Official Resident Evil 7 Candle Promises a “Foisty, Old Timber and Blood” Scent

Capcom is really going all out with strange and goofy merchandise to promote Resident Evil 7.

While the phallic USB drive that comes with the game’s collector’s edition is sure enough to turn heads, an official scented candle is now available via UK retailer Merchoid.

The distributor poises the candle as a “4D candle,” meant to burn alongside you playing the game in PlayStation VR. I’m sure this won’t lead to players burning their houses down.

According to Merchoid, the candle gives off a “foisty, old timber and blood” scent when lit and will burn for up to 20 hours. That’s more than enough time to power through the game in one sitting!

While you don’t need PlayStation VR to enjoy this wonderful candle, the distributor says it’s mean to “fully immerse the player” when you’re exploring the Baker Family’s house.

“The virtual reality experience is incredible, but we want to take you one step further than that,” said Merchoid’s community manager Jessica Adams. “While playing the game, imagine if you could smell everything you could see and hear.

“The game becomes incredibly immersive as it tricks all your senses into thinking that you’re really there.”

The candle is available via the Merchoid website, and is up for pre-order. Shipments are set to go out on January 20th, and it’s worth mentioning international shipping is free.

Resident Evil 7 is launching worldwide on January 24th across PC, PS4 and Xbox One.


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  • Uncle Slick

    This is a really cool idea for VR.

    Hope it catches on.

  • CDan

    Wonder if that “Summer Lesson” or whatever game will have a candle as well :)

  • Bitterbear

    Oh, so it smells like a leather dungeon?

  • SunsetHaste

    A simple candle can only do so much, though.

    One scent – maybe several, but with a set in stone order – that will work for quite a bit of games.

    For others we’ll need a system of scents, and the game sending info about where you are to the system so it knows which scent to emit.

    The fact that we can even discuss such a thing is amazing, though.

  • Zombie Repellant in a can.

  • Tubsiwub

    Cool idea, but I don’t want to smell blood… sorry.

  • David Curry

    Fire hazard.
    (that wasn’t really meant to be a pun)

  • Riosine

    A candle composed of Sawdust and iron fillings, cute

  • Belfry
  • Mr0303

    It will just come with a can of tuna.

  • Mr0303

    I actually like the idea. Release the candle before the game as an indicator of how good the game will be, depending on the smell. Mighty No 9 will have a box of shit and SFV will come with an empty jar. Whenever Star Citizen is released it should come with some rocks from Pluto.

  • Donwel
  • giygas

    The return of Smell-O-Vision.

  • CDan

    Anime girls don’t smell, silly….oh, because summer == beaches == sea == tuna, right?

  • Jack
  • Mr0303

    Sure, let’s go with that.

  • Jack

    hey buddy i think you got the wrong door, the leather club is two blocks down

  • nine_ball

    I hope the game comes with a few scratch-n-sniff cards too.

  • Uncle Ocelot

    I’m not sure if I’d want to smell the Baker house…

  • Uncle Ocelot


  • catazxy

    VR and fire, I expect to see it in the news later…

  • Zanard Bell

    God, I could only imagine what a Senran Kagura scented candle would be.

  • Zanard Bell

    God, I could only imagine what a Senran Kagura scented candle would be.

  • Kelborne

    If Katsuragi has anything to do with it then it’d probably smell like someone in prison convicted on several dozen counts of sexual assault.

  • Andrew Krasy

    The sense of smell is one thing I couldn’t care less about having in VR. No, I really don’t need to smell those sewers and rotting bodies.

  • McSuperNigger

    Why can’t we get blood flavored tampons?

  • Kiwi Hoy

    Like garbage?

  • NuclearKangaroo

    whats next? a perfume that smells like rotting flesh?

  • 🏆 Jokerino ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    Cool, can’t wait to puke while I’m playing RE7 :D