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  • 27Sep

    Capcom teases fans with possible ‘Resident Evil 2’ remake

    Yoshiaki Hirabayashi, a producer at Capcom, teased fans by suggesting that a Resident Evil 2 remake could be a possibility. He stressed, unequivocally, that they are not currently working on such a thing, but that if fans really want it, they would consider it. Speaking to GameSpot, Hirabayashi said: “Just to lay all the cards on the table, that way there’s no rumor-mongering or things like that, no, we are not working on a Resident Evil 2 remake as of now. But if the fans really clamor for it; if there’s a groundswell of support for remaking that game, then I think that’s something Capcom would take under consideration.” For you young’uns out there, Resident Evil 2 is, quite arguably, considered the pinnacle of the franchise as survival horror. The game was originally released in 1998 on PS1, and featured fan favorite Leon Kennedy as a Raccoon City Police Department member making his way through

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  • 20Sep

    Zombies, and Lickers and… Children?! Oh, my!

    *Stop! Mild story spoilers for Resident Evil 5 (and possibly 6) ahead! If you haven’t yet played it, you have been warned! A couple of months ago I had a very strange conversation with my then five-year old daughter: We sat at the kitchen table and discussed T-Virus versus C-Virus infection. Questions were asked and answered, some basic biology was discussed, and some rather adorable banter ensued. On the other side of us, my three-year old listened intently before enthusiastically asking me to play the E3 video of Leon Kennedy’s epic trek through the zombie-infested streets of Langshiang, China. Yep; my kids are fully aware of the Resident Evil games, and they love them. I know, I know – one of the cardinal rules of parenting is to never, ever, under any circumstances let your young children see any sort of violence or carnage, lest they become chainsaw wielding psychopaths. However,

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  • 19Jan

    Capcom confirms ‘Resident Evil 6’ for November release

    Capcom announced just this afternoon that Resident Evil 6 development is in full swing — and they’ve already picked a release date, to boot! On November 20 of this year, the game will be released for Xbox 360 and PS3, with a PC version to follow. Here’s Capcom’s summary: It has been ten years since the Raccoon City incident and the President of the United States has decided to reveal the truth behind what took place in the belief that it will curb the current resurgence in bioterrorist activity. Due to be by the President’s side is his personal friend and Raccoon City survivor, Leon S. Kennedy, but when the venue suffers a bioterrorist attack, Leon is forced to face a President transformed beyond recognition and make his hardest ever decision. At the same time, Bioterrorism Security Assessment Alliance member Chris Redfield arrives in China, itself under threat of a

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  • 18Jan

    Nintendo 3DS demos on their way for North America

    Japan’s already gotten some downloadable 3DS demos, but the same treatment is soon on the way for North America — and it starts tomorrow. Our demo rollout won’t be nearly as swift as Japan’s, however — and there’s only about a 40% overlap. What, you actually thought that Theatrhythm Final Fantasy would get a demo over here? (Okay, I had hoped that this would happen at some point, but I wasn’t delusional about it like you are or anything.) Tomorrow, a demo for Resident Evil Revelations will be available, followed by a demo of Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games on Jan. 26. “The demo program allows Nintendo 3DS players to be among the first to test-drive select games,” said Tony Elison, Nintendo of America’s senior director and general manager of Network Business. “Players can try out new genres or series, often weeks before the full versions

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  • 09Jan

    Lengthy ‘Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City’ trailer shows off a deadly hate triangle

    We know all about love triangles. This trailer from Capcom for Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City shows off a completely new dynamic, though — the hate triangle. See, the Umbrella Security Service team is working against the zombies and US Spec Ops. US Spec Ops is working against USS and the zombies. And the zombies just hate/want to eat everyone, ever. It’s kind of their thing. It’s what Capcom’s calling a “Triple Threat” — nice word choice given that we’re looking at the T-virus. Here’s (almost) six minutes of zombie-killin’ action. (Note: Don’t watch this if you don’t want to hear swearing and see some bloody messes.) Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City will be released March 20. Follow

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  • 04Oct

    Capcom announces ‘Resident Evil Revelations’ release date

    Capcom has announced an official release date for Resident Evil Revelations in North America — February 7, 2012. The 3DS title is the second Resident Evil for the handheld, and is set between the fourth and fifth-numbered games in the series. It brings Jill Valentine and Chris Redfield working with new BSAA members to investigate Veltro and the T-Abyss virus. Follow

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  • 05Jul

    Capcom notes that the permanent save system in ‘Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D’ was probably not a great idea

    Fans of the Resident Evil series are probably more than a little miffed at Capcom right now, since their 3DS installment, The Mercenaries 3D, features a save system that I’ll just call a little draconian. You get one save file to work with, and it’s permanent. There’s no way to erase it within the system, and if you’re the type to buy used games, you’ll just have to take a chance that the copy you buy wasn’t already finished. People were understandably outspoken about the issue from several standpoints. Now, it seems that Capcom may back out of that savegame mechanic on their later releases. In the latest edition of “Ask Capcom Live,” Vice President of Strategic Planning Christian Svensson noted that, due to the backlash, it was “unlikely” that this save system would ever be used again. I’m sure many people thank you, but for this game, it’s a

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  • 06Jun

    Get your first look at ‘Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City’ in this E3 trailer

    There’s a lot of action. There’s a zombie, and he’s having a nice, horrific snack (that’s a given). The latest chapter of the survival horror series appears to stick to the roots we love, and hey, it’ll probably end up making you feel nostalgic along the way. Follow

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  • 28Mar

    Capcom confirms ‘Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City’ and ‘Resident Evil Revelations’ demo

    Capcom announced today that a new entry in the Resident Evil franchise, Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City, is currently in development for consoles and PC and will release this winter. Capcom also confirmed that the 3DS title Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D will ship with a playable demo of another 3DS title, Resident Evil Revelations. More information about this title will be revealed at E3, so horror fans will have to wait a little bit for more on that. As far as Operation Raccoon City goes, however, the game is a collaboration between Slant 6 Games and Capcom featuring a new style of gameplay for the series, the third-person team shooter. ORC (heh) is a reinterpretation of the events in Resident Evil 2 & 3: It is September 1998 and the action centers once more on the ill-fated Raccoon City and the horrific consequences of the deadly T-virus outbreak from

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  • 24Mar

    Get your fill of HD ‘Resident Evil’ titles this fall…or at least two of them

    The Resident Evil series is 15 years old today (just one more and it gets its driver’s license!), and to celebrate, Capcom announced that two of the series’ most-loved titles are getting the HD upgrade. Resident Evil 4 is getting the uprez treatment, along with Resident Evil Code: Veronica X. Both will be available as downloadable titles for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 this fall. Here are the titles’ descriptions, just in case you need a refresher. Resident Evil 4 , which received numerous “Game of the Year” awards when it debuted and currently stands as one of the best-reviewed games of all time with an incredible 96 ranking on MetaCritic, challenges you to experience it all over again with support for trophies and achievements along with the visual upgrades. As Leon Kennedy, players will explore a town overrun by cultists, mutants and mind-controlled villagers as they unravel the mystery

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