Hey PlayStation fans, Resident Evil 7 Biohazard brings its terrifying horror experience to Gamescom in Cologne, Germany this week where visitors can check out the Beginning Hour demo in the intense PlayStation VR mode at Sony’s booth.
If you didn’t catch the original announcement, you can also experience the horror at home with the Beginning Hour demo, available now for PS Plus members! Evil comes home on 24th January 2017 on PlayStation 4 (with the full gameplay experience available via the included optional PlayStation VR mode).
Resident Evil 7 Biohazard takes place in Dulvey, Louisiana, where something’s amiss. Nobody’s heard from Jack or Marguerite Baker in ages, with rumours flying about what may have happened to them.
At the end of Beginning Hour, you see a tagline that says “Meet the Family,” and in that demo, you get a glimpse at the supposedly missing Jack Baker. We now have some fresh new video and screenshots that introduce more mysterious characters and offer a further look into the terrifying plantation grounds from the upcoming survival horror game. With this latest info drop, you’ll encounter Marguerite, another one of the mysterious family members in the game.
While Beginning Hour acts as a set-up for the main game to provide a sense of the tense atmosphere that awaits you, this time you’ll get to see a found footage video tape segment that will appear in the final game. (And don’t worry, your eyes aren’t playing tricks, you may notice the graphical effects that make everything look like they’re taken from a videotape, which is distinct to these segments and aren’t representative of the graphics in the rest of the game.)
If you played Beginning Hour, you encountered one of these found footage type segments where you were introduced to the “Sewer Gators” film crew and witnessed their grisly fate. This time, you’ll get a sneak peek at content from a tape labelled “Mia,” and you’ll get to see some other areas of the house that you saw in Beginning Hour and characters within – including Marguerite.
Who is the young woman in the videotape? What does Marguerite want with her, and will she escape? We can say that while the young woman may be the focus of this particular found footage video tape segment, you won’t be playing as her in the main game. You’ll have to wait a little longer to find out more about the other characters and what happens in the game!
If you haven’t already, you can experience the horror now with the Beginning Hour demo, available now on PS4 for PS Plus members! Evil comes home on 24th January 2017.