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.


Brandon Orselli


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