Capcom announced that Xbox One and PC owners will soon be able to try the Resident Evil 7‘s demo called Midnight, which will hit Xbox One on the 9th of this month and Steam on the 19th of this month. It is currently available on the PS4 and has a PSVR mode.
Developed with the new RE engine, it can also be played in 4K by PS4 Pro users. The team encourages those interested to “explore what lies beyond the mold-covered door, where terrifying growling noises emanate from.” Other previous demos included the PlayStation exclusive standalone Beginning Hour and Lantern, which was playable at Gamescom 2016.
The RE7 story begins with Ethan looking for his wife that he once believed was dead, and it takes him to the Baker family’s home with his partner. Then the two get separated. There is no tutorial, no guidance, and nothing in the initial inventory. Players are left to frantically try and escape this nightmare as Jack Baker, an unreasonable, chaotic and abusive father like character, chases after with a shovel. Players will also take on more familiar monsters, like the molded, dark slimy creatures with long claws that will only go down with a head shot.
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Panic leads to mistakes as Jack becomes an obstacle which makes exploration more difficult. The initial lack of inventory leaves players feeling scarily vulnerable until they find the first safe house and are rewarded by a phone call from a mysterious girl, ultimately leaving players with more questions than answers. As time passes the house opens up a bit and there are puzzles to solve to unlock new areas. And players will be able to piece together what happened to the Baker family to make them the way they are.
Resident Evil 7 is set to release on January 24th for PC, PS4 and Xbox One.
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