Resident Evil 7 Will Scale Back Classic Character Cameos

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The voice actor behind Leon has said that Resident Evil 7 will be “scaling back” on cameos of classic characters.

Matt Mercer is the current voice actor for Leon Kennedy, a character first introduced in Resident Evil 2. Mercer took over the voice of Leon in Resident Evil 6 and has since appeared in Resident Evil: Revelations 2 and two animated movies, including next year’s Resident Evil: Vendetta.

Mercer told Gamespot:

“As far as 7 goes, I think they’re scaling back a little bit on throwing in all the classic cameos. I can say that I don’t have any involvement in 7 directly.”

Resident Evil 7
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Apart from now knowing that it’s unlikely that Leon will make an appearance, nothing much else has been released regarding Resident Evil 7. Thanks to a leak on the ESRB site, we do know the main protagonist will be called Ethan and is looking for his wife in a dilapidated mansion. The leak also mentioned strong language and the use of “pistols, shotguns, flamethrowers, explosives, and chainsaws” against mutated creatures although none of this is a particular surprise for the series. This could well change in the final release.

How do you feel about the new direction Resident Evil 7 is taking? Do you think it needs a fresh start or would you welcome the return of some familiar faces? Let us know in the comment section below!

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