Happy New Year! Don’t be alarmed as this month is the release of many horror/thriller films such as Underworld: Blood Wars, Split, The Bye-Bye Man, and Resident Evil: The Final Chapter. Speaking of Resident Evil, Capcom will be releasing the eleventh entry in the main Resident Evil gaming series. Resident Evil 7: Biohazard is an escape from the heavily action-packed games prior that fans have expected from the very first game back in 1996. However, with this release players will see at least one familiar face that many didn’t expect to see again.
In a recent interview with Game Informer, producer of Resident Evil 7, Masachika Kawata was adamant in saying this release is not a reboot for the series. It is, however, the first game of the series that will feature its first-person perspective which will emphasis on the terror. There’s nothing like seeing how a player will react to the fear of a game when it’s in a first-person format. Kawata would go onto to say,
“If you look at just the gameplay that’s been shown so far you may think of it as a reboot at first, but the story and narrative have shaped up to fit the series as a numbered title”
-Masachika Kawata (Producer of Resident Evil 7: Biohazard, Capcom)
If recent findings are correct through the demo of Resident Evil 7 it will see the return of antagonist Albert Wesker. Wesker is the famed villain that has caused so much trouble in the Resident Evil series. There would be no Resident Evil without such an amazing villain. His name isn’t mentioned directly in the code but his first name is mentioned repeatedly. In one of the files, it shows the line “LastBossGetAlbert”
Many wouldn’t see this as an aspect of truth seeing as Wesker was blown to bits at the end of Resident Evil 5 by a rocket launcher after he turned into a giant monster. We’re talking about Resident Evil though so anything can happen with resurrections, mutations, and new developments. Back in October, the Resident Evil official Twitter account released a short video hinting to the possible return of another familiar face; the video contained a female voice though it’s not immediately clear who it belongs to.
Here’s ‘Resident Evil 7: Biohazard’ TAPE-3 trailer:
In any case, we may have to wait and see if two familiar characters associated with the franchise will return. Resident Evil 7: Biohazard will be released on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on January 24th, 2017 and Resident Evil: The Final Chapter is due for release on January 27th, 2017.