So, remember the REmake? Get ready for the Wiimake. Capcom dropped a press release in my inbox today just to let y’all know that three Resident Evil games are on their way to the Wii this year. Wii versions of Resident Evil and Resident Evil Zero are going to hit this year with Resident Evil: The Darkness Chronicles, quite possibly the worst-named game in the series yet. RE:TDC is a pseudo-sequel to Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles, which itself was a spiritual successor to the Resident Evil: Survivor games… Listen, I’m not very excited about this either, but I don’t want to be a starving person throwing a pie made from apples and razor blades in the trash. Some of my metaphors hit, some miss; I’ll let you judge. Resident Evil 4 kind of makes sense with Wii controls, but how are Re(Wii)Make and RE:0 going to play on the Wii? Are they just going to be a version of the game we can play on the Wii? Don’t we already have that with, you know, the Gamecube versions? Anyway, the press release is after the break for those interested. I wasn’t!
CAPCOM® BRINGS RESIDENT EVIL® BACK TO THE WIITM WITH RESIDENT EVIL®: THE DARKSIDE CHRONICLES AND TWO TITLES IN THE RESIDENT EVIL “CLASSICS” LINE
Sequel to Resident Evil®: The Umbrella Chronicles, joins Resident Evil Zero and the Nintendo Gamecube® remake of Resident Evil on the Wii Platform
SAN MATEO, Calif. – March 12, 2009 — Capcom®, a leading worldwide developer and publisher of video games, today announced its plans for a big comeback of its multi-million-selling franchise, Resident Evil® to the Wii™ video game system this year. Resident Evil®: The Darkside Chronicles, the sequel to the highly successful Wii title Resident Evil®: The Umbrella Chronicles, is in development exclusively for the Wii and is set to hit North American retailers this winter. Capcom also introduced its plans for a new Resident Evil “Classics” line, which will bring the critically acclaimed Nintendo GameCube™ classics, Resident Evil® and Resident Evil® Zero exclusively to the Wii, allowing a whole new audience to experience the world of Resident Evil.