Resident Evil 7: Biohazard[a] is a survival horror game developed and published by Capcom, released in January 2017 for Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One, and in May 2018 for the Nintendo Switch (Japan). Following the more action-oriented Resident Evil 5 and Resident Evil 6, Resident Evil 7 returns to the franchise's survival horror roots, emphasizing exploration. The player controls Ethan Winters as he searches for his wife in a derelict plantation occupied by the cannibal Baker family, solving puzzles and fighting enemies. It is the first main series game to use the first-person view.
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Although Resident Evil: Biohazard (2017) features new characters and story, references of previous installments can be found in the game:
- The picture of Arklay mountains from Resident Evil (2002) is hung in main hall area of the Bakers' house, dated several years before 'the mansion incident' occurred.
- Special pistol 'Albert-01' found in the last chapter is named after main antagonist Albert Wesker. Its design looks similar to his 'Samurai Edge' pistol he used in Resident Evil 5 (2009). Ironically, the pistol is used to incapacitate B.O.W.s
- Weapon dropped from a helicopter to aid the player defeating last boss is a homage to Resident Evil (2002), where Brad Vickers tossed rocket launcher down for Jill/Chris to destroy Tyrant.
- An article about missing people in Dulvey, Louisiana where the game takes place is written by Alyssa Ashcroft, a field reporter who first appeared in Resident Evil Outbreak (2003).
- In 'Daughters' banned footage, the player (as Zoe) can find an article mentioning Edonia, a fictional country in Eastern Europe featured in Resident Evil 6 (2012).
- There's also an article about survivors from Raccoon City's incident, found in Mia's search of wrecked ship. However, the player is not able to read the full article.
- Lucas' laptop and 'Happy Birthday' room require a password to enter. Upon entering the numbers, sound effects from Resident Evil: Nemesis (1999) inventory screen can be heard.
- In the final chapter, Ethan encounters a mercenary who introduces himself as "Redfield". Redfield is the last name of the main protagonist Chris/Claire Redfield. It is later revealed in the DLC "Not a Hero" that the helicopter belongs to Blue Umbrella, and the mercenary is indeed Chris Redfield, who had been asked by the BSAA to assist Blue Umbrella in capturing Lucas.
Several files in the game state that it takes 3 days minimum for the Mold infection to take complete control of it's victims, but the Daughters DLC show the Bakers fell to this in less than an hour. See more
[after killing the third of Chris' soldiers
I don't know about you, Christopher, but I'm getting real tired of playing games.
Three men, Lucas. Three of my men dead, because of you. This ends, and it ends now.
I don't think so. It's about to be four dead soldiers in a minute.
[activates the bomb on Chris' wrist
You're going to fail, and then you are going to die.
Go Tell Aunt Rhody - Resident Evil (Short Version)
Composed by Michael A. Levine
Performed by Jordan Reyne See more