‘Resident Evil 7’ demo will get even scarier starting today

Gabe Gurwin
‘Resident Evil 7’ demo will get even scarier starting today
Resident Evil 7's terrifying mansion demo has received an update today, allowing players to explore more of the building. It's available to all PlayStation 4 owners, unlike the original demo from June.

If you’re a PlayStation 4 owner with a PlayStation Plus subscription, you’ve been able to try out the Resident Evil 7 Teaser: Beginning Hour demo since early this summer, but a new update will allow you to explore even more of the terrifying mansion.

The updated demo, dubbed “Twilight,” is available right now to all PlayStation 4 owners, unlike the original release, which was first available following Sony’s E3 2016 press conference. The demo doesn’t actually contain anything we’ll see in next year’s Resident Evil 7 biohazard, and its protagonist isn’t the main character in the full game, but it offers a taste of the tone and new gameplay, which switches the series to first-person after two decades of third-person control.

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Anyone who already pre-ordered the “digital deluxe” edition of the game will also be treated to additional content. Though Resident Evil 7 was scheduled to receive two bonus story episodes through this bundle, a third is now also planned. If you already paid the $80 to get the digital deluxe edition, this episode will be available at no extra charge, but those who haven’t pulled the trigger will have to pay an extra $10. All pre-orders — both standard and deluxe — also include extra consumable items, the “Lucky Coin” item, a dynamic PlayStation 4 theme, and immediate access to “Madhouse” mode.

Shortly after Resident Evil 7 biohazard releases next year, fans will also be able to check out the series’ third CG movie, Resident Evil: Vendetta. Unlike the upcoming game, it will follow classic characters Leon Kennedy and Chris Redfield and will feature a story similar to that of the original Resident Evil. It releases in spring of 2017.

Resident Evil 7 biohazard launches for Xbox One, PC, and PlayStation 4 on January 24, with the PlayStation 4 version fully supporting the PlayStation VR headset. Its demo has already been downloaded over three million times.