I attended the 20th Anniversary Resident Evil Panel at SDCC last week. It was a nostalgic feeling going back to the classics! This panel included RE Producer Masachika Kawata, whom I had the pleasure of meeting.
The Resident Evil team over at CAPCOM decided to re release RE titles remastered for PS4/ and Xbox one consoles. The panel “returned to the beginning” while also featuring limited teaser footage and answering some questions about the upcoming title Resident Evil 7: Biohazard.
Resident Evil 7: Biohazard (developed by ©CAPCOM); is an upcoming survival horror video game slated for release on Microsoft Windows, PS4/ with full Playstation VR support and Xbox one on January 24, 2017. RE7 will be the eleventh entry in the main RE series and the first installment to be played from 1st person.
“20 years ago on March 22, 1996, Resident Evil burst onto the gaming scene. Since then the series has gone on to become one of the most successful gaming franchises of all time selling over 66 million copies worldwide.”
-Capcom, Resident Evil Team
Capcom’s Kitchen Gameplay Teaser premiered at last years E3 2015. Some have called this VR prequel demo “the most disturbing gaming experience.” After E3 the producers said according to people’s reactions that the demo was very successful.
Here is a clip from the RE7 Gameplay Demo at this years E3 2016 Sony Press Conference.
I also attended the Capcom booth to meet with RE producer Masachika Kawata, who signed a poster for me as well as a re-release ps4 copy of RE5 I picked up.
The panel briefly touched upon some of the questions that fans have such as:
- Who am I playing as and what’s the basics of the story?
- Why the 1st person perspective? Why not 3rd person?
- Will there be combat, puzzles and other elements from previous RE games or will it be an entirely new direction?
Unlike previous RE titles they are trying not to disclose too much information. They want to leave an element of surprise. Overall this title is under tight wraps so that fans can jump in and won’t know what to expect. The main objective of this next installment is horror and fear. They decided to go with a direct approach that would be up close and personal, in your face. When you’re playing it’s from your perspective, so they went with the first person approach.
The producers assure us that RE7 will have horror, combat, and games; and that fans of the first game will enjoy title.
GUIDE to Resident Evil Releases:
(courtesy of ©CAPCOM CO/RE)
We Returned to the Beginning…
Resident Evil Origins Collection
Release date Jan. 19, 2016- $39.99
- Resident Evil
- Resident Evil 0
- Improved controls, enhanced visuals, bonus costumes
- Relive the origins of the series
- PS4/Xbox one
Download version available now
Release date Jan. 19, 2016
PS4/PS3/Xbox one/Xbox 360/PC
REDISCOVER THE EVIL
PS4/Xbox one/ PS3/ Xbox 360/PC
More detailed graphics that retain the horror. The environments come alive with detail thanks to resolution upgrades and non-static 3D models.
Post-processing effects like Bloom filters, which were not easy to do at the time of the original release, have been added to make the HD graphics even more realistic.
PS4/Xbox one/ PS3/ Xbox 360/PC
Revelations 2 can be purchased in a variety of ways.
Get each separate episode as they release every week, or purchase the disc and play through the whole game at once.
Release date (Digital) Feb. 24, 2015 (NA)/ Feb. 25, 2015 (EU)
(Disc) Mar. 17, 2015 (NA)/ Mar. 20, 2015 (EU)
Disc Version: Contains everything included in the Complete Season (the four main episodes, the two extra episodes, additional Hunk for Raid Mode and Raid Mode Throwback Map Pack) plus additional costumes for Claire, Moira, Barry and Natalia for the campaign and Raid mode as well as Albert character for Raid mode.
We will save the President’s Daughter…
Resident Evil 4
Releases fall 2016
- Changed video games forever
- High-resolution visuals/improved framerate
- Ada’s “Separate Ways”
- Suplex Ganados’ heads off
- HUNK & Wesker in Mercenaries
- PS4/ XBox one: $19.99
Digital release June 28, 2016/ Disc: July 12, 2016
PS4/Xbox one $19.99
The resolution and the frame rate have been improved to match the technical specs of the PlayStation®4 and Xbox One. Additionally, the full-HD treatment reveals striking detail, elevating the chilling atmosphere where light and shadow create palpable fear. Never before has Resident Evil 5 looked so good.
Release Date Available now
PS4/Xbox one $19.99
High-resolution graphics, high-frame rate
The graphics resolution and the frame rate have been improved to match the technical specs of PlayStation®4 and Xbox One
We are Battling Online…
Release date June 21, 2016
- 3 vs. 3, fast paced, online shooter
- Brainer melee axe and zombie Jammer
- Customize your Merc’s gear
- Set in iconic Resident Evil locations
- Raccoon Police Department (RE2, RE3)
- Raccoon City Streets (RE2, RE3)
- Ganado Village (RE4)
- Kijuju Village (RE5)
Available now: $29.99 standard edition/ $39.99 Deluxe Edition
PS4/ PC/ Steam
Already downloaded over two million times worldwide! (As of June 26, 2016)
If you’re a PlayStation®Plus subscriber, you can get exclusive access to a demo of Resident Evil 7 right now!
RESIDENT EVIL 7 biohazard (Single player Survival horror)
On sale 24 January, 2017 PlayStation®4、PlayStation®VR、Xbox One、PC
for an MSRP of $59.99
RESIDENT EVIL 7 is completely playable with PlayStation®VR! Experience all the horror of the full game in a 360-degree environment. Are you ready to face your fears?
Also Join the RE Ambassadors program !!
information courtesy of ©CAPCOM CO.