Resident Evil 7 Not a Hero DLC was scheduled for a Spring 2017 release, but today game director Koshi Nakanishi announced the game‘s sudden delay. What’s interesting to note is that usually delays are announced via press releases, but Capcom, however, released a three-minute clip to announce this delay.
Why Resident Evil 7 Not a Hero is delayed
In the video explaining the reason for the delay, producer Masachika Kawata, said, “Our aim is for this content to match the high quality of the main game, so we need more development time in order to achieve that goal.”
He said the delay will hopefully give them more time to “create something our fans will love, so we hope you understand.” Capcom then goes on to assure fans that as promised, Not a Hero will be released for free. The team also teased a “further piece of DLC,” which is currently in the works. There was no information on when either of the two will be released.
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Not a Hero, announced in February, is not the only DLC for Resident Evil 7. Earlier this year, two add-on packs, Banned Footage Volumes 1 and 2, were released, notes Gamespot. However, what makes this DLC special is that it stars fan favorite Chris Redfield, who is revealed to be working for the Umbrella Corporation. He appeared only at the end of Resident Evil 7.
One must acknowledge that Capcom executives were very honest in their apology, and this approach seems to have been well-received by fans. So it wouldn’t be wrong to say that they will be one of those developers who, even after breaking bad news to fans, remains relatively unscathed.
Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite – more characters coming?
There is also some news on the highly-anticipated game Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite, which is set for release this year. Two popular prominent members of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), Captain America and Iron Man, have already been confirmed for the game. Now, according to NeoGAF member Smooth Operator, eight more characters could be unveiled soon.
The possible new characters from the Marvel side are Thor, Hawkeye, Rocket Raccoon, Ultron, and the Hulk, while for Capcom, it will be Chun-Li, Strider, and Chris Redfield. The ratio is clearly skewed in favor of Marvel, and this is not surprising at all considering the release schedule of upcoming Marvel films, notes Screenrant.
Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite is the fourth entry in the Marvel vs. Capcom series of games, and it is expected to bring new changes with a focus on the Marvel side. The game will offer two-on-two battles, unlike the previous three-on-three fights. The game will also ditch the traditional character assists and instead will allow a tag-based combo system. This will help players form continuous combos between two selected characters, notes Screenrant. Taking a cue from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the game will introduce the Infinity Stones gameplay mechanic, allowing players to exploit the powers of the Infinity Stones.