E3 2016 | Electronic Entertainment Expo News

Resident Evil 7 hires series’ first ever western writer

Capcom has brought in Richard Pearsey to pen the story for its upcoming survival horror sequel, Resident Evil 7: Biohazard.

Pearsey’s involvement in the project marks the first time the franchise has hired a western scribe to oversee the game’s storyline. Pearsey had previously worked on the likes of Spec Ops: The Line and F.E.A.R., as well as the controversial iOS title, 1979 Revolution.

 

Resident Evil 7 brings first-person horror to PS4 in early 2017

Resident Evil 7 was announced during Sony’s E3 2016 press conference last Monday evening, where it was confirmed the title will launch on PlayStation 4, PC and Xbox One in January 2017. Check out a trailer here.

The game marks a return to horror for the 20-year-old franchise, with Capcom revamping the gameplay mechanics and fixing the action into a first-person perspective. In addition, Resident Evil 7 will also be fully playable in PlayStation VR from start to finish.

Set after the events of its predecessor, Resident Evil 7 takes place on a sprawling plantation in rural America, and introduces a brand new protagonist into the mix. However, Capcom has confirmed that staples such as the healing herbs, combat, and puzzle-solving will remain despite other changes. 

Players can download Resident Evil 7: Beginning Hour from the PlayStation Store to get an idea of what to expect. Be sure to read our ending guide and demo highlights while you’re at it.