For those people who’ve played Resident Evil games before, they’ve probably known Leon S. Kennedy. Leon actually stars in different Resident Evil games from Resident Evil 2, 4, and even 6.
But, since Resident Evil 4, the franchise has dwindled a little bit mainly because of its veering away from the original formula: zombies.
Since Resident Evil 4, the story of the game has changed a bit. In the game, Leon goes up against an evil cult that was dishing out some viruses to control people and turn them into mindless followers.
They do not look like zombies at all, although, they act like them. Still, people do not feel that it is the original Resident Evil formula and so, they did not love the game at all.
Couple that with the lukewarm reception of Resident Evil 6, the franchise has been on a steady decline ever since.
But, like any other great gaming company, Capcom has risen to the occasion and they vow to deliver a new Resident Evil game that will surely entice old players back to playing it.
Then comes Resident Evil 7. This game was shown at the E3 2016 event and it is pretty promising so far.
What’s even more promising is that the game will have VR support which makes it even scarier than ever! Although, I do caution people who suffer from heart problems to play the game on the VR with caution.
Anyway, Leon S. Kennedy is an iconic figure in the Resident Evil games and a lot of people are asking if he’s going to be available in the next sequel of this iconic horror franchise.
As far as the voice actor of Leon S. Kennedy is concerned, the game will not have Leon S. Kennedy.
Matt Mercer, who voiced Leon S. Kennedy in Resident Evil 6, said that he hasn’t been contacted to voice Leon again.
According to him, Capcom has a legitimate reason why this is. He said that they might not include Leon S. Kennedy in the latest installment because the company is cutting down on costs.
Furthermore, they want the Resident Evil 7 to be a fresh reboot of the franchise which would imply that they might be using a new character to carry the Resident Evil mantle.
But, when asked if he wants to voice Leon S. Kennedy again, Mercer said that he will jump at the chance as soon as it is available.
He states that voicing one of the most iconic characters in the horror games franchise is an honor and that he will no doubt do it again if he is given another chance.
Resident Evil 7 veers away from the original Formula, at least, in its game mechanics. Instead of a third-person horror survival game, the game is now played in First-person.
Furthermore, this can enhance the VR gaming experience of gamers but like I said, if you’re suffering from any health conditions, it is best to use the VR feature of the game with caution.
Resident Evil 7 will be released on January 24, 2017, and it will be released on the Playstation 4, PC, and Xbox One.