Resident Evil 7 DLC now available on PC – two packs of new scenarios and modes

Resident Evil 7 combat trailer

Update February 21, 2017: Resi 7’s now got two DLC packs on PC.

Resident Evil 7’s pair of DLC packs are now available, forming two-thirds of the season pass launched before the game is even a month old. This is the two Banned Footage volumes, as detailed below.

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Playstation 4 has had these packs for a little while already, so you’ve probably already seen footage of them online. Worth a look if you’re considering buying, certainly.

Still remaining in the season pass is an “additional story episode”, not to be confused with the free Not A Hero DLC that will expand on some of the revelations at the end of the game. That’s due in Spring, and is presumably the next bit of Resi content on the way.

As for that final bit of paid story, it’s due “before December 31, 2017” – probably a lot sooner, let’s be honest. All of this is over on Steam.

Update January 24, 2017:Details for Resident Evil 7’s two DLC packs have been revealed, giving you whole new ways to die horribly. The first will release next week on January 31.

The first DLC pack for Resi 7 will release next week, while the second will release on February 14. Details below.

As posted on the Playstation blog, here are the descriptions for each bit of DLC for Resi 7:

  • Banned Footage Vol. 1
    • Nightmare -Fend off waves of enemies and survive until morning while crafting useful items and traps to stay alive.
    • Bedroom -Figure out how to escape from a locked room — but don’t let Marguerite Baker know you’ve been out of bed.
    • Ethan Must Die -A tough-as-nails mode separate from the tapes and story of the main game.
  • Banned Footage Vol. 2
    • 21 -Gamble life and limb in a deadly game run by Lucas Baker.
    • Daughters -See what the Baker family was like before the tragic events of Resident Evil 7 biohazard.
    • Jack’s 55th Birthday -Race against the clock and feed Jack tons of food in this comical extra game mode separate from the tapes and story of the main game.

The additional story episode has not been further details, presumably waiting until a few more folks have finished the main game before risking spoiling it. Without revealing anything, we assume it will be focused on explaining some of the events that happen in the final quarter of the game.

There’s no final release date on the free DLC either, though it will arrive some time in Spring.

Update January 17, 2017:if you like DLC but hate season passes, you’ll be glad to know that you can get one piece of DLC for Resident Evil 7 without having tro pay a penny.

Following yesterday’s announcement that Resident Evil 7 will have three pieces of paid DLC in its season pass, Capcom have revealed today that anyone who purchases their latest zombie-horror game will also get a piece offreeDLC in the spring.

The news comes via Famitsu, and the confidence-inspiring services of Google Translate. The free DLC is due in the spring and will be called ‘Not A Hero’, but otherwise details are still under wraps.

A post on NeoGAF claims to know more, however. User Dusk Golem claims Not A Hero is coming in May and will not feature Ethan, the protagonist of the main game, but a new character, who brings a different style of gameplay. Its story will apparently fill in some of the blanks in RE7’s plot, and will have some connection to how Ethan escapes in the main game. Dusk Golem cites that Famitsu post, but many of those details were absent when we checked it – perhaps they’ve been taken down – so treat this with some scepticism.

Further details of the paid DLC contained in the season pass emerged yesterday on RE7’s Steam page (see below).

Original story January 16, 2017:Resident Evil VII revives the crispy cadaver of a classic horror series on January 24, replacing third-person zombie shooting with first-person running away, hiding, and firing at gloopy mould monsters. To celebrate that fact, Capcom have detailed the game’s season pass, laying out the first year of post-game DLC.

It’s not entirely clear what you’ll get, but it never is when you’re buying a season pass for a game you haven’t even played.

All we know is that the season pass gets you another story episode, as well as two volumes of banned footage – presumably like the sub story you find in the demo when you insert a video tape into the player. Each of these volumes is made up of three stories.

Here’s what your $29.99 gets you:

  • Banned Footage Vol. 1
    • Nightmare
    • Bedroom
    • Ethan Must Die
  • Banned Footage Vol. 2
    • 21
    • Daughters
    • Jack’s 55th Birthday
  • Additional Story Episode

Resident Evil VII is out on January 24 and you can find all the details on its Steam page.