Those who purchase the XBox One version of Resident Evil 7 prior to February 6th will receive a token code for the 2012 movie Resident Evil: Retribution.
Long-time fans of the Resident Evil franchise have a feud with the Hollywood adaptation of the game directed and produced by Paul W. S. Anderson. Starring Ukranian actress Milla Jovovich (The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc, Zoolander, The Fifth Element), the series of movies entered the hall of “video game adaptations that shouldn’t exist”, according to gamers. Yet, it is the only franchise based on a video game that managed to have more than two theatrical releases with six in total (including the upcoming Resident Evil: The Final Chapter).
It’s not clear whether Capcom knows of this feud or not, as those who purchase the XBox One version of Resident Evil 7 will get a digital copy of Retribution, the fifth entry in the series of films. Comments on the announcement differ but are for the most against the offer. The same kind of reception is found in promotional material for The Final Chapter advertised by Capcom. Despite the fame, the movies are box office hits, with Retribution beating the 3D release of Finding Nemo.
Resident Evil 7 is the twenty-seventh entry in the franchise praised for the first four main installments with the fourth holding significant historical value as the father of over-the-shoulder shooters such as Dead Space and Gears of War. It is set to release on January 24 for XBox One, PlayStation 4, and Windows PC. Capcom recently announced that the game will get a free DLC in Spring.
What those involved in the making of and fans hope to be the last entry in the series of film adaptations, Resident Evil: The Final Chapter is set to release in the United States on January 27.