'Resident Evil 7' release date, news: Collector's edition includes replica of in-game haunted mansion; Game confirmed for Windows Store


Capcom revealed that aside from upcoming collector’s edition of “Resident Evil VII: Biohazard,” it appears that the newest installment in the survival horror game franchise may also become available in the Windows Store.

According to Engadget, the special version features six unique items including a detailed eight-inch model of the in-game haunted plantation mansion. The replica includes its own speakers and LED lights that create haunting, creepy music. Aside from the house, the edition also includes an exclusive metal case, a VHS box, a bloody finger-shaped USB stick, an exclusive lithograph and a creepy note all encased in premium packaging.

Retailing for a whopping $180 per box, the collector’s edition will only be available for consoles starting Jan. 24, 2017.

Meanwhile, an announcement has been spotted on Japanese website Dengeki Online suggesting that aside from the game arriving on the usual platforms such Steam, Xbox One and PlayStation 4, it appears that it may also be purchased from the Windows Store.

Details of the listing revealed that Xbox One will have HDR support while both PC versions on Steam and Windows may render up to 4K resolution and HDR as well. On the other hand, it will have a support for PlayStation VR and will be further enhanced for Sony’s new console, the PlayStation 4 Pro.

An exclusive feature for the Windows Store version is that it allows saved data to be synced between the PC and Xbox One. However, it does not necessarily mean that the new installment will be part of the Xbox Play Anywhere program soon.

Windows Central contacted Capcom Europe’s PR representative regarding its potential appearance on Xbox Play Anywhere, to which they replied with, “The Windows Store release of RE7 will allow players to share their play data with the Xbox One release. There’s no more details at this time.”

“Resident Evil VII: Biohazard” is currently available for pre-order on Amazon.