Despite some fans’ skepticism, Resident Evil 7 turned out to be a major success with the general public. The change to the first-person perspective (which we haven’t seen since 2003’s infamous Dead Aim) and the return to familiar designs catapulted the franchise back to the survival horror podium whereas previous installments tried to compete with action shooters.
Despite ghost sightings and nonsensical riddles, the Beginning Hour demo had fans captivated from the start, with the full release, dubbed Biohazard in Western territories, receiving positive reviews. However troubled the Bakers were, players were truly baffled by the final sequence of Resident Evil 7.
ATTENTION! SPOILERS AHEAD!
After unveiling the mysteries surrounding Mia’s involvement in the Baker incident, players go back to controlling Ethan. We make our way to the Baker farm to find Eveline and put an end to this nightmare. Amidst hallucinations, Ethan finds the little girl in the guest house and injects her with the serum, which ultimately reveals her true form—the peaceful grandma we see around the farm house. Enraged, the young girl, who’s been aging rapidly thanks to the lack of treatment, transforms into a giant… thing. Just what you’d expect from Resident Evil.
After struggling to fend off the beast, Ethan is thrown outside, where a helicopter approaches. The men inside throw him a weapon, the Albert 01R (which becomes available on all save files after completing the game). The loaded ammunition puts a definitive end to Eveline and the mold threat. The chopper descends and out comes a rather different Chris Redfield, which seems reasonable considering what the Raccoon City survivors have been doing for the past twenty years or so. However, as the squad proceeds to rescue Ethan, players get a glimpse of the logo stamped on the side of the vehicle: Umbrella Corporation. You know, the reason why BOWs became such a major threat.
The free DLC “Not a Hero” is supposed to answer the questions this dubious ending raises, but alas, its release was delayed. And just when it seemed like we’d never get our answers, a fan noticed that they were available elsewhere. As reported by Stevivor, Alex “cvxfreak” Aniel translated a pamphlet that comes with the Albert 01R replica released in Japan. The short version is that Umbrella was “tasked with atoning for their dark legacy,” meaning Redfield didn’t turn to the dark side. The full translation, also reported by Stevivor, is as follow:
Capcom hasn’t announced when the Resident Evil 7 DLC “Not a Hero” will be available, but it’s confirmed to be released sometime this year. Resident Evil 7 is available for Windows PC through Steam, PlayStation 4, and XBox One.