New information regarding Resident Evil 7 has been prematurely leaked thanks to the Entertainment Association Ratings Board (ESRB). The post has since been taken down by the ESRB, but thanks to Gematsu, they were able to pull the full description before it was taken down. The ESRB description reaffirms what we’ve already seen with the game. In that Resident Evil 7 will be first-person and staring a new character. It also shows Capcom’s desire to really try to bring the series back to its horror roots. You can check out the full description below.
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.
IGN was able to reach out to the ESRB and get a statement as to why the listing was removed. Here’s what they said in the statement:
ESRB has removed Resident Evil 7 rating information from the ESRB website. The rating is accurate and was posted as part of our regular process for announcing ratings after they have been assigned. Capcom requested the rating information be removed, and we’re working with them to determine a new posting date.
Resident Evil 7: Biohazard is currently set to release January 24, 2017 on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.