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Resident Evil 7 ESRB listing details the game's location, combat, storyline

Thanks to the Entertainment Software Ratings Board (ESRB), we now have more details on Resident Evil 7. Spoilers will follow, obviously.


According to the description posted by the US ratings body, via Gematsu, the Mature-rated game stars a man named Ethan searching for his missing wife in a “derelict mansion."

In Resident Evil 7, players will assume the role of a character named Ethan, the game’s ESRB description reveals.

As Ethan, players will explore the mansion in search of his missing wife. If you paid attention to the Resident Evil 7: Biohazard gamescom trailer, his name is mentioned in one of the found footage tapes we now assume was recorded by said missing wife.

Below is the description of the game provided by the ESRB, along with an image of the listing posted by Wario64 on Twitter.


This is a survival-horror game in which players assume the role of Ethan, a man searching for his missing wife in a derelict mansion. From a first-person perspective, players explore the environment and use pistols, shotguns, flamethrowers, explosives and chainsaws to kill mutant creatures. Combat is accompanied by realistic gunfire, screams of pain, and exaggerated blood-splatter effects.

As players progress through the story, cutscenes can depict instances of gore and intense acts of violence: a character’s arm dismembered by a chainsaw; a man’s leg taken off at the knee with a shovel; a character impaled through the face with a shovel. Some areas also depict mutilated corpses with exposed organs/viscera. The words “f**k” and “sh*t” are heard in the dialogue.

Resident Evil 7 will be released on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One January 24.

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