Resident Evil on the Wii

A Resident Evil game is coming to the Wii and as of right now, it's titled "Resident Evil: Umbrella Chronicles". Some more specific information was released on the Capcom Europe forms. Here are the goods:

Resident Evil Wii is finally confirmed. It's called Umbrella Chronicles and it's a game that ties up all loose ends throughout the series.
Similar to Outbreak, it's split up in different chapters; you will be able to play as the main Resident Evil protagonists from the main series[From RE Veronica to RE4, prologue to RE5], as well as unlock additional characters.
Gameplay will be in 3rd person similar to RE4, but additionally the game takes advantage of the controller's core features. -Puzzles and shooting will have a new twist to it.

and again:

Also, previous rumors was made official.

Four chapters will be available, each chapter will have 2 playable characters
Chapter 1 - BH1 Mansion - Jill and Chris
Chapter 2 - BH2 RPD - Claire and Leon
Chapter 3 - BH3 Racoon City - Jill and Carlos
Chapter 4 - BH4 Village - Leon and Ada

Additional characters can be unlocked by playing the game, such as Rebecca Chambers, Hunk and Albert Wesker

The gameplay will be similar to BH4, use the Wiimote to trigger the over-the-shoulder view, use the nunchuk to fire

All characters will have different weapons and melee attacks like in BH4, you can find additional weapons in the stage

Each character can only carry 2 weapons, such as Chris' pistol and shotgun, and Jill's pistol and grenade launcher

The main game Scenario Mode will have in-game cutscenes, each chapter will have new contents which link to Umbrella's status

There is an Arcade Mode which plays like the BH4 Mercenaries mini game

So, it's basically a compilation of the previous Resident Evil games, with a Resident Evil 4 like gameplay. I'm sure that the games will be updated but I don't know if I have the strength to play through the mansion from the first RE all over again. I've played the original, the director's cut and the gamecube version. It's a great series and all, and I'm sure this compilation alone will be well worth the purchase of the Wii but I may have to skip that first chapter.

[go nintendo]


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