Remember how Capcom hinted earlier in the week
that there was good news for Wii-owning Resident Evil
fans? It was telling the truth. The publisher has confirmed three new RE
games for Nintendo's home console.Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles
is the sequel to Umbrella Chronicles
and will be out this winter. The other two games Capcom told us about are part of what the publisher's calling its Resident Evil
“Classics” line - Resident Evil
and Resident Evil Zero
has a story based on Resident Evil 2
, meaning it will feature Leon S Kenney and Claire Redfield. Of the game, Capcom tells us, "Its on-rails style gameplay and active camera will create a more immersive “Chronicles” survival experience. As in the last instalment, this is a first-person game with extreme shooting gameplay and interactive pathways."
"Filling in many of the missing pieces of storyline that were not covered in the original “Umbrella Chronicles
”, Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles
will give hardcore fans the chance to re-live some of the most memorable moments of the Resident Evil
franchise, while allowing new players to take advantage of the intense action-horror the series delivers."
Players can either shoot the undead with a pal in co-op mode or be accompanied by AI. There's also a new 'Evade system' which... well, Capcom just says that it makes things more intense.
On the 'Classics' front - guess what! Yeah, a control scheme re-worked for the Wii. The games will also have a 'value' price point. No date was given for their release.
A little closer to the present day is the release of Resident Evil 5
- it's out tomorrow, in case you've been living in a floating glass structure on Mars.