This terrifying launch trailer for Resident Evil 7 will haunt your dreams

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Jan 24, 2017, 6:35 PM EST (Updated)

Resident Evil 7: Biohazard has finally hit store shelves today. To celebrate its release, Capcom has unleashed a terrifying new launch trailer for the survival horror game.

Currently boasting a score of 86 on Metacritic, the revamped game taking place after the events of Resident Evil 6 looks to be a smashing success for Capcom ... which is certainly exciting news, considering that the previous titles failed to win over critics and fans alike. Gone is the third-person viewpoint that's been a staple of the Resident Evil games for over 20 years (can you believe the first Resident Evil came out in 1996?) -- players now have to fight for their survival in first-person mode, which makes Resident Evil 7 even scarier (and I mean that in a good way).

So what is Resident Evil 7 about? Here's a description of the storyline:

Resident Evil 7: Biohazard introduces players to Ethan Winters, who has been led to Dulvey, Louisiana in search of his missing wife. There he comes upon a sinister and supposedly abandoned plantation. Upon entering the property it becomes clear that there are secrets to unveil and all is not as it seems. Ethan soon encounters the mysterious Baker family, who have been missing from the area for some time. Will Ethan ever be reunited with his wife? Players will unfold all the secrets behind the mysterious plot as they embark on this truly terrifying and unpredictable survival horror experience.

Being more of an action-adventure/hack-and-slash video game player myself (Uncharted, Rise of the Tomb Raider, Assassin’s Creed and God of War are among my favorites), I wasn’t 100% sure if I wanted to get my hands on this new iteration of the Resident Evil franchise so soon. But looking at this chilling new trailer and seeing just how well the game is (generally) being received, Capcom can take my money now. How about you? 

Resident Evil 7: Biohazard is available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC and PlayStation VR.

(via Coming Soon)