Free Resident Evil 7 DLC Chapter Arrives This Spring

Paid DLC is also on the way.

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Not long after the game itself debuts, Capcom plans to offer a free piece of Resident Evil 7 DLC sometime this spring.

According to Japanese publication Famitsu (as translated by Gematsu), the DLC is called Not a Hero. It's described as a short story scenario separate from that of the main game's protagonist, Ethan. Further details were not revealed.

Capcom has already revealed other DLC for the game, including the preorder bonus Survival Pack that unlocks in-game items and an additional difficulty mode right from the start. A season pass is also on the way with additional, more meaningful content. A Steam page for it states two volumes of something called Banned Footage (which come to PS4 first) and another story episode are on the way, though specifics remains unknown.

Resident Evil 7 launches for PS4, Xbox One, and PC on January 24.

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Just dont understand why ppl are upset over dlc. If you dont want it dont get it. Even if capcom didnt add the dlc some of yall would be bitchin cause there isnt any. Just be grateful ita not an episodic re. Geeez.

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@nightd720ad: People are upset because the content included in the season pass would have been included with the game and its original cost in previous years. This is just the way that publishers are fleecing the gamers out of more of their hard earned. It is people like you that need to start thinking about these things. Geez!

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Wasn't this the game where Capcom said they weren't going to have microtransactions to avoid pissing people off??? But instead they are going to add some paid DLC..(I know first one is free but the later one's aren't.)

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@clay544888: I'm already confused about all the stuff that is confirmed day 1, coming soon and yet unannounced.

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Bring it on baby!!

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@supertostsuper: "Ahhhhh.... I'll buy it at a high price!"

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I wanna wait for the GotY Edition but I dont wanna get spoiled...

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I got this game for $42 CAD.... so even if it's not a great RE game... I'm okay with it. As for the DLC... I'll wait and see how much I enjoy (or don't) the main game.

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@whatsazerg: Except the games amazing and totally worth it.

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Capcom, instead of making DLCs and other such crap that only gets people pissed (yes, even if it is free once and too expensive the rest of times), please, remake Resident Evil 2 already. Your die-hard RE fans are waiting and you owe this to us. Thanks.

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@phili878: They owe you nothing.

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@whatsazerg: Yes they do. They owe their fans big time, because without the fans that kept their company going, especially during dark times, without those fans, they are useless. Nice troll attempt tho.

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@phili878: ur reply crits him for over 9000!!!!111

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Do we know how long the dlc's will stay exclusive to PS4? I was planning on pre-ordering the deluxe edition but if the dlc is going to take as long as the demo did coming to xbox, then I'll get the standard edition.

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It's getting harder and harder to find games that don't try to rip you off.

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@jdc6305: When was free DLC a bad thing?

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@Epak_: You expect me to jump for joy about content that should have been included with the game to begin with? Is one free expansion suppose to make up for the other 2 or 3 that were stripped from the games development to be sold separately?

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@jdc6305: At least some people like yourself can 'see the wood for the trees'. It amazes me that people think that it is a good will gesture rather than a covert 'let's pretend this wasn't already in the game and make them think we're generous in order to sell more dlc' ploy. Gamers are so naive nowadays.

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@jdc6305: How do you know it should have been included with the main game? It even has a separate main character. What are the other 2 or 3 parts that were ripped out of the game if I may ask?

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@Epak_: Because I'm old enough to remember a time when games had more content when they were released. It's only common sense to know what they are doing. Why create one big game when in the same amount of time they can section parts of it off and sell it separately via download?

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@jdc6305: No actual facts then, you're just assuming. Game is awesome btw, almost done with it and can't wait for that free dlc.

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@jdc6305: I know right. Can't they concentrate on just releasing the actual game first?

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@jdc6305: Sad but true.

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I don't know who is worst when it comes to DLC, Capcom or Sega. Honorable mention to EA and ubisoft.

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@jack00: Activision. Two games: Destiny and CoD. CoD was the originator of the season pass and therefore deserve universal hatred.

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Hey, that's pretty good.

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Capcom strikes again! First they said, they changed their policies and they will give complete experiences after sf5 failure. Then they hype game that nobody know what is it about,, they give no any real gameplay other than nosense demo and then they give many 10 seconds long teaser of the teaser videos. Guess what? many people already are hunted by capcom and have preordered the game. End of story.

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Cant wait for the full version this fall and half the price

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@chiefwiggum16: I think I'll have to wait to. It'll be tough if reviews and reception are extremely positive but I think I'll have to wait out until I can get all content for cheap. I'll atleast wait for a decent sale on the main game.

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@chiefwiggum16: Yup.

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Already pre ordered with the season pass, cannot wait.

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@johnnyboy787: Fair enough !! If you like something and want to support it and have the money to spend .. go for it !!

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@johnnyboy787: last game i ever preordered was the phantom pay day one edition and what did i got for my 60 bucks?

a cheap xeroxed jacket and and a steam code which allowed me only to play the game at official launch.

seeing what mess was RE 6, must admit your'e a real daredevil...

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@hordicus: well my friend I (very regrettably!!!!) Pre-ordered the crap-fest otherwise known as no man's sky. I've never felt so ripped off in my life! If nothing else, that experience taught me a valuable lesson, always and I mean absolutely always wait for the game to be released and get feedback from fellow gamers, not reviewers but gamers themselves.

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@johnnyboy787: Dear johnyboy787, get killed. People like you are ruining the gaming industry.

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@jack00: I don't see how, I love the demo so I pre order the game.

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@johnnyboy787: People like you are what's wrong with the game industry.

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@Simulator_Shock: True. Never pre order or buy day one (or anywhere close to day one since roughly 90% of games have some game breaking bugs on day one). Always wait for the complete edition that is fully patched and is on sale lol.

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Get ready with tons of Tape DLC. The game smells milk.

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@GabrielX-X: you know I actually like it as long as the tapes aren't essential to the main story. If they are al there on small contained stories I think it could be great for horror fans. It reminds me of the VHS horror series. It allows them to do different types of horror stories.

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I will be to busy not caring. Im not buying this crap that is Resident evil in name only. Ican only hope CA$HCOM does'nt **** the Resident evil 2 remake over. By that i mean making it play like Resident Evil 4,5,and 6.

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@lilhurk1985187: Hey man this game is pretty awesome, they really did go back to the "root of the problem".

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@lilhurk1985187:I, for the love of god also hope we get a proper REmake 2 a-la REmake with the og gameplay/fixed cams but I am feeling this new RE7 and know that it will be a great game overall even if its not exactly like my favorite REs. I would also REALLY love that they remake Outbreak and file 2 with functional servers these games would be amazing played online.

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@lilhurk1985187: Besides the camera perspective, it's closer to a Resident Evil game than RE4. Safe rooms, maze exploration, puzzle solving, just in first person.

And I think the REmake2 will be a similar remake to the first REmake, which is probably the best way they could do it. Sales for the REmake broke records for them, and I'm sure they know that RE2 is very popular and people have been asking for it to be REmade.

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@savagerodent: " Besides the camera perspective, it's closer to a Resident Evil game than RE4."

I think some people are just refusing to look past the camera perspective. There are of course differences from past games but 4 was also derivative from the first 3 games, and 6 was certainly a far cry from the first game. From what I've seen RE7 has a lot more in common with the original game than 5 and 6.

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@scottyp360: I do prefer 3rd person over 1st person overall in games, but it won't make or break a game. If say the first RE was remade again, but instead it was in 1st person, it would roughly be the same game. Technically RE4 still had the same controls and everything, just that the camera was behind the character. The level design took a hit though, and that's what I personally didn't like about RE4.

4 and 5 are pretty similar tbh. In the gameplay and level design department, they're identical, but 5's atmosphere was lacking for a Resident Evil game and it focused too much on action and didn't have any scares or tension. ...I don't want to talk about 6.

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@savagerodent: I'm also a fan of 3rd person style but 1st person does add to the atmosphere and immersion which works well for a horror game. I'll gladly welcome it in this iteration of Resident Evil as there seems to be a lot of elements from past games returning.

Definitely agree about 4 and 5. The atmosphere for 4 helped keep a resident evil feel as it still felt like a horror game. I enjoyed 5 for what it was and atleast mercenaries was a fun time with a friend. The gameplay wasn't quite resident evil but it was still enjoyable.

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Sweet thankful for additional free content!

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