Resident Evil 7 released early this year, and it brought back a number of features in what made the franchise great in the first place. Sure, it took a completely new direction by adopting a first-person perspective, but more importantly, it once again brought fear back as the main ingredient for a Resi experience. And you can see how it managed to do so, and what certain areas it took inspiration from, one in particular being The Evil Dead.
If you have both experienced the game and seen the film, then you are bound to see many similarities between the two. Both are riddled with rather bizarre and unpredictable situations, based in a rural and claustrophobic environment. This is only emphasized further when we look at the game from a VR point of view, which adds even more terror and the feeling of being in the moment that The Evil Dead managed to bring.
Peter Fabiano and Koshi Nakanishi from Capcom were featured in a new video that showcases how the movie managed to inspire Resident Evil 7. Fabiano states that the clip has several similarities between the two, particularly with the fact that the game is set in one location, which offers up the opportunity to force the player into confusing situations.
The nearly hour-long clip also goes into further detail of how the two are similar, as both Fabiano and Nakanishi discuss the Baker family, the new characters being introduced into the series, as well as the DLC coming next month that sees the return of Chris Redfield. So be sure to check out the clip that’s above for all the insight.