ESRB Drops New Details on Resident Evil 7

Earlier today an article on the ESRB website revealed new details about Capcom’s latest entry in the Resident Evil franchise. Whilst most of the gameplay we have seen so far seems to focus on an Outlast style gameplay style of run and hide, the ESRB article hinted at something a bit different.

Players will take on the role of Ethan as he makes his way around a derelict mansion in order to find his wife. If you think Ethan sounds very familiar, this is because his name was mentioned in the latest Gamescom trailer for the game.

The ESRB listing has since been removed from the website, but remains online via Gematsu and the Twitter feed of Wario 64.

This is the full ESRB description:

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 will be released on Playstation 4, Xbox One and PC on January 24th 2017.