During this year’s Tokyo Game Show in Tokyo, Japan, Capcom revealed some new gameplay footage for the upcoming Resident Evil 7, which is due for release on January 24th for the Xbox One, PS4 and PC.
The trailer arrives alongside the new hour-long demo designed to give gamers a brief taste and teaser of what’s to come. The demo is also better designed to accommodate the PS4’s PlayStation VR headset, which is due for release next month and is expected to be a huge seller for Sony.
Game Trailers captured the new trailer, which is up and available for viewing right now.
The trailer is said to be in 4K in lieu of the PS4 Pro, but you can bet your bottom dollar that the VR experience will not be in 4K on the PS4 Pro or for the PlayStation VR since the headset’s resolution is limited to 1920 x1080. That’s also not to mention that the PS4 Pro couldn’t run an intensive game like Resident Evil 7 with all its graphics maxed out at native 4K.
The trailer itself is pretty cool. It starts with an awesome wide shot of a car driving down a lonely road toward the mansion. We get to see a series of quick clips, featuring some of the enemy encounters that players will face off against, as well as the new and improved physics and visual effects.
The photogrammetry looks oh-so-sweet, and it would likely look even better if the game was primed and elevated for high-end PCs. Even still, there’s a distinct movie-like quality about the presentation of Resident Evil 7, which is especially impressive.
The regenerating zombillies seem to be an interesting twist, a little like humanized Regenerators from Resident Evil 4.
The trailer gave off a really strong Silent Hill vibe, though. I’d like to see more gameplay before coming to any conclusions about it, though. We’ll likely get to see more as the game leads up to its January launch early next year.