Update: Capcom has confirmed that Resident Evil 7’s Gold Edition and Not A Hero DLC will both launch on December 12th in the US and EU. Nearly all of the content from Not A Hero and the new End of Zoe campaign can be played in VR.
Original story: Nine months into 2017 and Capcom’s Resident Evil 7: Biohazard remains one of the best VR releases of the year. Good thing there’s more on the way, then.
Gematsu reports via a translation of Japan’s Famitsu magazine that Resident Evil 7’s Not A Hero DLC will be arriving on December 14th. For those that don’t know, Not A Hero is a free story-based expansion to the original game teased during the ending credits. If you haven’t beaten Resident Evil 7 yet then we’d suggest not reading on past here as we’ll feature some spoilers.
The campaign will let you play as Chris Redfield, the iconic series protagonist that made a small cameo at the end of the main campaign. We’re expecting the story DLC to still support the PlayStation VR (PSVR) headset on PS4, just as the original campaign does, though that hasn’t been confirmed yet. The add-on was originally meant to arrive in the spring, but ended up being delayed.
It looks like Capcom has more Resident Evil 7 coming, though. Also due for release in Japan on December 24th (cutting it a bit close for Christmas shopping) is a Gold Edition of the game. This will apparently include both Banned Footage DLC add-ons that released a few weeks after the original game. These DLCs were premium experiences with new modes, only a handful of which supported PSVR.
The Gold Edition will also include another new expansion titled ‘End of Zoe’, suggesting a focus on one of the original campaign’s support characters.
We’ve reached out to Capcom to confirm that the Gold Edition and Not A Hero DLC will be arriving in the US and EU at the same time as Japan.
All-in-all this is very good news; we loved Resident Evil 7 when it launched back in January, awarding it 9/10 in our review and recently placed it on our list of the best VR games of 2017 so far. The game’s VR support was touted as a big success by Sony itself, and we know that at least 200,000 people have played it in PSVR. VR support is exclusive to Sony’s device for a year, but we’re hoping the PC edition gets Rift and Vive integration in 2018.