Come out, come out, wherever you are and meet the old lantern lady, she means you no harm. Such is the theme of the latest trailer for Resident Evil 7, in which our mysterious and easily winded protagonist plays cat and mouse with the world’s slowest walker inside an old, broken down plantation house. Unlike the Beginning Hour demo that — available now on PS4, for free, if you have PS Plus — that was meant to give us a taste of the atmosphere and play style, this footage will appear in the final game.
As for the “found footage” aesthetic, Capcom has confirmed that it’s not going to look that way when Resident Evil 7 hits PC, PS4 and Xbox One on January 24, 2017.
“While it may look a little fuzzy, don’t worry – that’s not representative of the entire game’s final graphics. What you see here is a filter that simulates the battered tapes that you’ll be “watching” and playing through in the full game, similar to the tape you can find of the “Sewer Gators” film crew in Beginning Hour. This time, you’ll get a sneak peek at a different tape, one that both shows new areas of the house, and perhaps more importantly, another member of the family – Marguerite.”
I know I’ve seen that face before, but where? Oh yeah!