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News Wrapup: 25/4/17

Resident Evil 7 DLC delayed, NieR: Automata DLC release date, and Vanquish on PC?

Vanquish teased in Bayonetta PC patch.

After the Steam version of Bayonetta received a small 22kb patch today, some players did some digging and found one interesting addition in the EXTRAS folder of the game files. An image of Sam Gideon, the protagonist from PlatinumGames’ 2010 third-person shooter, Vanquish, was there with no explanation. People on forums, such as Neogaf, are theorising that this could be a tease for a Vanquish PC version.

Opinion: Vanquish is an excellent game that I hope can find its way onto the PC or even get a sequel. For anyone not familiar with it, Vanquish is a third-person shooter that plays at the speed of an action game. The speed of your character and wealth of mobility options are more typical of Platinum’s character action games than a standard third person shooter.

After the success of Bayonetta’s steam port, it’s only logical for Sega to be bringing more old games to the PC and, if this port is real, I would definitely love to replay Vanquish on Steam.

Resident Evil 7 DLC delayed.

The director (Koshi Nakanishi), producer (Masachika Kawata), and executive producer (Jun Takeuchi) of Resident Evil 7: Biohazard have announced that the free ‘Not A Hero’ DLC is being delayed. The DLC was originally going to be released in Spring (Autumn in Australia) 2017. They say that, after an overwhelmingly positive reception from fans and critics, they felt that the DLC was not up to the standard of the base game. The delay will, hopefully, bring it in line as something seen to be a worthy part of Resident Evil 7.

Warning: Resident Evil 7 Spoilers below!

The DLC follows classic Resident Evil protagonist, Chris Redfield, who surprisingly shows up at the end of the game with no explanation. Even more surprising is the helicopter he flies in which bears a modified logo of Umbrella, the evil corporation from previous games. It is unclear when this DLC is set in regards to Resident Evil 7.

Opinion: I’m perfectly fine with the delay on the DLC and I appreciate the personal message from the developers. I really enjoyed RE7, especially the first part of it, and I’m looking forward to going through the DLC once all of them are out. Chris’ story remains a mystery to me and I hope the team behind the DLC is able to capture the quality and feel of the main game, rather than the Hollywood action movie tone of Chris’ recent adventures.

NieR: Automata DLC worldwide release date.

When I last reported on NieR: Automata’s DLC, titled ‘3C3C1D119440927’, it only had a release date for the Japanese PS4 version. Square Enix has now confirmed that the DLC will be releasing worldwide on May 2, 2017 for both PS4 and PC.

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