side stories could be more directly linked with Resident Evil VII‘s main storyline.
With Resident Evil VII set to launch in January for multiple platforms and with PlayStation VR support, Capcom will probably reveal more concrete story details sooner rather than later. In the meantime, fans should stay tuned for the possibility of more Resident Evil 7 details coming to light this week as E3 2016 continues.
Resident Evil VII will be available on January 24th, 2017 for PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation VR, and Xbox One.