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First volume of Banned Footage is a downloadable content for Resident Evil 7 which adds two playable videotapes and one bonus game. All the content is accessible via main menu through extras and can be played independently of the base game. Both video tapes feature Clancy, the cameraman who was the protagonist of Beginning Hour, and show what happened to him after he was caught by Jack Baker. The bonus game is an extreme difficulty short story with all odds stacked against Ethan, the protagonist of the base game.

Videotape 1: Nightmare
Whatever happened in the Beginning Hour, it would appear that Clancy didn't escape to safety, or if he did, Jack caught up with him again. Jack tossed him down in the basement and told him he has a few friends that are eager to meet him. The story starts with Clancy waking up in the incinerator room at midnight with goal to try and survive until dawn, meaning he needs to stay alive for five hours. The only thing next to him is a scrap dispenser which produces metal scrap at regular intervals which Clancy can use at workbench to build weapons and items. Clancy can traverse through the entire basement area and find other dispenser and activate them to increase him chance for survival. But not all areas are accessible and it takes a lot of scrap to make a key or something else that can help you open the locked door. This story is split into five segments, one hour each where you literally fight waves of enemies that never stop coming at you. What's worse, each item or ammo you craft requires more material the next time you want to craft it. At the end of each hour you have a warning to clear the enemies before the next hour continues, often bringing more dangerous monsters and bosses to fight at the end of each wave. Aside from crafting items, you can also use metal scrap for rigging traps or repairing automated machine gun turrets to help you deal with monsters. Upon completing this, additional more difficult mode becomes available. Upon failing, currently gathered score accumulated and based on accumulated score more and more useful items become available, ranging from giving you more metal scrap to begin with, more destructive weapons being available, or having unlimited ammo. The game doesn't save progress after each hour so dying means repeating it from the very start.

Videotape 2: Bedroom
One of Marguerite's daughters took a fancy at Clancy so mom is taking care of their new guest, starting with a delicious supper that she prepared just for him. She starts gentle, but gets very angry if she suspects you are not cooperating and appreciate her cooking and doing everything for you. This story is entirely puzzle-oriented and has no direct fighting, though make mommy angry and she will punish you until you can't take it anymore and die. Puzzles don't change and what you find out before you die you can use on your next try until you minimize mistakes. You start by being locked to a bed with a supper of... something gross in front of you. Eating Marguerite's dinner is same as stabbing yourself with a knife, but you gotta have a good reason for mommy if you aren't eating her cuisine. For the first time in RE7 story, there are dialogue choices included when interacting with Marguerite. The goal is to outsmart Marguerite, not eat her dinner, survive and escape the bedroom you find yourself locked in. This will just end one more horror for Clancy only to deliver him into the next one seen in volume 2 of Banned Footage.

Extra Game: Ethan Must Die
As the name implies, this short game puts a lot of stress that Ethan must die, and he will many many times until you learn exactly what to do, how to do it, and when to fight. Armed with nothing but a knife, you are tasked to kill Marguerite in the greenhouse. This is sort of alternative reality to what happened in the base game, only much much harder to pull off since one strike by any monster will kill you. To help you on your quest, the game randomly places boxes with items you can crack open. How useful the item is is displayed with a star rating above the box. However, boxes can also bi rigged to blow up and that means instant death for Ethan, so cracking them open is a risk that is not worth taking, especially after some ordeal where you barely managed to survive.

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Resident Evil 7: Biohazard - Banned Footage: Vol.1 Windows Nightmare: Clancy can also install wire traps using scrap
Resident Evil 7: Biohazard - Banned Footage: Vol.1 Windows Bedroom: Marguerite heard some noise and will return in 30 seconds.
Resident Evil 7: Biohazard - Banned Footage: Vol.1 PlayStation 4 Bedroom: Projector puzzle
Resident Evil 7: Biohazard - Banned Footage: Vol.1 PlayStation 4 Bedroom: Map in this story is rather small

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Resident Evil 7: Biohazard - Banned Footage: Vol.1 Screenshot
Resident Evil 7: Biohazard - Banned Footage: Vol.1 Screenshot
Resident Evil 7: Biohazard - Banned Footage: Vol.1 Screenshot
Resident Evil 7: Biohazard - Banned Footage: Vol.1 Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "Resident Evil 7: Biohazard - Verbotenes Filmmaterial 1" -- German title

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