What ties it to other Resident Evil games?
Well, as we say, it’s set in the same universe and takes place in the modern day. That implies certain things: the Umbrella Corporation exists, various viruses exist, and the events of the previous Resi games have happened. So, at the very least, we’ll see references to them within the world. However, there won’t be any characters from previous games in Resi 7, and we won’t have the same levels of combat. The hero is just an ordinary person, so they’re not an expert in handling firearms or in close-combat knife-skills. Sure, they’ll be able to swing an axe to defend themselves, but don’t expect there to be a high player body-count here. Resi 7 is more about the scares. Having said that… we know there will be series trademark herbs in there, along with other items, so expect to be recovering health and managing your inventory.
Will there be ‘infected’ or ‘zombies’? Maybe, although the demos suggest this game will focus on ghosts and the supernatural. There’s no telling whether or not the hillbillies in the demo are ‘fully human’ though.