Don't let anyone tell you that Resident Evil 5's a rotter – it's only partially decomposed. Seven years removed from its original release, Capcom's controversial African adventure remains somewhat entertaining – even if old problems die hard. This schizophrenic outback outing has a bit of an identity crisis, but its biggest issue...
Resident Evil is certainly in the spotlight right now
A Japanese retailer has supposedly outed a bundle featuring Resident Evil 5 and the Resident Evil: Revival Selection. For those that don't know, the Revival Selection bundles the recent HD releases of Resident Evil 4 and Resident Evil: Code Veronica. According to the retailer, the bundle is due out in Japan on March 15th for ¥5,490. Capcom's..
As far as we're concerned, Resident Evil 4 is the best third-person shooter ever produced
Resident Evil 5 is certainly less of a landmark, but a poor setting and unnecessary co-operative focus are to blame for that. In an interview with Eurogamer, producer Tsukasa Takenaka has responded to criticisms that both games ditched Resident Evil's traditional horror roots. According to Takenaka, both..
Resident Evil 5: Gold Edition will launch on the PlayStation Network next week for a savoury $24
99. It follows the release of both Resident Evil 4 HD and Resident Evil Code Veronica X HD. Gold Edition bundles the original game, the Lost In Nightmares and Desperate Escape DLC, two costume packs and The Mercenaries Reunion mode. Resident Evil 5: Gold...
If you're a Resident Evil fan, we suspect you're already dousing yourself with a handheld battery-operated fan
This 15th Anniversary Collector's Set is particularly amazing. Available exclusively via the e-Capcom store for ¥7,800, the limited edition boxset includes a bonanza of Resident Evil goods, including: all three original Resident Evil titles for PSone, Resident Evil: Revival Edition (the..
Silent Hill: Shattered Memories proved to me that survival horror benefits from motion control better than most other genres
The game placed you in a particularly threat-free world; opting instead to create tension through interaction and atmosphere. Simply moving your flashlight across the game's eerily dark setting was enough to place you in the...
Everybody knows that Resident Evil (or at least iterations post 4) is better when played with a motion control
Something about the style of the gameplay really with precision of a pointing device. The Wii proved that it had the best way to play Resident Evil 4, and subsequently, when Resident Evil 5 released, it felt old and clunky on the DualShock. So it was with some excitement that Capcom..
Speaking to British Microsoft mag, XBOX 360 World, Capcom's Jun Takeuchi - the producer of both Lost Planet 2 and Resident Evil 5 - has said that due to the "extreme pressure" of following up Shinji Mikami's Resident Evil 4, he will probably not been involved in Resident Evil 6
Yes, its true we did feel extreme pressure and Mikami-sans shadow after Resi 4, Takeuchi told the mag..
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Well this is surprising
We originally expected Resident Evil 5: Alternative Edition to be a completely new retail package. However, according to Joystiq the new missions and Playstation Motion Controller support will be available as DLC for European and American players. Japanese players will get the content in a new retail box.
During a press conference at Tokyo Game Show today Sony announced that an updated version of Resident Evil 5 will launch on the Playstation 3 with updated Playstation Motion Controller support
The title Resident Evil 5: Director's Cut will launch this Spring with a bunch of new features alongside the new Motion Control support. Which we actually think will make the game a bit easier to control..
[Spoilers for those who haven't played Resident Evil 5] Excuse our scepticism but despite what anyone in Capcom says we refuse to believe we've seen the last of Albert Wesker
When asked at a Comic-Con 2009 panel about the possibility of a Wesker return, producer Masachika Kawata claimed that the pantomime villain's days are over. "Even if you want Albert Wesker to come back there is no chance..
What's up Playstation 3 owners who care about sales? We have a bit of treat for you this morning
It involves sales and statistics compiled by the lovely folks at Gamasutra. Most specifically they are looking at the Playstation 3's best selling games so far in 2009. Please note these figures are correct in terms of US sales. Exclusive title Killzone 2 sits atop the Playstation 3's best software..
We have to admit, Playstation Home is beginning to motor now
After an initial "there's nothing to do", it's looking more and more likely that there's something for everyone to do, even if you only spend 5 minutes or so doing it. On its way to the service today (April 9th) is another new space. This time a The Godfather II themed area. And guess what? It has a full Texas Hold 'Em mode,..
For those of you who were interested in some more Resident Evil 5, the "Versus" mode will be available from tomorrow (April 7th)
No word on whether that applies to Europe yet, but we'll keep you in the loop as always. The pack will cost a tidy sum of $4.99 (expect £3.99 in the UK) and will add two new multiplayer modes: Slayer and Survivors. In Slayers, players will team up to go against hordes..
Resident Evil 5 is getting some DLC that lets you play against each other
Why you'd want to bother playing competitively in a Resident Evil game, we've no idea. But the DLC is coming and will let you do just that. The "Versus" pack was due out this week in Japan, but obviously something has gone awry as it's now slated for a release on...
Playstation 3 has been kicking some ass in Japan lately
Literally. With the Wii floundering of late and the 360's lack of presence, the charts have been open to Sony domination for a few weeks now. This week is no different, with six Sony titles in the Japanese top ten. Resident Evil 5 slipped to second place after an amazing launch. It fell to the hands of Warriors Orochi Z which sold 112,000..
Capcom confirmed today that their co-operative action shooter Resident Evil 5 has shipped 4 million copies worldwide
Note, this does not equate to copies sold, but we'd argue the numbers will be somewhere in and around that region. All the same, it probably means big-bucks and back patting for all involved at Capcom HQ. We have a review in the pipeline later this week, all we're giving away is that..
The PS3 version of Resident Evil 5 is sitting comfortably atop the Japanese sales charts
As we reported last week the PS3 version went on to outsell the 360 by approximately 4:1, with the PS3 version shifting 312,000 units and the XBOX just 79,000. These are still good numbers for Microsoft, but Resident Evil 5, Street Fighter IV and Yakuza 3 have gone a long way these past few weeks in showing the..
A little surprise has been hidden in Capcom's trophy listing for Resident Evil 5
Namely breaking the secret of what kind of DLC is planned. The DLC reveals a number of new online multiplayer game mode types: Slayers, Survivors, Team Slayers, Team Survivors and Versus. We're not sure what they entail but, we hope it's a bit like Left 4 Dead — co-operative zombie blasting.
We said we were curious how the PS3 version of Resident Evil 5 would fare against its 360 brother
According to GameZine.co.uk pretty well. They've uncovered that 222,000 copies of Capcoms zombie-action shooter were sold on the PS3, with 56,000 on the 360. It's hardly surprising given Sony's greater presence in Japan. What's more interesting is that the 278,000 copies of Resident Evil sold thus far..
Japanese gaming Bible Famitsu have secured some pictures of the public going crazy for Capcom's latest zombie outing, Resident Evil 5
It's unknown which system the game has sold best on at the moment, Microsoft have put a lot of promotion into the game and their bundle in Japan but Sony were last weeks market leader with the release of Yakuza 3. We'll keep you updated as we find out more.
.. You've had an update! Not only is the Playstation Home Square now tree infested but there's a new Resident Evil area for you to seduce boys dressed as women in. There's not much at the Resident Evil space yet, although there does look like something promising at the far end of the area. You need a Resident Evil 5 game to play it though. We're...
Many believe Sony's Playstation 3 will temporarily overtake Nintendo Wii sales for at least a week in the coming month or so
With Street Fighter IV, Yakuza 3 and Resident Evil 5 all poised to release and White Knight Chronicles and Demon Souls already out it's certainly a strong Q1 lineup. So it's rewarding to see Sony dominate the Top 4 of the Japanese charts without a Nintendo game in sight. The..
Is Home finally starting to take shape? Capcom have announced today that the Street Fighter Home space will include a post-release patch to allow users to meet up in Home, have a little chat and then launch a game straight from the application
Resident Evil 5 will also have it's own Home space, taking the form of the "Public Assembly" area from the game. According to Capcom there will be..
Controls seem to be the staple mark of the Resident Evil experience
Ever since the Resident Evil 5 demo hit the XBOX Live last week hordes of Gears Of War-elitists got to put their trigger fingers to the test in the latest iteration of the popular survival horror franchise. Their response? "Sucks". Let's clarify that this was the general...
Quick update to say the Resident Evil 5 demo is up on the European PSN
It's 942mb in total. We'll have our thoughts on it tomorrow.
Speaking with Major Nelson, Capcom's senior director for communications and community claimed: Resident Evil 5 can still loosely be considered a survival horror game, adding, However, compared with Resident Evil 4 it will be 'more exciting, more action and more tension'
"</blockquote> He went on to say:You have the ability to feel more like an action hero, noted Kramer. You..
GameTrailers have posted their most anticipated of 2009 list
The criteria for the games on the list are those titles that are announced but details are scarce. A couple of Playstation 3 exclusives appear on the list with Heavy Rain appearing at number 6, Uncharted 2 appearing at number 4 and God Of War III taking pole position. The full list of games in the most anticipated are (Playstation 3..
Today Capgod announced that they are aiming for a February release of Street Fighter IV in the US (and probably Europe)
This means a number of amazing things: We will be playing Street Fighter IV on our PC, XBOX 360 or PS3 around this time in 4 months. Capgod (ok I'm going to stop with that now) will be releasing one awesome game for each of the first three months in 2009. Let's look at the facts:..
I love this trailer
Not only does it show some famous Chris Redfield ass-kicking and tentatively prove that his partner Sheva will have a God-awful English accent - but it also has finally shows the re-emergence of Albert Wesker. Oh and the music at the end of the trailer is nothing short of sensational. Resident Evil 4 is like, my fourth favourite game ever. Can Capcom trump it?
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