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Resident Evil 7: Biohazard Demo Breaks Records

Beginning Hour has been downloaded over two million times globally.


Capcom has announced that Resident Evil 7 Teaser: Beginning Hour has set the record as the most downloaded single-player PS4 demo in the first week of its release for North America. The demo has hit 2 million downloads globally, despite it only being available to PlayStation Plus subscribers.

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Beginning Hour is a prologue, but will not be part of the full Resident Evil 7 Biohazard game, which will feature a different protagonist. The demo houses a number of seemingly unsolved mysteries, one of which Capcom recently debunked.

Resident Evil 7 is scheduled for release on PS4, Xbox One, and PC on January 24, 2017. GameSpot recently interviewed Resident Evil 7 producer Masachika Kawata at E3, who talked to us about what the full game will actually be like. Kawata was also producer for Resident Evil: Revelations, and Umbrella Corps.

Kawata confirmed that the game represents a "return to horror" for the series, although combat and gun-play will also be present. The game will be playable from start to finish using PlayStation VR. As for the story, we know that the game is set after the events of Resident Evil 6, and takes place in a modern day setting. The story centres on a "foreboding, derelict plantation mansion in rural America. Players must explore and survive the horrors within the mysterious, sprawling estate.

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