The time for the ultimate horror experience is drawing near as we approach Resident Evil 7's release for Xbox One, PS4 and PC on January 24. And if you're still not entirely convinced it's going to terrify you, here's a way to immerse yourself in the game's creepy universe a bit more.
Someone is making an official, Capcom approved #ResidentEvil7 candle for you to burn while playing. The candle, which is appropriately named Blood, Sweat and Fears 4D Candle, supposedly reeks like the Baker family's ancient, backwater Louisiana mansion. When lit, the £14.99/€19.99 accessory releases the musty odor of "old timber and blood."
Taking It To The Next Smelly Level
Imagine sitting yourself down on January 24, lighting up the candle and putting on your VR headset. Imagine turning up the sound so loud that no outside noise reaches your encased room of ungodliness, and no one will be disturbed by your hysteric screams for the next couple of hours.
Then imagine your first meeting with the degenerate and sinister Baker family from Resident Evil 7. After some 20 minutes of play, the the shovel-wielding father, Jack, manages to catch you in a dark corner of the maze-like cellar, and as he bashes in your skull with a blunt weapon, you frantically raise your arms in real life, trying to protect yourself.
You yell out in actual pain as the burning wax of the candle hits your feet. The odor of old timber and blood blends with the smell of an actual carpet on fire. Your tear of you VR headset as Ethan Winters exhales for the last time and you realize Blood, Sweat and Fears 4D Candle is on the floor beside a small flame busily feasting on your carpet. Scary, huh?
The 4th Dimensions Is... Smell?
We're not quite sure why the candle is titled 4D, since the claim that candles or smell comprise the 4th dimension is so rofl we don't even. Maybe it's because the candle lasts for 18 to 20 hours, and therefore can be used as a time measuring tool like people did before watches and clocks? So the 4D actually refers to time, which is a bit less silly? I guess we'll never know.
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Anyway, the retailer Merchoid "suggest that using the Blood, Sweat and Fears 4D Candle is the definitive way to experience the game. Be careful though, with an experience this horrifying, the candle might not be the only smell you notice in the room..."
Which is like suggesting we might as well take off our underpants after an hour of play and put them on our head. At that point they'll probably contain more blood, sweat, fear and (apparently) faeces than the candle is able to produce.
The candle is available on January 20, just ahead of Resident Evil 7's official release.
How are you preparing for the launch of Resident Evil 7?