In this weeks gaming news; two new adventures from familiar titles…

RE7 Not a Hero – content clues arrive

We’ve known for a while that the Resident Evil 7 DLC, Not a Hero, would be appearing soon, but the details were pretty sketchy.  However, that all changed this week when the CapCom Twitter account revealed that Chris Redfield will be making an appearance in the new game.  The full tweet reads: “Chris Redfield returns in the free “Not A Hero” DLC for #RE7 this Spring. Who or what is he chasing? Find out soon in this separate story.”

So what else do we know so far?  Well, (spoiler alert) at the end of the game proper you find out that Umbrella Corp is employing Redfield, but the Tweet hints that he’s there to chase some kind of beast or person.

Coupled with this, a new Japanese CGI film called, Biohazard Vendetta, reunites the dream team of Rebecca Chambers, Leon Kennedy and Chris.  The storyline involves him chasing a character that plans to unleash The Trigger Virus on the inhabitants of New York City.  The action covers the gap between Resident Evil 6 and Resident Evil 7, so it’s likely that in the DLC you’ll play as Chris, chasing down the NYC attacker.

As usual CapCom are playing their cards close to their chest and there’s no exact release date confirmed right now – just ‘this spring’.

BioWare announce Mass Effect going ‘Gold’

Earlier this week, BioWare revealed that work is finished on Mass Effect: Andromeda and the pencilled in release date of 21st March, for the PC, Xbox One and Playstation 4, may even be nudged forward.   In game developer speak, this is known as a game ‘going gold’.  In the new release Commander Shepard and the crew will be replaced by an entirely new cast.  Scott or Sara Ryder will be a key character – a military recruit who’s ready to explore the open-world environment of Andromeda.

With the big release under a month away, BioWare is actively training up gamers to ready them for action in the new title.  The ‘Weapons Training Video’ shows off the types of weapons you’ll be playing with, melee fights and much more.  The studio has also revealed that Natalie Dormer, who’s been on our screens as Margaery Tyrell in GoT, will voice the Asari, Dr Lexi T’Perro.

If you’ve decided to buy a Nintendo Switch, the game could also be available there according to BioWare and EA; however, they’ve delayed making a formal announcement until the console is a definite success.