Capcom showcases Resident Evil 4 on Nintendo GameCube

CE Europe today presented Resident Evil 4, a terrifying new chapter in the world renowned series exclusively for the Nintendo GameCube.

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Capcom showcases Resident Evil 4 on Nintendo GameCube
Based on the popular Resident Evil series, which has sold more than 24 million copies worldwide, Resident Evil 4 sees the return of a familiar hero on a mission of national importance. Capcom plans to release Resident Evil 4 across all PAL territories in early 2005.

In Resident Evil 4 players are reacquainted with Leon S. Kennedy, Raccoon City Police Department's idealistic rookie cop from Resident Evil 2. It has been six years since the destruction of Raccoon City and in that time, the U.S. government has been able to destroy the evil Umbrella Corporation. Fast forward to 2004 and players rejoin Leon, who is now a U.S. agent with a top-secret mission. He has been tasked to look into the abduction of the President's daughter and his investigation has led him to a mysterious location in Europe. As Leon encounters unimaginable horrors, he must find out who or what is behind this new nightmare.

Resident Evil 4 includes the following new features:

  • Unsurpassed visuals - Resident Evil 4 utilises the GameCube's technological powers to the limit, creating breathtaking 3D graphics and effects

  • Behind the camera view - Camera follows the player from behind and allows for intuitive movement

  • New never-before-seen enemies - Creatures that defy the laws of nature!

  • Advanced AI - Enemies are now smarter than ever and use their cunning abilities to team up and attack the player en masse

  • Enhanced, deeper story elements - Conversations and monologues can be heard in real time

  • Action button - Pressing the "A" button allows players to perform various actions

  • Aim and shoot - Ability to zero-in on enemies with weapons