Capcom has been keeping the finer details and plot of Resident Evil 7 in darkness, but a recent ESRB description for the game outed a few and possibly major details. His name was briefly mentioned in a trailer, but the protagonist of Resident Evil 7 is a man named Ethan who is searching for his wife in a “derelict mansion”. You can read the full ESRB description below, which has been pulled at the request of Capcom, but Gematsu managed to nab it before it went down.
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.
A man dismembered with a chainsaw? Someone’s leg taken off at the knee with a shovel? Damn, Resident Evil 7 is sounding viscous!
Resident Evil 7 is coming to PS4, Xbox One and PC on January 27th, 2017.