Capcom learned from RE5 racism row

Took steps to stop it happening again. 

Capcom has said it learned its lesson from the controversy which blew up over Resident Evil 5.

As you may recall, some critics argued there was racist imagery in a trailer released for the game - a charge which was defended by Capcom.

Now the company has rules in place to ensure this type of thing doesn't happen again, according to PR manager Melody Pfeiffer.

"Since the RE5 controversy, we have become much more aware of how important it is that we are part of the asset creation process early on so that we are able to have a say in the end product," she told Gamasutra.

"We are also designing a lot of our own assets from this side of the pond so that we are able to make strategic pieces of content that make sense for our market.

"We are working really closely with our producers in Japan to construct these materials for the West and they are open more then ever to hearing our thoughts and ideas for assets."

Resident Evil 5 was released in March 2009 to critical acclaim - Eurogamer's own Kristan Reed gave it 7/10 in his review. Yes, it is a good score.

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