Over the last week or so, Resident Evil 7 The Experience opened its doors to hundreds of participants in London, challenging them to survive a real life horror escape experience, all based on the gameplay in Resident Evil 7 Biohazard, which launched yesterday.
If you missed out, fear not, you can have a sneak tour of the actual London house used in the experience in the brand new trailer below.
And keep an eye on @RE_games Twitter for more reaction footage from the Capcom UK team throughout the week.
UK retailer Game are currently cancelling some pre-orders of the collectable Resident Evil 7 plantation statue. This is due to the replica statues arriving damaged from the manufacturer.
As a result, Game are sending emails out to affected customers as we speak, apologising for the cancellation and offering a full refund and £10 credit on Game reward cards as compensation. Obviously for collectors this is going to be a disappointment that a £10 gift can’t solve.
Capcom and Numskull have partnered together to bring an official Resident Evil VII 4D candle to market, along with some and other related merchandise.
The candle is said to create a 4D experience, bringing the smell of the Resident Evil VII plantation to your playing space to better immerse you in the horror. It’s being primarily marketed towards PSVR but it should prove effective when playing the upcoming horror title traditionally as well.
The 4D candle will cost you £10 in the Numskull store and comes in a metallic case with a burn time of around 25 hours.
Ben Grant, of Numskull said:
Contrary to earlier reports that jumped the gun a little, the candle definitely does not smell of blood. However, it does manage to represent the scent of the Baker House Mansion, adding to the horror, fear and adrenaline you get whilst playing the game – especially in VR.
This Official 4D candle is specifically tailored to the game and will help make you feel like you’re actually standing in the abandoned plantation house, to enhance the gaming experience
added Stefano Barolo, of Capcom.
Other products in the Numskull Resident Evil range include a snapback, a selection of t-shirts, a heat reactive mug, keyring, and leather wallet.
And yes, before anyone asks, I’ll be buying it. I’m a Resident Evil fan and a tool.
Capcom have released a new trailer and set of screenshots at Gamescom for Resident Evil 7: Biohazard.
The trailer takes us a little deeper into the horror we’ll all be immersed in when it releases early next year. We’re are introduced to Marguerite Baker alongside another mysterious female character.
Set within a sinister plantation house in Dulvey, Louisiana, former residents, the Baker family – including Jack and Marguerite – have seemingly disappeared, and there’s clearly something not quite right within the plantation.
You’ll experience the terror directly from a first person perspective, for the first time in a numbered Resident Evil title. It intends to bring the iconic gameplay elements of exploration and tense atmosphere that the original did some twenty years ago, enhanced through disturbingly realistic visuals.
Returning to the series roots, signature gameplay features including exploration, puzzles and a realistic tense atmosphere awaits players. The classic inventory system returns but with limited space, meaning players must choose what they carry with them carefully, making sure to pack plenty of green herbs.