North American Wii owners got an early holiday present today: Confirmation from global game manufacturer Capcom that it is releasing three versions of its multi-million seller franchise "Resident Evil" for the motion-based game system.
The first, "Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles," is promoted as a sequel to "The Umbrella Chronicles," the first of the RE titles to be released on the Wii. The other two titles, "Resident Evil" and "Resident Evil Zero," are re-workings of Nintendo GameCube releases, and are being billed as part of a new RE Classics line.
The Resident Evil games are being designed to take advantage of the motion-sense capabilities that have made the Wii gaming system so popular. In single mode, as in most games, players can take advantage of the assistance of an A.I.-controlled character.
With two Wii Remote controllers, however, players can play simultaneously and cooperate with each other as they try to survive wave after wave of hostile zombies. The games will also introduce a new "Evade system" that Capcom says "will utilize the Wii Remote for a more intense experience when fighting enemies."
I bet these are going to be freakin' AWESOME!!