Resident Evil 7 not appearing at E3 says source close to Capcom

Friday, 31st May 2013 17:41 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

It looks as though Resident Evil 7 may not make an E3 appearance after all, reports Geimaku.

Earlier this month, a promotional poster “claiming” to be for Resident Evil 7 and sporting a “The War Ends Now” tagline, was purportedly “leaked” onto the net.

Whether fake or not, and we are leaning on the former, a source close to Capcom states a RE7 is not on the cards for the LA Convention Center next month.

Capcom has previously stated that it will be monitoring reaction to Resident Evil: Revelations on consoles and PC before it makes a decision on where the series will head in the future.

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  1. xxJPRACERxx

    Just forget that franchise and start something new.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. salarta

    “Resident Evil 7 will not appear at E3, so watch for it at E3!”

    I’m pretty sure a different commenter around here at one point linked to evidence that the picture above was really a fanmade mock-up. The picture’s even appeared on GameFAQs as far back as February.

    Anyway, I’m hoping RE7 stars Jill and Claire, and NOBODY from RE6 aside from maybe Sherry shows up in it. If Jill and Claire couldn’t be in RE6 despite it being promoted as this big reunion, with Ada even calling it a “Raccoon City reunion” with Claire nowhere in sight, then everyone in RE6 shouldn’t be in RE7.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. SameeR_Fisher

    Okay good, now give me Dino Crisis Reboot and I will be happy, make it something like RE Remake, so it would be Dino Crisis Remake, WOW.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. Richenbaum

    @2 that I can agree on. it should definitely be Claire’s turn at bat again.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. Rosseu

    I hope they don’t make a 7. I recently bought the 3DS port Resident Evil: Backtracking, and it was annoying as fuck. Jill was very hot but it was still annoying and shitty. That game received positive feedback?

    #5 2 years ago
  6. salarta

    @5: First, if you’re saying you bought the 3DS version of Revelations… Revelations was initially released on 3DS last year, not ported to it from other mediums. The 3DS version was the original, everything else it’s been released on make up the ports.

    Second, it depends on what you’re focusing on. Revelations was very much like the original game when it comes to approach and layout, so I guess if having the game set in a mostly self-contained environment is a problem, then that’s your thing. There’s also fair reason to complain about the controls a little bit, because the controls did make some parts unnecessarily difficult, but it was still quite playable, moreso than other recent RE games. The things that get it so much positive feedback are actually bringing the survival and the horror back to what was supposed to be a survival horror title, making it enjoyably tense and atmospheric.

    The third and final thing is that it has to be admitted, some of the positive reception could be a result of comparison. Revelations is better than RE6, so praising Revelations further reinforces that it’s the direction Capcom should take with the franchise.

    #6 2 years ago
  7. Clupula

    Claire should be able to live her life in peace. She found her brother. Her mission is over. She can stick with the office job she said she wanted after Degeneration.

    Personally, I’d have the next Resident Evil have two totally new protagonists and be a smaller story taking place in the established universe of the game.

    Maybe a young couple stuck in a single building or small town when a sample of the C virus is unleashed by some random terrorist group. There’s no need for war zones or globe trotting. Or even the BSAA to be involved, except in mention. Maybe have a cameo by Jill and Chris at the end of the game or something. But keep it small in scale and keep it within one smaller setting.

    Personally, I would have loved to have seen RE6′s Leon campaign to have been the length of all of RE6 and kept within Tall Oaks.

    #7 2 years ago
  8. Rosseu

    It’s the PS3 version. Yes it was like the original game but just for the first 3 episodes, the rest was RE5 all over with the game throwing 10 to 15 enemies at me in very narrow spaces. So the survival part is: I have to save my ammo for a lot of enemies, or try my luck and dodge which does not always work and knife them.

    I don’t know what direction you’re talking about but if they can make an RE that is as creepy as the first few chapters in Revelations, and keep it that way for the rest of the game and not resort to cheap bombardment of enemies every few minutes then that’d be great.

    #8 2 years ago
  9. salarta

    @7: More accurately, the office job that the people currently in charge of the Resident Evil series decided she should have, which makes for a convenient excuse to keep her out of future games. And even then, the “office job” they gave her could STILL be worked around for her to star in future games. It’s pure and simple bullshit for Claire to be left out of this stuff, yet Leon comes back over and over.

    If the series gets rebooted without Jill and Claire as main stars (either together or separately) in a main numbered entry, I’m never buying another Resident Evil game. Simple as that. Before RE6, they could have rebooted the franchise or continued it with two brand new characters while leaving the others in the past. Now, it’s too late. They basically gave a slap in the face to two out of four of the most important characters in the whole franchise, and that needs to be made up for.

    You’re going to claim it doesn’t need to be made up for, and if you approach that as purely opinion, then we simply disagree, but I remain resolute that dicking Jill and Claire out of the most important supposed anniversary game for no legitimate reason when the whole world was suffering through a major pandemic means it needs to be made up for. I’m not going to settle for anything less than the two of them getting to star in another main entry. THEN, after that, I’m fine with the franchise moving on or restarting. But not before.

    @8: Thanks for clarifying on what system you got it for. Knowing that is also helpful to know because different versions play differently. And I completely agree with you that the first few episodes were better than the remainder, though I will say that the whole game was so, so much better than RE4 and RE5 were to me (I never played RE6, never will). And I say that having thought very well of RE4, and having felt RE5 was okay. Revelations is the only game of the franchise in the past decade to make me eager to keep playing.

    But, as you said, the controls could use improvement, and I think some of it could be that it was ported over from 3DS. Dodging was annoyingly difficult in many cases. I was never successful with knifing enemies. It takes WAY too long to be able to line up a shot, and the agonizing time it takes to make that work was what made the final boss fight “hard,” not actual difficulty. And I never liked the rush of enemies, ESPECIALLY with the comms officer fight. It didn’t make the fight seem challenging, it only pissed me off.

    I think it did a lot of great things though. I think dodging could be good if it’s fine-tuned. I like the whole idea of scanning for things, and using the scanner to see laser fields. I like the return of puzzles, as simple as they were here. I hated the comic relief team, and I thought Jessica was too hyper-sexualized, but I liked all the rest… even Rachel, who was hyper-sexualized as well, but what little we saw of her personality-wise was interesting to me. There was a certain amount of real horror to her, a glimpse into the terrible sensation of what it’s like for a virus to change you and make you suffer while doing its thing. I would’ve liked to see more of that, and I hope future Resident Evil games take advantage of that.

    #9 2 years ago
  10. zinc

    Gosh, some people take games far too seriously o_0

    Personally I think Capcom should reboot the franchise. Have a young Claire get shipwrecked on an island… Full of pirate zombies… Only a bow to defend herself…

    Surefire hit.

    #10 2 years ago
  11. salarta

    @10: Only works for sales if she’s terrified of even the tiniest threat.

    #11 2 years ago
  12. Clupula

    @9 – Well, I’m sure Capcom would be terribly worried about losing your one sale.

    “Yeah, we took the franchise back to its horror roots and we’ve outsold Resident Evil 6, but…sorry, Salarta didn’t buy a copy, so we’re a failure.”

    I think that’s why Tomb Raider is considered one by Squeenix. Sure, they sold 3.4 million copies, but their real goal was 3,400,001 copy and your one sale is what threw them off.

    They should totally say, “Screw story continuity, screw Claire wanting to no longer have to deal with zombies and endless abominations! Salarta wants her to have to suffer because he’s having a hissy fit that she wasn’t in RE6.” Personally, as a writer, if I were forced to bring her back for an RE7, I’d kill her off, just for the emotional punch it would bring. Kill her off right in front of Chris…and then have Chris die at the end of the game too, so the franchise can only continue with Jill, Leon, Sherry, Jake, and Ada.

    #12 2 years ago
  13. Clupula

    @9 – Also, as someone who hasn’t had a chance to play Revelations, thanks, once again for the spoiler. Of course, Capcom themselves kinda spoiled it by showing the particular skin of what happens to the character you mentioned, but still, thanks for reminding me of a spoiler I had managed to forget about.

    #13 2 years ago
  14. Clupula

    @10 – No, she gets no weapon, except a giant purple Saints Row dildo. And is naked, the entire game. And can only fight the zombies by choreographed danced numbers, with leering camera angles.

    “Shake your butt to ward off the zombies!”

    Now, better with Kinnect.

    #14 2 years ago
  15. Mjorh


    I hope they’ve sort of catched on what a mess RE6 was n try to make a real RE experience, i remain skeptical though !

    #15 2 years ago
  16. salarta

    @12: Yes, that is precisely what I was saying, that companies only care about my personal purchase! You have the absolutely correct interpretation of my statement and most definitely are not just exaggerating the shit out of things to make my approach to these issues look dumber than it is! In fact, you’re so right, I bet Squeenix is going to call me up personally any day now to head the next Tomb Raider game.

    I’m one person, but I stand by what I care about, and I say what I stand by. That’s all anyone can really do short of making billions of dollars, starting a company and buying the IP. I’m one person, but I’m not the only person. Mocking my willingness to be vocal about such things isn’t going to change that, particularly since I’ve seen what happens when you’re silent about what you care about and its worth to you.

    Saying “screw story continuity” to mock my caring about respecting the past is laughable because that’s what they’ve been doing for years now, especially in games like Umbrella Chronicles where they change parts of old games to suit their whims. No, it’s not screwing story continuity in ANY way for Claire, as part of TerraSave, to be in a camp helping to oversee aid efforts over an outbreak when one occurs and she’s once again caught in the middle of one. That is just one of MANY potential scenarios for her to return, the only limitation to whether or not they happen is if you have something personally against the character or her continuing to be worth a shit to the franchise like she should.

    And yeah, sure. Kill off Claire. You do that. And enjoy your little step in killing off the franchise in the process. There’s a reason all the characters that have died in RE4-6 plus the films were brand new characters, with the exception of Wesker, and even his having been killed off is a big thorny issue. Besides, why kill off Chris and Claire? Why single them out? Is it… because you have something against them personally? What makes them more worthy of being killed off than any of the other characters? Why wouldn’t Leon get killed off after going on so many missions, as you would expect in a real life situation that chances of continuing to live drop with each mission you go on at such high risk levels? Why wouldn’t Ada Wong get killed off, with all the dirty secrets she’s been involved in and the companies she’s tied to undoubtedly wanting to get rid of the risk she poses of their secrets getting out?

    I don’t want any of the main characters to get killed off because it’s completely unnecessary. Even though I abhor Ada Wong for being put on a pedestal in RE6 while Jill and Claire were needlessly left out of the game, I still don’t think she should be excised from the franchise. Each character brings something to the table, and instead of being asshats and obsessing over their fanboy favorites of Chris, Leon and Ada, Capcom should be using ALL of their characters. The only reason I “obsess” over Jill and Claire is because Capcom basically went out of their way to dick them over in RE5, Degeneration and RE6, first by making them look like complete failures in need of the men around them to save them and make them better (RE5, Degeneration), then by refusing to acknowledge their worth to the history of the franchise (RE6). Revelations was a step in the right direction, even though they just “had” to force Chris into it. I’d do the EXACT same thing if the shoe was on the other foot, and Jill and Claire were plastered in everything while Chris and Leon got dicked out of fair depiction and representation relative to their history and worth to the series.

    Jill and Claire back as leads in a main numbered entry, and Rebecca, Barry and Carlos should all return as well. More characters exist than the “sainted” Chris, Leon and Ada, it’s time for Capcom to acknowledge it. They’re not writing Shakespeare, they’re writing B-movie grade material. There’s no excuse.

    @13: I’d be concerned about the “spoiler” I said there if it wasn’t for Capcom spoiling it themselves constantly in their marketing of the game. I knew that “spoiler” before I even played the game or looked up information online about it. There are other real spoilers I could have said.

    #16 2 years ago
  17. theslavicsociopath666

    In Resident Evil 7, I’m just hoping for a more horror-type gameplay. In Resident Evil 7, I would like to see Helena as a main character, single player. I enjoyed her with Leon’s campaign in RE6, so it would be great to see her back. One thing that I don’t think Capcom should do is make multiple storylines. Keep it like RE4, and just have a main story. Maybe Helena’s mission is to extract new information on the c-virus, and while there, a whole plot unfolds. (Not sure of the story, I’m not a creative writer.) She fights evil bosses, and even her mutated sister, Debra, could come back (as a new deformed species, just to change it up).

    #17 1 year ago

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