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Written by John Squires

One of the most exciting releases of 2017 will undoubtedly be the return of the Resident Evil franchise in the form of next-gen console game Resident Evil 7: Biohazard, which promises to make the series truly terrifying again. While recent games in the franchise focused more on action, RE7 is all about the horror of it all, and it’s sure to remind you why you fell in love with RE in the first place.

Earlier this year, Capcom gave us a taste of the game courtesy of a 17-minute teaser demo, and in the wake of it quickly becoming the most downloaded demo in Playstation 4 history, they’ve now unleashed the trailer we’ve all been waiting for. What you are about to see is actual Resident Evil 7 gameplay, and if it doesn’t creep you out, well, then you’re a lot less prone to being creeped out than I am. Cause it sure creeped me out.

Meet the nightmarish Lantern Woman below!

Resident Evil 7 hits PS4 and Xbox One on January 24th. Pre-order it today!

Biohazard sets a new course for the franchise as it leverages its roots and opens the door to a truly terrifying horror experience. A dramatic new shift for the series to first person view in a photo-realistic style powered by Capcom’s new RE Engine, Resident Evil 7 delivers an unprecedented level of immersion that brings the thrilling horror up close and personal. The intense horror experience will be further amplified when playing the game in the included PlayStation VR Mode option on PS4.

Set in modern day rural America and taking place after the dramatic events of  Resident Evil 6, players experience the terror directly from the first person perspective. Resident Evil 7 embodies the series’ signature gameplay elements of exploration and tense atmosphere that first coined “survival horror” some twenty years ago; meanwhile, a complete refresh of gameplay systems simultaneously propels the survival horror experience to the next level.

resident evil 7 trailer