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If you’re a PlayStation 4 owner with a PlayStation Plus subscription, you’ve been able to try out the Resident Evil 7 Teaser: Beginning Hour demo since early this summer, but a new update will allow you to explore even more of the terrifying mansion.

The updated demo, dubbed “Twilight,” is available right now to all PlayStation 4 owners, unlike the original release, which was first available following Sony’s E3 2016 press conference. The demo doesn’t actually contain anything we’ll see in next year’s Resident Evil 7 biohazard, and its protagonist isn’t the main character in the full game, but it offers a taste of the tone and new gameplay, which switches the series to first-person after two decades of third-person control.

Anyone who already pre-ordered the “digital deluxe” edition of the game will also be treated to additional content. Though Resident Evil 7 was scheduled to receive two bonus story episodes through this bundle, a third is now also planned. If you already paid the $80 to get the digital deluxe edition, this episode will be available at no extra charge, but those who haven’t pulled the trigger will have to pay an extra $10. All pre-orders — both standard and deluxe — also include extra consumable items, the “Lucky Coin” item, a dynamic PlayStation 4 theme, and immediate access to “Madhouse” mode.

Shortly after Resident Evil 7 biohazard releases next year, fans will also be able to check out the series’ third CG movie, Resident Evil: Vendetta. Unlike the upcoming game, it will follow classic characters Leon Kennedy and Chris Redfield and will feature a story similar to that of the original Resident Evil. It releases in spring of 2017.

Resident Evil 7 biohazard launches for Xbox One, PC, and PlayStation 4 on January 24, with the PlayStation 4 version fully supporting the PlayStation VR headset. Its demo has already been downloaded over three million times.


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