Resident Evil 7: Biohazard
Release Date
01.24.2017
Publisher
Capcom
Developer
Capcom
Resident Evil 7: Biohazard
Updates by: Shane Weaver
Resident Evil 7 is set approximately 4 years after the events of Resident Evil 6 in the fictional city of Dulvey, Louisiana in the Southern United States. It features a new protagonist named Ethan who is a civilian that lacks much of the combat skills that most of the main characters of the previous Resident Evil titles displayed. Ethan is on the search for his missing wife, which leads him to a derelict plantation mansion, home of the strange Baker family.

Although connections to previous games in the series will be made, the game will feature an entirely new cast of characters. The title of the game, which for the first time contains in it both the “Resident Evil” and “Biohazard” brand names of the series across all regions, is said to be a clue to what’s behind the game’s plot.

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GAME TIMELINE
2016
11/07
As eluded to, the final gameplay snippet reveals that a new trailer, TAPE-3 'Resident Evil', will arrive in early December, likely along with a new update for the Beginning Hour demo.
10/21
The game is shown to be 90 per cent complete at an Ambassador's meeting in Japan, as told by Alex Aniel (@cvxfreak) on Twitter.
10/13
A series of short gameplay snippets begin releasing in pairs of two for Resident Evil Ambassadors, with a checklist at the end of each clip hinting a big announcement after the 10th clip.
9/29
A couple more screenshots leak on Russian site gamemag.ru.
9/15
A translated Famitsu article details some of the game's beginning moments, fending enemies off with a knife and meeting the eldest member of the Baker family, Camile.
9/14
Also unveiled was a special Resident Evil 7 X L'arc en Ciel VR music video colaboration that has the band members as zombies in "L'arcoon City."
9/14
At Tokyo Game Show 2016, a new trailer, TAPE-2 'The Bakers', is released, along with new details about the game and an update for the Beginning Hour demo, called the Twilight Version.
9/13
A new Ambassador Program email is sent, showing an image of the Baker family around a dinner table and the attic room from the Beginning Hour demo with the wall knocked down.
9/13
Offscreen pictures of the game running on PS4 Pro leak on Twitter from user @NawafGAMES.
9/12
Pre-order bonuses leak on Swedish retailer Discshop as Survival Packs that include healing items and ammo.
9/08
The Resident Evil 20th Anniversary U.S. Tour is announced, starting on Sept. 15 and lasting until Nov. 16.
8/26
New details about the game's story and combat are accidentally detailed in an ESRB rating description for the game, including the protagonist's name of Ethan, Mia being his missing wife, as well as chainsaws, flamethrowers, and rocket launchers as weapons.
8/17
A new gameplay trailer called "Lanturn" is shown at Gamescom 2016, putting the player in the shoes of a character named Mia.
8/05
Another email is delivered, this time with an image of in game renders for herbs, First Aid Med, and a Lucky Coin.
7/01
An email is sent to members of the Resident Evil Ambassador Program that shows the infamous Dummy Finger item from the demo sitting atop a calender for September 2016, hinting more details from TGS 2016.
6/13
Resident Evil 7: Biohazard is officially announced at Sony's 2016 E3 Media Briefing along with the first trailer, TAPE-1 'Desolation.'
6/13
Coinciding with the announcement, the Resident Evil 7 Beginning Hour demo is released on PlayStation Network, allowing players to begin delving into the mysteries that lay within.
5/17
Game is affirmed to be in development by insider Dr. Serkan Toto.
2015
6/16
A PSVR demo titled The Kitchen is showcased at E3 2015, made in a new engine by the Resident Evil team at Capcom.
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