Step into Resident Evil VII's VR murder kitchen

REVII's demo receives another update ahead of its January 2017 launch.

Capcom continues to expand on its playable demo for Resident Evil VII. Today's update includes the new kitchen scene we first previewed from PAX, and boy, is it a stunner in VR. Here's what reviews editor Danielle had to say:

This is how you do horror in VR. No need for nauseating walking and head-whipping. Tie the player to a chair, make them feel as vulnerable as their character, and subject them to an audio-visual assault of the senses, with all of the zombie/ghost story/horror imagery that's worked so well for the series until now.

It's smart, it's effective, and holy hell, is it ever fun.

The update is available via a disc bundled with PlayStation VR units or as a downloadable standalone through PSN, if you happen to be in Europe. You can expect at least one further update to the demo ahead of next year's release, Capcom says.

Resident Evil VII: Biohazard is due out January 24, 2017 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Windows PC. The PlayStation version (like today's exclusive demo) is compatible with PlayStation VR, which officially launches today. So go get terrified!