Resident Evil 7 Gold Edition returns to retail this December

Katharine Byrne
Resident Evil 7 Gold Edition returns to retail this December

Capcom's Resident Evil 7 will be returning to retail with a new Gold Edition on December 12th later this year, the publisher has announced.

Available on PS4, Xbox One and PC in both physical and digital versions, the Gold Edition will feature all the original content from the original game, which launched earlier this year, plus all three pieces of planned DLC – that includes the Banned Footage Vol.1 and Vol.2 that have already been released as well as the upcoming End of Zoe DLC.

In this DLC episode, players will be able to discover the fate of supporting character Zoe Baker, as well as face off against new enemies and explore new areas. In addition to its inclusion in the Gold Edition, End of Zoe will also be available to buy as a separate download for 11.99.

Capcom also confirmed that the delayed piece of DLC entitled Not a Hero will be available to download for free for all Resident Evil 7 owners from today, regardless of whether they own a season pass or not. Here, series protagonist Chris Redfield returns to the series, bringing a brand-new experience to the game that takes place after the events of Resident Evil 7.

What's more, End of Zoe and Not a Hero will be playable in virtual reality on Sony's PlayStation VR headset, much like the main game. Back in January, it was revealed that nearly 10 per cent of players were PS VR users, and even Sony has admitted it was surprised by how successful the title was in VR.

Resident Evil 7 was the best-selling game in the US during its launch month back in January, according to NPD, and italso debuted at No.1 in the UK weekly charts. Originally, however, Capcom told MCV it was targeting 4m Day One sales around the world, but so far, we only know the title has sold at least2.5m copies worldwide. Hopefully, the Gold Edition will give the game a second wind come Christmas time.

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