Resident Evil 7’s Not A Hero DLC Delayed

Capcom has announced that Resident Evil 7‘s Not a Hero expansion, which stars a fan favorite character, has been delayed. The DLC was originally meant to launch this “spring,” but will now come at a later, unconfirmed date.

In an official video, game director Koshi Nakanishi explained that the reason for the delay is so the team can improve the free add-on to live up to the positive reception the base game received.

“In light of the incredible reception of Resident Evil 7, we concluded that this DLC was not good enough to meet those high expectations,” he said.

Producer Masachika Kawata added: “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.”

Capcom goes on to reassure fans that Not a Hero will still be released for free, as previously promised, while also teasing a “further piece of DLC” that is currently in the works.

You can take a look at the video–which is in Japanese but contains English subtitles if you click the closed captions icon–below. Note: spoilers for the ending of Resident Evil 7 follow beneath the video.

Not a Hero stars fan favorite character Chris Redfield, who is revealed at the end of Resident Evil 7 to be working for the Umbrella Corporation. Not a Hero isn’t the only piece of Resident Evil 7 DLC, meanwhile: Two add-on packs, called Banned Footage Volumes 1 and 2, were released earlier this year.

The base game launched in January to critical acclaim. We called it “a remarkable success” in our Resident Evil 7: Biohazard review. And if you’re a fan of the franchise, you should definitely check out our two-part Resident Evil documentary series.

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