Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Resident Evil

Resident Evil Revelations coming to PS4, Xbox One, bundle for NS

Current-gen gamers will soon be able to experience an updated port of the original Resident Evil Revelations. Seen as a return to form, Revelations follows Jill Valentine and Chris Redfield as they investigate the infested cruise liner Queen Zenobia. The new version will feature 1920×1080 resolution, an improved framerate, greater environmental detail, refined creature movement, and all previously released downloadable content as unlockable rewards. Raid Mode will also return with online support, along with The Ghost Ship: Chaos, a revamped stage with more powerful weapons, additional upgrade possibilities, and different enemy placement. This version is also going to support four different control schemes, based on titles from throughout the series. Switch owners aren’t being left out, either, as a Revelations 1 and 2 bundle is slated to hit the console in the near future.

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Resident Evil 7 biohazard now available for console and PC

After freaking out PSVR owners with its unsettling demo, Resident Evil 7 biohazard has launched for PC, PS4, and Xbox One. Described as “an incredibly realistic horror experience,” the first-person survival-horror title puts players in the role of distraught husband Ethan Winters. Ethan is searching for his missing wife in Dulvey, Louisiana, when he comes upon a seemingly abandoned plantation. During his investigation, he comes across the strange Baker family, who attempts to stop him by being murderous freaks. After uncovering the mystery, players will be able to continue with post-release support that will include several downloadable packs. Up first, and set to launch “shortly,” is Banned Footage Vol. 1 and Banned Footage Vol. 2, which will add two scenarios as well as a bonus mode. An additional story episode, Not a Hero, is also set to launch later this year, and will be free when it goes live this spring.

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Resident Evil 7 biohazard ‘Kitchen’ demo out now for PlayStation VR

Capcom has announced that the Resident Evil 7 biohazard demo ‘Kitchen’ has been releasing alongside PlayStation VR. The brief look features a kitchen that “provides the unsettling backdrop for a tense scenario that draws players into a hyper-realistic virtual world like never before.” Players who pick up a headset won’t have to download the trial, either, as it is included on a disc included in the PSVR package.

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PlayStation 4 News

Resident Evil 7 biohazard gets new trailer, screens, DLC, and demo

Capcom revealed some new details about Resident Evil 7 at Tokyo Game Show. The Beginning Hour teaser, exclusive to PS Plus subscribers, became the most-downloaded demo on PS4 during its release week, and has surpassed 3 million downloads to date. All PS4 owners will be able to try the game tomorrow, when an updated demo goes live. Titled Twilight, the trial will offer more content by opening up additional areas of the mansion. A new batch of media was also released and gives an early look at combat. Lastly, the deluxe versions, previously $79.99, have been expanded with an extra playable story episode, which has bumped up the price to $89.99. Those who have pre-ordered the digital deluxe edition in North America will received the new episode for free.

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Capcom releases Resident Evil 7 biohazard gameplay trailer

Capcom broke out a new Resident Evil 7 biohazard trailer for Gamescom, titled “Lantern.” The gameplay footage introduces Marguerite Baker, one of the long-unseen residents of a plantation located in Dulvey, Louisiana. The video runs over three minutes long and is presented in the format of a found-footage film. Attendees can check out the Beginning Hour demo in PS VR mode at Sony’s booth in Hall 7, B-010.

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Resident Evil 7 biohazard demo, Beginning Hour, is a hit on PSN

Resident Evil 7 is off to a strong start. According to Capcom, the teaser demo, Beginning Hour, has hit a milestone as “the most downloaded single-player demo on PS4” after seven days online. Even more impressive is that access is limited due to being restricted to PS Plus subscribers, but even then, it’s had over 2 million downloads globally.

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PlayStation 4 News

Resident Evil arena shooter Umbrella Corps launches for PC, PS4

Capcom’s Resident Evil-themed third-person shooter Umbrella Corps has launched for PC and PS4. The download-only title focuses on bursts of fast-paced action with quick matches set in levels from throughout the series, including Raccoon City, RPD Police Station, and the Village from RE4. The 29.99 main game is supplemented by a $14.99 Upgrade Pack that includes a set of skins (Leon, Chris, Wesker), weapons, emotes, custom colors, and patches. The $39.99 Deluxe Edition bundles the game with the pack. Capcom plans on supporting the game with free post-launch content, which will include maps (the Mansion from RE1, Lanshiang from RE6), and a free-for-all mode called 4 Survivors.

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Umbrella Corps – Code: Veronica map, new enemy debuted

Umbrella Corps is getting a touch of Resident Evil Code: Veronica. The Antarctic Base is a direct carryover from Code: Veronica, with the facilities still damaged after the T-virus outbreak. It’s a three-story structure with connecting ventilation ducts and ladders, and is described as “perhaps the most tactical map in the game.” A new enemy was also revealed, Mutated Zombies. These are advanced cases that are unaffected by the Zombie Jammer and can cause the device to become ineffective on other monsters that are near the player. They will be in the single-player Experiment Mode’s Antarctic Base map as well as Multi-Mission Mode’s SP DNA Hunter ruleset. Check them and the new map out below.

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Resident Evil turns 20, Capcom celebrates with developer video series

Resident Evil has turned 20 years old. The series that took the cinematic survival-horror formula to new heights is celebrating its 66 million copies sold, multiple films, and future with a series of videos highlight the franchise’s history. Developer interviews will take players back to the beginning, starting today with a new video featuring producer Hiroyuki Kobayashi. In addition to videos, other events and festivities are planned throughout the year in a multi-month long celebration.

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Umbrella Corps screenshots, trailer, and details released

Capcom has given a bit more detail about their upcoming action title Umbrella Corps. The previously announced One Life Match mode will be joined by Multi-Mission. The mode will pit two teams of up to six players total against one another out in a best of five three-minute rounds. Eight rulesets will cycle randomly, ranging from having to collect five briefcases to a variant of dog tags where players must collect data collars of downed allies and enemies. Details on all rulesets can be found below.

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