Resident Evil 7: Biohazard has released to critical acclaim. It is one the strongest selling titles in the franchise. As you can imagine, Capcom would like to capitalise on the title’s popularity for as long as possible. Hence the two upcoming Banned Footage DLC (downloadable content) packs.
For those of you who do not know, Resident Evil 7: Biohazard features video tapes within the game. The player collects these video tapes, then plays them back at various decoders scattered around the Baker Estate. Upon playing these tapes back, the player switches perspectives, and in turn, gets to play as the characters who recorded the videotapes. It is a great way of keeping gamers engaged and the story fresh.
With that in mind, the Banned Footage DLC will expand on the in-game history and lore, by offering more videotapes that can be found within the Baker Estate. Both Banned Footage DLC packs include two tapes and a new mode.
Banned Footage Vol. 1
The two videotapes featured in Vol. 1 are called “Bedroom” and “Nightmare”. In Bedroom, players must figure out how to escape from a locked room. The terrifying mother, Marguerite, is on the player’s tail. In Nightmare, however, players will have to fend off waves of enemies and survive until morning. Players will have to craft useful items and traps to stay alive.
The added game mode in this DLC is called “Ethan Must Die”. It is a tough-as-nails mode in which downtimes and rest states in the vanilla game are way less. The Bakers come back almost immediately after disposing of them.
Banned Footage Vol. 2
The second Banned Footage DLC features what life was like before everything went to hell. “21” has the player gamble his/her life in a deadly game run by Lucas Baker; while “Daughters” is all about the past and what life was like before the events of Resident Evil 7: Biohazard.
The extra mode added to the game is called “Jack’s 55th Birthday”. Here, the player must race against the clock and feed Jack tonnes of food. It is a comical game mode set apart from the events of the game.
PlayStation Blog also mentions that a third “additional story mode” will release in the near future. Details about this third episode are scarce.
Spring 2017 will see the release of “Not a Hero” a new story episode teased at the end of the current campaign. It will “introduce players to a new separate storyline”. “Not a Hero” will also introduce HDR support on the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 4 Pro, Xbox One, Xbox One S, and PC. The PlayStation 4 Pro will also get added support for “full 4K resolution with incredibly crisp graphics and even more detailed textures”.