A new gameplay video for game developer Capcom's forthcoming survival-horror title Resident Evil 7 surfaces online, detailing what it's like to play the title.
With almost two full months left to go before the release of Resident Evil 7, Capcom has started to provide fans with loads of details about the survival-horror title's in-game aspects, such as how the save mechanic works, what the combat gameplay looks like, and even the confirmation that players can drive a car. Of course, this doesn't mean that fans are fully sated when it comes to learning all they can about the title, so thankfully, the fine folks over at IGN have published brand new video of nearly nine minutes of Resident Evil 7 gameplay.
As seen in the video courtesy of IGN below, the outlet's Daniel Krupa and Gav Murphy take players throughout the highlights of their four hour playthrough of a Resident Evil 7 demo provided to them by Capcom. Although the clip features lots of assets that have already been seen and covered before, such as the familiar-sounding character calling in a trailer and the confrontation with the patriarch of the supernatural Baker family, Krupa and Murphy's commentary helps to provide additional context for the game's feel and design choices.
Beyond the video above, more early coverage of Resident Evil 7 has revealed that the latest entry to the series will be returning to its gameplay roots with aspects like classic exploration-based puzzle solving. Not to mention, lots of recognizable weapons make their return to the seventh installment in the franchise, as the first four hours that have been offered as a taste to the game have the player finding a knife, handgun, shotgun, flamethrower, and even a grenade launcher – all of which have appeared in the RE series in some capacity.
Naturally, one of the major departures that Resident Evil 7 will be making from the franchise is the game's first-person view, marking the first instance of one of the main entries to the series to shift from fixed camera or third-person perspective. Obviously, Capcom's decision to change the main character's point-of-view will be conducive to the title's PlayStation VR version, but it remains to be seen if first-person will be a solid choice overall.
While all that has been revealed for Resident Evil 7 thus far is certainly intriguing, one detail that Capcom remains reticent about is how the seventh entry will fit within the timeline of the overarching narrative of the series. At this point, the only real story details given relate to the fact that players will assume the role of Ethan as he explores the derelict Baker family mansion in an attempt to escape.
All things considered, even though the curtain hasn't been completely lifted when it comes to what Resident Evil 7 will have in store for fans next year, it remains to be one of the most anticipated games of 2017. As it happens, Capcom is confident in Resident Evil 7's ability to sell well in its release month, as the company expects to move 4 million units at launch. Perhaps Capcom's mysterious approach to marketing the game will be one of the keys to its success.
Resident Evil 7 is set to launch on January 24, 2017 for PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation VR, and Xbox One.
Source: IGN – YouTube