Feb 21, 2017
After already launching on PS4, Resident Evil 7’s DLC – Banned Footage – has at last been realeased on Steam and Xbox One. The Windows 10 version will follow shortly.
Banned Footage Volume 1 will cost you £7.99/€9.99/$9.99, and Volume 2 will set you back £11.99/€14.99/$14.99
Volume 1 includes two extra pieces of videotape, containing scenes that players interact with throughout the game: “Bedroom” and “Nightmare”. They’re gruesome as you think, trust me. There’s also a brand-new mode, “Ethan Must Die”, which – as fans of past Capcom games will know – is an extra-difficult game mode. This mode is not playable in VR.
The beefier Volume 2 includes “Daughters”, which takes a closer look at the Baker family’s life before the tragic and gruesome events of Resident Evil 7 – something that fans of the game have been dying for since that now-iconic dinner-table scene. Also part of the DLC is “21”, which gives players the grim opportunity to risk their life in one of Lucas Baker’s Saw-like games. Both these modes are supported in VR. “Jack’s 55th Birthday” is also included in the DLC – an additional mode that has players racing against to clock as they feed Jack an array of treats – all in celebration of this momentous occasion. “Jack’s 55th Birthday” is not playable in VR.
“Resident Evil 7 features a blend of horror, combat and puzzle-solving, so I wanted to use the DLC to explore each of those concepts separately in depth,” says the game’s director, Koshi Nakanishi.
“As with the main game, the found-footage-tape idea lets us explore things that didn’t happen all in sequence, but rather to different people at different times. So players can start a DLC tape and not be sure where they even are – and of course, it means the player can die at the end.”
Naturally, Season Pass and Deluxe Edition owners will get the Banned Footage contents on release, and there’s still an additional story episode to come (details are not yet available).
Additionally, in spring 2017, all players will unlock the free “Not a Hero” content, which introduces players to a brand-new separate storyline – one that’s detached from Ethan’s story in the main game.
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