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Resident Evil 7 biohazard: On PS4, PS VR January 24

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Resident Evil 7 biohazard: On PS4, PS VR January 24

Horror fans all have one thing in common: We live to be terrified. Capcom has heard fans’ masochistic cries for a Resident Evil game far more terrifying than anything that has come before it. Resident Evil 7 biohazard is the harrowing homecoming you’ve been waiting for.

Resident Evil 7 biohazard: On PS4, PS VR January 24

Capcom announced Resident Evil 7 biohazard, the next major entry in the famed Resident Evil series, today during PlayStation’s big E3 2016 press conference in Los Angeles. While Resident Evil 7 draws from the series’ roots of atmospheric survival horror, it also delivers a whole new level of terror. 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 7 ramps up that tension with an immersive first-person view and a photorealistic graphical style.

Capcom is able to achieve a shocking degree of visual fidelity thanks to the new and fully VR compatible proprietary in-house RE Engine. Last year’s “Kitchen” tech demo for PlayStation VR was in fact built on this new engine as well. With the RE Engine plus industry leading audio and visual technologies, you experience every abhorrent detail up close and personal in Resident Evil 7. Compatibility with PlayStation VR escalates the unsettling feeling of presence to a level that horror fans have never experienced. No Resident Evil you’ve ever survived can prepare you for this.

Of course, a horror story is only as frightening as its setting, and Resident Evil 7 pays tribute to the franchise’s origins on this front as well. Resident Evil 7 is set after the events of Resident Evil 6, taking place in modern day and revolving around a foreboding, derelict plantation mansion in rural America. Players must explore and survive the horrors within the mysterious, sprawling estate.

Courageous PS4 owners can get a taste of this new chapter of Resident Evil by downloading the “Resident Evil 7 Teaser: Beginning Hour” demo on PlayStation Store. This free demo of Resident Evil 7 is available exclusively to all PlayStation Plus subscribers at this time, and offers a sense of the intense and terrifying experience awaiting you. We don’t want to spoil your time playing Beginning Hour by offering too many details, so start your download today and prepare to face your fears.

True survivalists who pre-order the Standard or Digital Deluxe version of Resident Evil 7 will receive the Survival Pack, which includes an early unlock to the hardest difficulty mode as well as a special item set when the game releases. Pre-order via the PlayStation Store and you’ll also receive the exclusive Resident Evil 7 PS4 dynamic theme.

Resident Evil and PlayStation have a long history together – starting 20 years ago with the launch of the 1996 original – and now is the perfect time for fans of both. Experiencing the exploration and immersive atmosphere in the new, unnervingly intimate first-person view of Resident Evil 7 is guaranteed to rattle players on its own. But with the added magic of PS VR it will become the stuff of nightmares when the game releases for PS4 on January 24, 2017.

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  • Where are the PS Vita games???

    • @1 – it’s a dead system. Move on.

    • Almaslordchild

      It’s not really dead. According to GameFly there are 12 games coming out for the vita. It’s mainly just JRPG’s from Aksys and NIS America, though. Sony even said that there were not developing any first party games for it last year.

  • Can’t find the demo for this.

  • I’m so happy at the guys at Capcom for bringing the Resident Evil series back to it’s survival horror roots, since I didn’t really liked the more action-focused Resident Evil games. Although I’ll accept Resident Evil 4 for having some, if not, a little bit of the survival horror aspect despite being more action-focused. Resident Evil 5 is okay, and we all know how we feel about Resident Evil 6.

  • I’ve fallen out of touch with Resident Evil, but this reveal has brought me back in a major way. I don’t know if I could even handle the fully-immersive experience in PSVR, but I’m eager to give it a shot :-)

  • That demo has me sold on getting a VR headset. Im going to try and pre order one tomorrow.
    Although im curious how the game plays without a VR headset, although I guess we will find out when soon

  • Also is it me or is that the Phanta Rei engine?

  • So, I assume the demo won’t actually be out until the Store update tomorrow, correct?

    • Dragonchasers

      Developer said the whole game is in 1st person.

    • Dragonchasers

      Sorry, responded to the wrong comment. /blush

    • ShadowStar83x

      Well, Trials of the Blood Dragon was live just minutes after Ubi’s E3 conference ended, so it’s possible it still might tonight.

    • Dragonchasers

      It’s weird though because they put up the Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens demo today as promised. Not sure what the hold-up is with this demo.

    • ShadowStar83x

      Yea, not sure, either. They put it up during the conference. I found it on the store before they said anything about it.

  • illusion8492

    I seriously highly doubt there will be any costumes about this game given that it’s gonna be in first person. Sure we may see the other characters, but having costumes isn’t the point of this vision of Resident Evil.

  • For all we know only this demo is in first person with the rest being in third person, or going back and forth between the two.

  • Wakkadude21

    Maybe put the demo out before you say that’s it’s available to play right now. It’s really frustrating.

    • jikifreak69

      Agreed. Or at least say something like “Available at midnight!” or something like time zones etc

  • thegreatjoshini

    Seriously Sony, are going for the the most stupid company of the decade award? The demo isn’t out on the American store and E3 is an American event what the hell are doing?

  • jikifreak69

    I am excited for it, but it also brings a tear to my eyes. It resembles Silent Hill so much that I though it WAS Silent Hills when the trailer was shown. I hope the demo IS up tonight….it’s almost 10pm and nothing in the PS+ or PS Store.

  • squirrely187

    Anyone find this demo yet

    • jikifreak69

      Not available yet…ugh…should have been ready within hours after the event.

  • It should have been available when they said…. last night…..

  • Fail.

  • CapinChronic

    It’s live on the UK store already lol

  • FaaTaLViiru5

    any idea if we have to go to “search ” and type it in teh ps store or will it be on the main page on ps store? anyone tried the demo yet or still waitng for it to drop on ps4?

  • FaaTaLViiru5

    im in canada in the westcoast pst so ill prob be at midnigth or later

  • It’s after midnight for me and still nothing

    • Chesterfield308

      Midnight PST, perhaps? Or just whenever they update the NA Store at this rate…

  • I am wondering if you can live stream it on YouTube when it becomes available.

  • when is it going up on the US store? It’s after 1am EST and I thought it was going up after the conference which ended hours ago.

  • FaaTaLViiru5

    theres people playign it twitch already

  • When you say it’s available now… you actually mean… the opposite of that, because it’s not on the US store for anyone.

  • wheres the demo?

  • WHERE IS THE DEMO WHY DID YOU GUYS LIE. YOU PUT UP THAT STUPID LEGO GAME BUT NOT RE7 SO WHERE IS IT!

  • Staid up to download this, now I have little sleep for work AND no demo to show for it.

    I’m really trying to be patient, but this is absolutely ridiculous, next time you say it’s available on the market, make it’s you mean it’s distributed on EVERY market, or at least the time zone you advertise to. Thank, Sony/Capcom.

  • Courageous PS4 owners can get a taste of this new chapter of Resident Evil by downloading the “Resident Evil 7 Teaser: Beginning Hour” demo on PlayStation Store. This free demo of Resident Evil 7 is available exclusively to all PlayStation Plus subscribers at this time, and offers a sense of the intense and terrifying experience awaiting you. We don’t want to spoil your time playing Beginning Hour by offering too many details, so start your download today and prepare to face your fears.

  • “Resident Evil 7 Teaser: Beginning Hour” demo on PlayStation Store. This free demo of Resident Evil 7 is available exclusively to all PlayStation Plus subscribers at this time”

    “so start your download today and prepare to face your fears.”

  • It not available wtf..

  • It not available..

    • I know isnt this stupid. They said at E3 Tonight. The playstation Blog says TONIGHT so why is it not on there idc if its late wake up and get to work your pissing alot of paying customers off lol

  • Where’s that demo at though? I got work tomorrow ya know. Said it was gonna be up tonight. Is tonight like gonna be 4am or what?

  • Carlos (6/14/2016, 12:47:28 AM): In this case, since it was recently announced, I recommend you to review our blog so when it becomes available, you can download: https://blog.us.playstation.com/ at the moment the content is not on PS Store, so I recommend you to check our blog and also contact Capcom, developers of the game for further information: 650-350-6700 http://www.capcom.com
    Me (6/14/2016, 12:48:35 AM): But it was confirmed for tonight correct? Cause the Lego star wars demo made it on there but no Resident evil 7. So are you saying sony isnt in charge of the PSN store im confused
    Carlos (6/14/2016, 12:50:02 AM): Yes, it was announced but not released yet, so I recommend you to keep reviewing the PS Blog once you can download the demo, or asks Capcom, about when will they release it for PSN.

  • impossiblekidA

    Beginning hour = 12AM

  • Anyone in here that wants the demo, please do me a favor and tweet Tim Turi, the person that wrote this article. His Twitter is @timturi, and he’s a social media specialist for Capcom. Nobody here can help us, it’s not like official sony employees are reading our replies. The best thing to do is to tell Tim how bad we want the demo NOW. Hopefully if enough people tweet to Tim, Capcom will get on Sony to get the US store updated.

  • Where’s the demo at????it’s 1046 PST where I’m at and it ain’t here. I gotta wake up early to drive to e3 and I want to experience RE7 NOWWWWW

  • So is the PSVR version of Resident Evil 7 a separate purchase, or do we just need to buy the normal retail version and it will have everything it needs to run on PSVR included on the disc?

    ‘Cause that feels like an important question no one is asking.

    • Ok, so the pre order for the game is there if you search in the ps store….but no demo…let me at least try it before I throw money at you…

    • No its the same Game. You would just go into the setting and Turn VR experience on to play the full game in VR

    • The game isnt even on there to pre order

    • I don’t even see the pre order option….I search resident evil and everything comes up but the stuff related to 7

  • Also the store page say “VR compatible” so yes, it will be included

    • Where did you find this i search it and its not there so where are you seeing this game at

  • djcuervoremix

    demon //?????????????????????????????

  • Well it’s after 2am n I have a massive headache from scrolling the entire PlayStation store looking for this demo! I read somewhere that it was up earlier n that for some reason it wasn’t working….I wish ppl would stop playing with my emotions n put the demo up already!

  • Where the heck is the demo?! im searching resident evil, biohazard, im sticking 7’s in there..im searching for everything where you at!?

  • Typenin Resident evil under search, press right to go to the search results and scroll down to find the pre order page

  • Here’s the preorder link:

    https://store.playstation.com/#!/en-us/games/resident-evil-7-biohazard/cid=UP0102-CUSA03962_00-BH70000000000001

    still can’t download the demo, but at least it’s a step closer…

  • I’m getting ‘Konami’ vibes from this.

  • if you live in the UK, or have a UK account, you can click this link and download the demo NOW

    https://store.playstation.com/#!/en-gb/games/resident-evil-7-teaser-demo-beginning-hour/cid=EP0102-CUSA04767_00-BH70000000DEMO01

    …also, replacing the “gb” with “us” doesn’t work, because i already tried!!

  • Still NO DEMO its up in Japan and UK WTF

  • SO someone please Explain why JAPAN and UK have the Demo put they wont put it on PSN store. If i find out they didnt put it up yet cause there sleeping ill be ****ed

  • SO someone please Explain why JAPAN and UK have the Demo put they wont put it on PSN store. If i find out they didnt put it up yet cause there sleeping ill be mad

  • Go get it! Its up! In game page

  • Guys ITS UP!

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