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Resident Evil 7 won’t be ghost story demo suggests
According to Resident Evil 7 director Koshi Nakanishi, the game won’t swap out zombies for ghosts.
“I think you can look at the trailer or the demo and get that impression, but don’t worry, we haven’t just thrown out Resident Evil as it exists and turned it into a ghost story. It will all make sense in the end.
“In the 20-year history of Resident Evil, you know that the key pillars of the game are fear and horror, exploration of the environment, and combat against enemies. Those are all in this game, but we wanted to start off with the first two and get you experiencing those two pillars up front.
“If you’re thinking that because those other elements aren’t in the demo, that they won’t be in the game, that’s not the case. We’re focusing up front about the message of horror coming home in this demo.
“We need to have a bit of mystery in survival horror, so we’re trying to make you wonder when you play it how could this possibly be connected? That’s part of the appeal.”
-Koshi Nakanishi, Resident Evil 7 director
According to Nakanishi, the Quick Time Events won’t be making a comeback.
“I know there are a lot of people [that] will be relieved to hear that.”
-Masachika Kawata, Resident Evil 7 producer
July Xbox Games with Gold revealed
Four games will be up for grabs next month for Xbox Live Gold members.
Xbox One players will be able to play The Banner Saga 2 all month long, and Tumblestone from Jul. 16 to Aug. 1.
On Xbox 360, players can play Rainbow Six: Vegas 2 from Jul. 1-Jul. 15, and Tron: Evolution from Jul. 16-Jul. 31.
Batman: Return to Arkham delayed indefinitely
Batman: Return to Arkham will not meet its slated Jul. 29 launch date.
“After reviewing the progress of the project, the team at WB Games has decided to delay the release of Batman: Return to Arkham to give the team at Virtuous Games additional time to deliver a polished Batman Arkham game experience.
“We do not have a release date yet and will be sure to communicate that once we are sure the game will be ready.
“We know this is disappointing news, but we feel the extra time will allow the team to create the best gaming experience for our fans.”
-Steve Grayson, Warner Bros. representative