If, like me, you became obsessed with your terrible encounter with The Bakers in Resident Evil 7 and Marguerite, er, interesting home cooking, you must also have been excited to learn that there is a Resident Evil 7 prequel on the way. And if playing Resident Evil 7 in VR wasn't scary enough for you, it will also be a virtual reality experience. Sounds great, right?
Unfortunately, not everything is what it seems, however. While Biohazard 7: Walkthrough The Fear certainly looks cool enough – we are told that the story takes us back to Louisiana, where once again we will spend quality time with Patriarch Jack, trapped in a basement and trying to escape – unless If you are living in Tokyo (or planning to visit it very, very soon), you are likely to never be able to play.
Unlike the main game released on PC and consoles, Walkthrough the Fear will be a cooperative arcade experience available only at the Plaza Capcom Ikebukuro VR-X booth in Tokyo, Japan. Launched on October 26, 2019 – which suggests that It's a special Halloween event – the experience is expected to be around 40 minutes and will be available for 2-4 players. We can only hope that Capcom will decide to share it with us too, isn't it?
Of course, this is not the first time Capcom has merged virtual reality with its flagship horror franchise. Resident Evil 7 itself was fully VR playable on PlayStation 4… and it was terrifying.
JICYMI, resident Evil 5 and Resident Evil 6 are arriving at Switch on October 29, just two days before the big scary day. And thanks to the free demos for both games, you can start your celebrations a little early. I like what you see enough to buy one or both full versions and you can also download your demo progress. Nice!
The producer of the next Resident Evil Spin-off, Design Resistance, recently responded publicly to criticism of the new direction of the seriesstating that while it is "totally valid that people want more from the core of quality [Resident Evil] "Capcom needs" experience to continue to branch out and try to offer new gameplay and refine the experiences people expect. "
To learn more about Project Resistance, find out why Josh thinks that while it's not the Resident Evil game that any of us asked for, he is sure there is.
Getting ready for Halloween and looking for some scary suggestions? Find out if Resident Evil 7 makes the cut in our own summary best horror games.