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Resident Evil 7: Biohazard’s Storyline and Location Leaked by ESRB

A number of meaty details have been revealed for Resident Evil 7: Biohazard, courtesy of the Entertainment Software Ratings Board (ESRB) which updated the game’s listing today.

The upcoming Mature-rated installment is going to have players follow a character named Ethan, as he anxiously explores a “derelict mansion” in search of his missing wife.

This is not the first time that we’re hearing about the lead character. A trailer released at Gamescom 2016 mentioned Ethan by name in what we can now be sure is a message from his wife: “Ethan, if you find this, I know I can’t expect anything from you. I don’t know what happened. There’s so much that you need to know.”

The ESRB description, which has since then been taken down, also specifically mentioned the game to be a “survival-horror” experience in first-person perspective. Players will be able to wield an assortment of weaponry; including pistols, shotguns, flamethrowers, explosives, and chainsaws.

According to the listing, the game carries a lot of cutscenes depicting “gore and intense acts of violence.” As examples, it cited a scene where a character’s arm is cut through by a chainsaw and another where a character is impaled through the face with a shovel. Sounds like death scenes for the player, if he/she fails to survive the “mutant creatures” of the mysterious mansion.

Below is the complete description of the game provided by the ESRB:

This is a survival-horror game in which players assume the role of Ethan, a man searching for his missing wife in a derelict mansion. From a first-person perspective, players explore the environment and use pistols, shotguns, flamethrowers, explosives and chainsaws to kill mutant creatures. Combat is accompanied by realistic gunfire, screams of pain, and exaggerated blood-splatter effects. As players progress through the story, cutscenes can depict instances of gore and intense acts of violence: a character’s arm dismembered by a chainsaw; a man’s leg taken off at the knee with a shovel; a character impaled through the face with a shovel. Some areas also depict mutilated corpses with exposed organs/viscera. The words “f**k” and “sh*t” are heard in the dialogue.

Resident Evil 7: Biohazard is slated for an official release on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on January 24.

Saqib Mansoor
The odd man in the group who hates chocolate, cheese, and having to work on Sundays.


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