UPDATE: Release dates corrected after Capcom’s official announcement. Watch the trailer below.
Japanese magazine Famitsu reveals that Capcom is preparing the release of a special edition of Resident Evil 7 including all the DLC content. In addition, the company would be planning to release two new downloadable story chapters, featuring Chris Redfield and Zoe Baker as the main characters. Titled “Not a Hero” and “End of Zoe,” these additional chapters would launch along with the Gold Edition on December 12, with the first DLC being free for all owners of the game, while the second one would be released separately.
The Gold Edition is said to release for PS4, Xbox One, and PC, although the physical edition would be exclusive to PS4 in Japan. Aside of the two additional story episodes, the game would also come with the contents of the Banned Footage Vol. 1 and 2 DLC packages.
Resident Evil 7 launched in January and received great reviews for its return to the horror and puzzle roots of the series, as well as its excellent settings and atmosphere, which made it a trully terrifying experience, especially when played on PlayStation VR. Meant to be a sort of soft reboot of the series, the game didn’t feature any of the previous main heroes, something that will change with the upcoming Not a Hero DLC, which was revealed long ago to feature Chris Redfield as the main character. The DLC was supposed to release earlier in the year, although Capcom has avoided giving any new information until now.
Resident Evil 7 joined the latest entries of iconic Japanese franchises like Final Fantasy or Tekken as a game that had disappointing sales in its home land, despite finding huge success in the West. The fact that the game didn’t feature any of the previous main characters was seen as one of the reasons why the Japanese audience didn’t feel as excited with this entry, so it’s probable that Capcom might try to reverse that situation.
Resident Evil 7: Gold Edition and the DLCs Not a Hero and End of Zoe launch on December 12 for PS4, Xbox One, and PC.