Resident Evil 7 Will Have Green Herbs, If You Know What We Mean

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Capcom has confirmed Resident Evil 7: Biohazard will have Green Herbs. And by that we mean the medicinal plant that has been used to recover health in the survival horror franchise since its inception and definitely not marijuana. If you inferred that we were talking about weed based on the headline, that's on you because everyone knows what Green Herb is used for in the context of Resident Evil.

Anyway, Capcom sent images to those that have signed up for the Resident Evil newsletter. "Take a first look at the healing items in the game! Oh wait... what's this coin doing here?," reads the message. Along with it is the picture below, courtesy of NeoGAF.

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The presence of a coin suggests there may be an in-game vendor to buy and sell items from, however this has not been officially confirmed as of yet. Here's hoping Resident Evil 4's Merchant makes his triumphant return.

Following its debut at E3 2016, Capcom released Resident Evil 7 Teaser: Beginning Hour, a short demo of the game that was available on PS4. The demo set a record for the most downloaded single-player PS4demo in the first week of its release for North America.

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 said Resident Evil 7 represents a "return to horror" for the series, but noted that combat and gun-play will also be a focus of the game. The game will be playable from start to finish using PlayStation VR.

In terms of story, it takes place after the events of Resident Evil 6 and is set in the 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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urbanman2004

"Got some rare things on sale, stranger!"

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naryanrobinson

If the whole game plays like what we've seen so far, I am cryogenically disappointed. With extra emphasis on the “cry”.

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Mogan

@naryanrobinson: Capcom said the demo from E3 is just to set the tone, and wont actually be in the final game. RE7 will have combat (of some kind), and resources, and involve more than simply walking around trying item X on thing Y to see if anything happens.

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vexxouds

Puff puff pass!!

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LouiXIII

Any "green wraps" to go with those green herbs lol

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AyatollaofRnR

"what are you buying"

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PIXEL8

"Ahhhhhhhh! I'll buy it at a high price!"

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juanca971

@pixel8: duuudeee this is so nostalgic, definitely my favorite phrase of the vendor!

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NTM23

When it said 'if you know what we mean' I really had no idea what they were getting at. All I thought about was the Resident Evil herb... Okay, marijuana. Got it. That would not be something I was thinking about if I wrote this article. I guess it makes sense though.

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Mogan

@NTM23: I always assumed the RE herbs WERE marijuana, and you weren't healing yourself so much as not caring about being hurt anymore.

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NTM23

@Mogan: Possible. It looks enough like it. That said, there are many Japanese medicinal herbs that are not marijuana.

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mrbojangles25

Nice headline.

"Oh yeah let's all bait the stoners and then when they come in let's make fun of them"

Get with the times; pot is no longer taboo, it is mainstream, and bullying stoners is lame.

Maybe some of us were hoping a video game would be progressive and have a positive pro-marijuana message but, sadly, it does not.

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KoalaIsDead

@mrbojangles25: defending you aside, I do think it's a slight overreaction only because not Capcom nor any video game developer had anything to do with the publishing of this article. I agree though that the title of the article is a pretty sad attempt to pander to stoners. I'd say it's not one of the highest points for GS as far as their articles go, but Resident Evil has always featured the use of red, green, and blue herbs for healing. I don't think any Resident Evil game expresses an opinion on marijuana, good or bad. It's just the GS writer trying to get more clicks for his article because he gets in trouble if his article doesn't get the proper amount of traffic. More than anything, i'd say this is a perfect example of the gaming media having little to no understanding of their readers. Or maybe Tamoor Hussain just wrote this article while he was high lol.

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Mogan

@mrbojangles25: You miiight be over-reacting just a little.

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mrbojangles25

@Mogan: I know, but it's so fun....

also if this was Eddie, I'd get it; that guy is a clickbait whore. But I expect more of Tamoor *shrugs*

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Grenadeh

@mrbojangles25:

No one is bullying stoners but if you're so pathetically concerned about your still 95% illegal hobby, it's you who has the issues, not anyone else.

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KoalaIsDead

@Grenadeh: Yeah, 25 states currently legalizing marijuana in some form or decriminalizing it and that's expected to shoot up in the 30's this November. I don't know where you are getting "still 95% illegal hobby" from, but you're completely misinformed. Your rhetoric and your attitude are very outdated ( at least a good 10-15 years outdated) and I would give some serious thought about sharing your opinions publicly again because you might realize that most of the people reading actually think you're the pathetic one attacking some stranger sharing his opinion on the internet and calling him pathetic.

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Grenadeh

@koalaisdead: You realize it's still illegal in those states. There are situations where it's still illegal. People aren't just walking around smoking pot everywhere, blowing it in cops faces.

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59Hertz

Here's to hoping not to have vendors.. Here's also to hoping this doesn't rehash RE4 in any way especially while talking about going back to its horror roots.

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juanca971

@59Hertz: same... even though i loved RE4 i dont want it to be like it. i want it to be a little like The Evil Within.

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SonyPony4eva

Hopefully there are blue and red herbs too, along with health sprays that drop your end game rank like the PS1 Resident Evil games :).

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jazbro70

For those who were thinking "weed"...Stop blogging, step away from the PC, take a a WELL needed shower, dress, leave the house & interact w/humanity...Simple!!!

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urbanman2004

@goggles_pizanno: Lame

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KoalaIsDead

@goggles_pizanno: I feel like everything you are describing doesn't really apply to a pot smoker as much as it does to what the 90's thought of as a "typical gamer". Ya know.. the friendless virgin shut-in who doesn't practice proper hygiene. You're kinda an old fashioned a-hole for having that very outdated perception at all. It just makes you stupid that you're applying it to the completely wrong group of people and also over a decade too late.

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fig56

@goggles_pizanno: Nice stereotype.

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ALLIAMOS

i'll buy it at a high price stranger,,,

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DWalker131

australia is typing up a censored version or getting ready to pick up the ban hammer lol

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ALLIAMOS

@DWalker131: lol

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satsubatsu347

Dumb

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Wait!! what about red herbs and blue herbs Noooooooo

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speed45823

Smoking weeds is the only way to enjoy a VR game like RE7 :P

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Mickpunx

Not enough cash.....stranger

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ALLIAMOS

@mickpunx: Got some rare things on sale, stranger!"

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Mickpunx

@ALLIAMOS: Ahhhh. I'll buy it at a high price!

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ALLIAMOS

@mickpunx: HE He he hE,,,!

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juanca971

@supertostsuper: AWESOME LINE! VENDO OP AS F***

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If it's anything like the demo, I'll certainly be buying this upon release.

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terminatorOST92

What are you selling?.. What are you buying?..

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ALLIAMOS

@terminatorost92: Got Something That Might Interest Ya'

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IJONOI

This is 100% a heads-up on IAPs.

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