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Video game fans were left amazed after the release of the Resident Evil 7 trailer at E3 2016. The trailer was almost perfectly suited for VR technology. The first-person horror title is already adept at making players sweaty, nervous wrecks. Millions of Resident Evil 7: The Beginning Hour downloads can attest to this fact. What the demo and any other footage haven’t answered, however, is just what Resident Evil 7 is actually about.

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Resident Evil 7 is still a few months away. Well, now the fans of the long-running survival horror series have something new to talk about. Capcom released a fresh trailer for the game that is sure to generate even more speculation on the series’ direction. Gone are the hordes of zombies and government agents trying to clean up bioterrorism. One scared woman trying to escape a lantern-wielding pursuer has now replaced them all.

The video details Resident Evil 7‘s first-person view through the eyes of an unidentified young woman. Her name could be Mia, since the trailer shows the events recorded on a tape labelled with that name. Resident Evil 7: The Beginning Hour won’t, however, be in Capcom’s final version of Resident Evil 7. The footage in the new trailer, however will be a part of the final game. Actual gameplay elements, like using Resident Evil 7‘s healing items etc. still hasn’t been shown. In fact, the video does very little to narrow down much of what the game is about. It instead offers more tantalizing hints rather than any answers.

The new Resident Evil 7 trailer does give fans a closer look at Marguerite, the rotting woman with the lantern. Marguerite is being linked heavily to the events of Resident Evil 7: Beginning Hour. Although she does have a few zombie-esque features, Marguerite is the sole enemy in the trailer. She moves and behaves less like the shambling undead of the prequels and more like a human. Some are speculating that Capcom is merely slow-rolling the introduction of zombies in Resident Evil 7. However, it’s becoming increasingly likely that the game really is a bold new direction for the series after all.

If that is the case, Capcom is certainly hoping the innovation to the series pays off in a big way. Capcom’s sales and profits have been down for some time and without a slew of new, exciting releases they will remain down. Resident Evil 7 will need to be every bit the revitalization of survival horror it appears if Capcom wants to be in business again.

What do you think of the new Resident Evil 7 trailer? Do you want Capcom to reveal more about the game in a straightforward way? Or are you enjoying the mystery and intrigue? Let us know in the comments below.

Resident Evil 7 will release on January 24, 2017 for PS4, Xbox One, and PC

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