Resident Evil 7‘s first volume of Banned Footage packed full of DLC goodness is available today on PlayStation 4, but what exactly do those still itching to see more of the Baker family actually get as part of the $10 bundle? Three individual scenarios, each of which places emphasis on one of the survival horror’s core pillars of gameplay, are included in the bundle, two of which put players in the shoes of Clancy.
You know the guy, he’s the cameraman introduced to us in the Beginning Hour demo that met a rather unfortunate end. Of course, if you’ve already played through the entirety of Resident Evil 7, you’ll discover there was more to his story than being impaled on a hook, but we won’t spoil that here.
See below for the full rundown of what each new chapter adds:
- Nightmare: Sewer Gators cameraman Clancy must craft weapons and ammo to face off against hordes of enemies to survive until morning.
- Bedroom: Clancy must figure out how to get out of a locked bedroom in the Baker family’s plantation and make his escape but beware – Marguerite Baker won’t be happy if she knows he’s up and out of bed!
- Extra game mode – Ethan Must Die: An extra tough mode that is separate from the events of RE7. (PSVR is not supported in Ethan Must Die.)
I must admit, the Nightmare scenario description immediately evokes memories of that section in Resident Evil 4, where Leon, Luis and Ashley barricade themselves inside a mouldy country house in order to fend off endless waves of Ganado vying for their blood, so if it turns out to be even nearly as tense as that, count me in. Bedroom, meanwhile, sounds very much like a continuation of the ‘Happy Birthday!’ tape found in the base game, while Ethan Must Die, well, we’ll see, but here’s hoping it’s not just a ratcheted-up version of Madhouse mode with insta-kill enemies.
Either way, for $10, that sounds like a generous amount of content. If you’re still on the fence, give the trailer above a quick watch to see if it can’t sway you. A follow-up DLC – Banned Footage Vol. 2 – will be available for PlayStation 4 in February. Xbox One and PC players will have to wait for the month-long exclusivity period to end before either Volume becomes available.
Yet to experience the joys (read: horrors) of the Baker household? Find our Resident Evil 7 review here.