While perusing the internet looking for anything new about the upcoming RE7 DLC content, I found a lot of theories – and quite a bit of information. While some of it is most likely speculation, there is also a lot of information that can go either way. Everything from here on out is strictly labeled as a SPOILER so don’t read on if you don’t wish to be spoiled.
Both the events list and the item icons have been leaked. You can find them here.
Could this really imply that the man at the end seen is Chris or could it just be Capcom keeping that name because they knew this was going to happen? This list also seems to insinuate that we won’t be killing Lucas (which may disappoint many) but instead apprehend him into custody. Kind of a buzzkill there.
In addition to this being released, the item icons have been released:
The other implication in the events list is that we’ll finally get to see – and deal with – Lucas Baker. There are also new molded enemies to stumble across and a boss battle unique to this DLC, as a new ‘extreme white molded’ appears in the list – quite possibly in the salt mines, as it seems as if it goes deeper than we saw with Ethan.
Some other information gathered is:
-There are at least two new types of Molded, one has pores which emit a toxic gas, which not only damages Chris, but also any regular Molded in the gas turn red and become more aggressive and powerful. There’s also smaller Molded who are very much inspired by the Face Hugger from Alien.
-Chris wears an Umbrella Tech suit, upgrades with steroids rather than regularly healing with herbs, and yes, can punch enemies. So now we know how he was able to punch boulders.
-You go rescuing your comrades from three trap dungeons that Lucas prepared.
-The DLC was developed by a third party studio, but Capcom wasn’t happy with the quality it came out in so they’re reworking the levels to be of higher quality, so don’t take some elements in the DLC in the files to be finalized as they may be subject to change.
*Rumor also has it that one of the lead designers that worked on Silent Hills P.T. joined the RE7 project towards the end and has had heavy influence on this and the other upcoming story expansion DLC. I haven’t been able to verify this 100% yet, but as soon as I do, I will update this post.
*Another speculation is that Chris is returning, but it’s not the guy we saw. Instead, Umbrella took Ethan, and Bravo Team got there too late.
So based on the events listed, it seems like this may be Chris or it may be another individual that adopted Chris’ name as a means of concealing his own identity, and Umbrella adopted the STARS Bravo name for whatever reason. That’s come out now obviously raises more questions than answers, but here’s hoping that the DLC comes out sooner rather than later, and we can put these rumors to rest.
At the time of this posting, there is no current release date, just Spring 2017, so this could be anywhere from March to May.
What are you expecting to see? Do you have any theories of your own?