Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Resident Evil

(PlayStation 4 Review) Resident Evil Zero

“… doesn’t place particularly high in my Resident Evil hierarchy, but it does offer a nice dose of traditional play.”

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New Resident Evil-themed shooter coming 2016, Umbrella Corps

Capcom has announced a new third-person shooter set in the Resident Evil universe for PC and PS4, Umbrella Corps. Slated to launch in early 2016, the game is an online-focused, fast-paced arena shooter with players battling in “short and brutal” matches set within small combat zones. As mercenaries, players will be able to utilize a cover system and arm themselves with traditional Resident Evil gear as well as some more experimental items. In addition to the standard grenade and pistol, there is a Tactical Shield that allows zombies to be used as cover, Terrain Spikes for squashing enemies, the Brainer for bashing in skulls, and a Zombie Jammer to repel zombies.

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RE0, RE1 getting physical release in Resident Evil Origins Collection

Resident Evil Origins Collection will bring the recently released Resident Evil HD and an upgraded Resident Evil 0 to store shelves next year. Scheduled to launch on January 19, the $39.99 set will be available for PS4 and Xbox One, while Resident Evil 0 will be sold separately digitally around the same time for $19.99 for PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One. Capcom also revealed Wesker Mode for Resident Evil 0, which will feature fellow S.T.A.R.S. member Rebecca Chambers, with Wesker taking on the role of Bill Coen with a new look and new abilities. Twenty screenshots as well as two trailers have also gone live, one introducing the package and the other detailing Wesker Mode.

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Resident Evil 0 getting the HD treatment in early ’16 for console, PC

Capcom has announced their plans to follow the recent Resident Evil HD remake with a new HD remake, this time for Resident Evil 0. The prequel, previously only available for GameCube and Wii, is slated to launch in early 2016 for PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One. The game’s original director, Koji Oda, is back on board along with several of the developers from the original team. Oda and producer Tsukasa Takenaka released a video for the announcement, complete with a life-saving herb.

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Resident Evil HD Remaster sells over a million units worldwide

Capcom has announced that the latest Resident Evil re-release, a download-only title in North America, has sold over a million units worldwide. The HD Remaster had previously set a day-one record for the fastest-selling digital release on PSN across Europe and North America. This latest version features updated graphics, sound, and controls, along with a new Very Easy Mode.

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Resident Evil Revelations 2 out now in full online, as physical release

Capcom has released the physical version of Resident Evil Revelations 2. The $39.99 set includes all four downloadable episodes along with two spin-off episodes, the Throwback Map Pack for Raid Mode, two extra characters for Raid Mode, and four alternate costumes. A patch will also add online co-op for Raid Mode on March 31. All four episodes can also be downloaded for $5.99 each and the spin-off episode for $4.99, or they can be purchased altogether digitally as part of the Complete Season pass for $24.99. The difference between the Complete Season and the disc version is the latter’s inclusion of Wesker in Raid Mode, the alternate costumes, and the map pack.

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Resident Evil Revelations 2 – Episode 1 now on PSN, Feb. 25 on Live

Capcom has released the first episode of Resident Evil Revelations 2 on PSN for PS3 and PS4. Episode 1 will launch tomorrow on Xbox Live for Xbox 360 and Xbox One and on Steam for PC. The sequel begins with Claire Redfield, now an agent for the anti-bioterrorism group Terra Save, working alongside Moira Burton, Barry Burton’s daughter, to escape the clutches of kidnappers. In search of the two, Barry encounters Natalia Korda, a young girl with the power to sense enemies, whom he recruits to find Moira. Players must switch between the pairs in order to avoid enemies and find their way off a deadly island.

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Resident Evil sets PSN, Capcom digital release sales records

According to Capcom, Resident Evil has set the record for PSN’s biggest-selling day-one digital title. Additionally, the game has become their fastest-selling digital title to date in North America and Europe. To accompany the announcements, we’ve added several new screenshots from the remade remake, showing more of Chris and the Master of Unlocking herself in action.

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Resident Evil remake now available online for console, PC

The latest remake of Resident Evil, based on a previous remake released on the GameCube in 2002, has launched online for PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One. The new version features upgraded textures, remastered audio with support for 5.1, two resolution choices (4:3 or 16:9 widescreen), support for a new control scheme in addition to the old tank-style controls, and a new Easy Mode. The GameCube version was also released for the Wii as part of the Archive series, but for those who haven’t tried it, imagine the original game but with revamped puzzles, tweaked enemy placement, and slightly different pace. As a reminder, this is a download-only release, so check for it on Live, PSN, and Steam.

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PlayStation Experience 2014 Highlights – Suikoden II, Street Fighter V

Some big news came out today from Sony’s PlayStation Experience in Las Vegas. The biggest of which is arguably the reveal and announcement of console exclusivity of Street Fighter V. Sony and Capcom have partnered up to release it for PS4, and to make it cross-platform compatible with PC. To keep gamers occupied until then, Capcom is also releasing Ultra Street Fighter IV for PS4. Another surprise came out of Konami, who announced that the highly acclaimed Suikoden I and II will be available on PSN for PS3 and PS Vita next week, on December 9. Sega wasn’t to be outdone, however, with the reveal that Yakuza 5 will be a downloadable release for PS3 in 2015, nor Atlus, who gave Persona fans more to look forward to in 2015 the news that Persona 5 will be available for PS3 and PS4.

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