A main Resident Evil character is returning for the ‘Not a Hero’ DLC
Capcom has confirmed that the upcoming Resident Evil 7 Not a Hero DLC will indeed feature the return of series veteran Chris Redfield.
The muscle-bound, boulder-punching hero of Resident Evil, Resident Evil CODE: Veronica, and Resident Evil 5 will be the main star of the free DLC, which sees Redfield on his own personal mission complete separate from Resi 7’s main campaign.
"Chris Redfield returns in the free “Not A Hero” DLC for #RE7 this Spring. Who or what is he chasing? Find out soon in this separate story,” said Capcom on Twitter.
In a previous Resident Evil 7 Not a Hero DLC leak, PSU reported that Redfield would indeed be showing up in this new story mission, and will apparently be hunting down Lucas Baker, who managed to avoid meeting his maker at the hands of Ethan Winters in the main story. Redfield also showed up at the climax of Resi 7, where he rescued Winters in an Umbrella-branded chopper.
Despite Capcom’s confirmation however, there’s still speculation amongst the RE community that Redfield is not who he seems. The popular theory is that this character may actually be HUNK, the Umbrella Special Forces member who was featured in Resident Evil 2’s ‘The Fourth Survivor’ mini-game and also showed up in Umbrella Chronicles. After all, Chris’s design in Resi 7 is remarkably different from what we’ve seen in recent games or even the upcoming Resident Evil Vendetta CG film—could he be an imposter?
Resident Evil 7 was released on PS4, PC, and Xbox One in January 2017, and has shipped over three million copies worldwide. The game takes place four years after the events of Resident Evil 6, and sees Ethan Winters exploring a spooky plantation mansion in Dulvey, Louisiana for his missing wife, Mia. However, he’s soon forced to battle for his life while pursued by the seemingly immortal Baker family, while solving an array of fiendish puzzles to escape the property and get to the bottom of the whole affair.
According to recent data from the NPD, Resident Evil 7 was the best-selling videogame in the U.S. for January 2017.