Resident Evil 7 News

Resident Evil 7 finally gets Xbox One X enhancements in long-awaited new update

Capcom has finally released its long-awaited Xbox One X update for Resident Evil 7, bringing with it a range of fancy visual enhancements.

Once the patch is installed, Xbox One X owners can, according to Microsoft, enjoy 4K output, HDR support, and "improved skin tone display through Screen-Space Subsurface Scattering." You can see at least some of that in the accompanying comparison trailer below.

Resident Evil 7's long-promised update has been lingering around Microsoft's list of upcoming Xbox One X Enhancements for a good while now, so it's great to see it finally come to pass. Hopefully with this one crossed off the list, Capcom might finally get around to bringing VR support to Resident Evil 7 on PC some time soon. Eh, Capcom?

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Resident Evil 7 Gold Edition announced

A Gold Edition of Resident Evil 7 is coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC on 12th December, Capcom has announced.

The Gold Edition includes the content from Resident Evil 7 as well as all three DLCs: Banned Footage Vol. 1, Banned Footage Vol. 2 and the upcoming DLC, End of Zoe.

The End of Zoe DLC reveals what happens to Zoe and lets players explore new swamp-filled areas. The DLC is included in the Gold Edition or available as an update for Season Pass members. Otherwise it can be bought separately for 11.99.

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Resident Evil: The Final Chapter may not be the final chapter in the zombie film saga after all, as the production company in charge of the series, Constantin Film, has unveiled its plans to reboot the sci-fi horror franchise.

Resident Evil 7 sales top 3.5m worldwide

Resident Evil 7 sales top 3.5m worldwide

500k lower than 4m target, while Dead Rising 4 also underperforms.

Resident Evil 7 sales have passed the 3.5m mark worldwide, developer Capcom's latest financial results have revealed.

But this is still 500k short of the bullish 4m target set by Capcom itself prior to the game's release in January this year (thanks, Gematsu).

Resident Evil 7 topped the UK charts with the third-best launch for the franchise in terms of week-one sales, behind only Resident Evil 5 and Resident Evil 6.

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Resident Evil 7 boldly reinvented the survival horror series with a return to the franchise's roots reimagined as a first-person southern gothic adventure, but there's a couple of cool ideas that didn't make the cut that Capcom recently revealed in a "making of" documentary.

UPDATE 4PM: Reports are surfacing that the problem has been fixed. The original Reddit thread has been updated to say that person can now play the game, so the issue for them appears to have been resolved. I've separately downloaded, installed and played the game on Steam in the last hour and encountered no problems.

Resident Evil 7 may have been made in Japan, but that doesn't mean its native country is getting its native version. Either that or the Japanese version is the developer's intended vision and Capcom simply added more gore to appease a western audience's bloodlust. Either way, the Japanese edition of Resi 7 is less gory in a myriad of ways.

Resident Evil 7 has third-best week one sales of the series

Resident Evil 7 is off to a solid sales start in the UK, hitting top spot in this week's chart.

The horror game is the third-best week one debut for the Resident Evil series in the UK. The week one record is held by Resident Evil 5, which launched on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in 2009. Resident Evil 7 launched on PC, PS4 and Xbox One (the PS4 version works with PSVR).

For some reason, UK numbers company Chart-Track failed to mention the second-best week one debut for Resident Evil. Presumably it's 2012's Resident Evil 6.

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GAME cancels Resident Evil 7 Collector's Edition orders due to broken Baker Mansion statues

A batch of broken Baker Mansion statues has left GAME customers with a last-minute refund rather than their 99 Resident Evil 7 Collector's Edition.

Stock of the special edition pack - exclusive to GAME in the UK - was delivered damaged, the UK retailer has admitted.

One GAME customer told Eurogamer he was only informed of the issue yesterday, at the last possible minute. Resident Evil 7 launched this morning in the UK.

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Resident Evil 7's Beginning Hour demo has just been updated

It wasn't my intention to make Resident Evil 7's director Kōshi Nakanishi apologise for the hours I wasted trying to find a use for the dummy finger in the game's Beginning Hour demo, but that's exactly what he did when I told him of my frustrations (which I think a good portion of the internet shared) during an interview last week at Capcom's headquarters.

"Sorry!" he laughed. "To be completely honest with you, all the commotion with the dummy finger was definitely a surprise for us. We were not expecting a response of that level, so yeah, we panicked a little bit.

"Our plan from the get-go was always to have the demo go side-by-side with the announcement, so we wanted to have a lot of puzzles in there that would lead to something else in the future. But it was always something we were planning on updating as time goes by, so we're hoping that everything ties together and it does leave a satisfying experience at the very end."

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Resident Evil 7's VR mode will be PlayStation VR exclusive for a year

Resident Evil 7's VR mode will be PlayStation VR exclusive for a year

Batman: Arkham VR exclusive until 31st March.

Resident Evil 7's VR mode and Batman: Arkham VR are going to be exclusive to Sony's PlayStation VR for quite some time.

New ads on the official PlayStation Facebook page noted that Resident Evil 7 will be exclusive to PSVR for 12 months.

Batman: Arkham VR's exclusivity deal isn't as long as it will expire on 31st March 2017, over five months after the game's release on 13th October.

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Resident Evil 7 demo updated with new areas

Resident Evil 7 demo updated with new areas

UPDATE: A rundown of the objects and mysteries discovered in the update.

UPDATE September 16th 2016: Here's a rundown of what's new in the Resident Evil 7 1.01 demo update - including a use for one of the teaser's most mysterious items. Be wary of spoilers ahead if you've yet to try it yourself.

The biggest addition is an entirely new room in attic, which you can access almost immediately by starting the demo over again and using the Fuse that's found in the opening area's secret compartment.

Inside are several never-before-seen items, but none seemingly have any application. There's some Handgun Ammo (but no Handgun), a Basement Key (but no door to use it on) and an 'Object made with Celluloid'. This in particular combines with the Dummy Finger - which Capcom teased its fans about since the demo's release in June - to create the Dummy's Left Hand. This, however, doesn't seem to have any use either.

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Resident Evil 7 story, combat details spilled by ESRB

Capcom has kept pretty quiet about the plot and characters of Resident Evil 7, choosing instead to slowly tease out information via a number of mysterious demos.

However, a new ESRB listing for the game reveals several things - including the name of the game's main character.

Here's your complimentary spoiler warning.

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New Resident Evil 7 trailer poses more questions than it answers

A new Resident Evil 7 trailer has been released, this time starring a female character.

The trailer takes the form of a found video tape - something that should be familiar to anyone who played the Beginning Hour demo released at E3 this year - in which a woman attempts to send a final message to a man named Ethan. Rather more pressingly, however, she's being chased around an underground labyrinth by a lantern bearing woman, who was introduced to us previously as Marguerite.

As you can see yourself from the trailer, the area she's trying to escape from turns out to be beneath the house from the first teaser, suggesting the mystery goes far deeper than previously thought. Quite literally.

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The final Resident Evil film has its first trailer

The final Resident Evil film has its first trailer

As last, time for Umbrella to close.

The sixth Resident Evil film will take the series back to its Raccoon City roots, as evidenced in the below trailer.

Resident Evil: The Final Chapter is due to launch in January next year and finally bring the 15-year-long movie series to a close.

The Final Chapter is once again written and directed by Paul W.S. Anderson and, unless its title is completely misleading, will finally round out the series.

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Resident Evil 7 announced for PS4 and PlayStation VR

Resident Evil 7 announced for PS4 and PlayStation VR

UPDATE: Also coming to Xbox One and PC. Demo available tonight.

UPDATE 2: Capcom confirmed on its blog that the entirety of Resident Evil 7 will be in first-person.

"In the classic Resident Evil games of yesteryear, players braced for fear in the first-person via the creepy door-opening scenes, and Resident Evil 7ramps up that tension with an immersive first-person view and a photorealistic graphical style," said Capcom's Tim Turi.

Capcom also noted that this sequel is set after RE6 and will transpire in a "foreboding, derelict plantation mansion in rural America."

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