Ever since Resident Evil 7 arrived in January 2017, Capcom has been releasing some incredible behind-the-scenes footage of the game's development process. Over time, we've received some great information about inspiration behind the characters, environment and story. In the second part of their development series, we see the dinner scene in a way that we've never seen it before.
Check Out This Early Footage Of 'Resident Evil 7' Devs Acting Out The Infamous Dinner Scene
In the video, Koshi Nakanishi, director of #ResidentEvil7, talks about how it was necessary to do a pre-visualization of the dinner scene to make sure that the scene would generate the right amount of stress and fear. As we learn towards the end of the segment, atmosphere was integral to most of the game's development process.
Nakanishi even went so far as to take members of the team to real life haunted spaces around Osaka in order to make sure that everyone had had enough scary experiences of their own. This was done in the spirit of what the Japanese call a kimodaneshi: a test of courage.
So, now it's your turn—test your courage by watching the director play Jack Baker alongside two other (honestly, pretty nice-looking) Resident Evil 7 developers:
Remember when Lucas throws his food at you?
How about when Marguerite just tries to be a good mom and show that it's okay to eat her yummy food?
Or the time that Jack cuts Lucas' arm off?
And, of course, who can forget that beautiful moment when Jack just feeds you himself?
It's pretty incredible how much of this early scene made it into the final product. Aside from a few story relevant outbursts, it's shot-for-shot the same thing. I can't say I'm any less scared of the Bakers, but I certainly feel like we've grown closer... as a family.
If you want to watch this ridiculous scene in action, check out the video: