Virgin has its 'handheld' for Resident Evil

A unique instalment of Capcom's classic series graces the Game Boy Color, with Resident Evil Gaiden.

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The Game Boy Color is about to be host to its biggest ever game. Resident Evil Gaiden offers the true fans of the horror game classic a chance to discover a little more of the zombified world.

Boasting a storyline that won't be seen on any other format, Resident Evil Gaiden launches Resident Evil stalwart, Barry Burton, on a brand new adventure. While on this special mission aboard the infested Starlight pleasure cruiser, Barry must locate and destroy the dreaded source of all the undead creatures, the B.O.W. (Bio Organic Weapon).

Resident Evil Gaiden also incorporates some revolutionary new features for the handheld. Combat has been transformed into a first-person game which requires skill and tactical judgement. Also, the game will boast some of the most complex AI yet seen on the Game Boy Color.

Gruesome zombies are continually searching for you so try staying out of their line of sight and employ stealth to keep your characters alive. Alert them to your presence and you'll find that zombies group with their undead friends to steal your life-force and convert you to their ranks.


Exclusive instalment of the Resident Evil series for the Game Boy Color
16Mbit Battery Backed ROM
Control three Unique Characters
First-person Wide-screen Battle Mode
100+ Rooms over four decks, one Submarine and 10 different environments

Resident Evil Gaiden is developed by M4 and Capcom, and will be published by Virgin Interactive on Game Boy Color Q4, 2001.