Resident Evil 5 News

Resident Evil: The Final Chapter may not be the final chapter in the zombie film saga after all, as the production company in charge of the series, Constantin Film, has unveiled its plans to reboot the sci-fi horror franchise.

Resident Evil 5 for PS4 and Xbox One has a release date

The digital version of Resident Evil 5 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One comes out on 28th June, Capcom has announced.

A retail disc version comes out in North America on 12th July. There's no word on whether this physical version will launch in Europe.

Resident Evil 5 for current-gen consoles includes all the DLC released for the game. So, you get the story add-ons Lost in Nightmares and Desperate Escape, as well as No Mercy Mode, which was previously available only on PC. Capcom said No Mercy Mode on PS4 and Xbox One throws even larger hordes of enemies at players because of the power of the consoles. ROAR!

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Four-year-old Resident Evil PR stunt fuels Chinese government denial

After allegations of sending cans of human meat to African supermarkets.

Eurogamer noticed an increased number of readers to a four-year-old news story today. The article was about a Capcom PR stunt promoting Resident Evil by setting up a fake butcher shop with graphic sculptures of supposedly human meat. Now, nearly four years later, it looks like those images have sparked a rumour so widespread that the Chinese government had to issue a statement.

Third Resident Evil CGI film announced

Third Resident Evil CGI film announced

Due next year, features Leon on a motorcycle.

A third CGI Resident Evil film has been announced. This one's called Resident Evil: Vendetta.

Animation studio Marza Animation Planet (Harlock: Space Pirate) revealed the upcoming film, which is due in 2017.

The follow-up to Resident Evil: Degeneration (2008) and Resident Evil: Damnation (2012), Vendetta will star series stalwart Leon S. Kennedy.

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PS Now UK beta rental prices are pretty high

PS Now UK beta rental prices are pretty high

UPDATE: Sony listening to feedback, says final pricing yet to be decided.

UPDATE: Sony has told Eurogamer user feedback will help shape pricing when it comes to PS Now, currently in beta.

"During the paid private beta the titles will be priced between £2.99 and £9.99," a spokesperson for Sony Computer Entertainment Europe said.

"Final pricing for when PS Now fully launches has not been confirmed yet but we'll continue to listen to gamer feedback on this subject.

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Capcom bounces back with stellar Monster Hunter 4 sales

Capcom bounces back with stellar Monster Hunter 4 sales

Resident Evil 5 now Capcom's best-selling game ever.

Amid the doom and gloom surrounding Capcom, a beacon of light: Monster Hunter 4.

The Japanese company reported financial earnings this morning for the six month period ending 30th September 2013, and they paint a positive picture.

Sales were up 16.9 per cent to 53 billion yen, with net income up 20 per cent to 4.95 billion yen.

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The most popular Resi Evil characters

Are not who you might think.

You'd be forgiven for thinking Resident Evil 2 rookie cop Leon Kennedy and Resident Evil 5 star Chris Redfield would be the two most popular Resident Evil characters. But you'd be wrong.

Fifth Resident Evil movie announced

Yet another Resident Evil movie will be made, Box Office Mojo reports.

Resident Evil 5, as it's currently known, will hit US cinemas on 14th September 2012, Sony Pictures said.

It's set after the events of the fourth movie, Afterlife, which made an eye-watering $236 million at the box office. It will, of course, come in stereoscopic 3D.

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New Resident Evil CGI film announced

New Resident Evil CGI film announced

Capcom has Degeneration to scare.

Capcom has announced a sequel to CGI film Resident Evil: Degeneration. It will be called Resident Evil: Damnation.

The film is in production now and aims for a 3D release in Japan in 2012.

Like in Degeneration, the main character will be Leon S. Kennedy. Other than that, no plot details were divulged.

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Capcom aims to increase output

Will enlist Western studios to do it.

Capcom aims to release its big hitters like Resident Evil more frequently, and will outsource to the West to do it, according to a report.

Takeuchi not keen to work on RE6

Felt he was in Mikami's shadow.

Capcom's Jun Takeuchi, who served as producer on Resident Evil 5, he says he isn't interested in working on the next game in the series.

New Resi film lifts stuff from Resi 5

Anderson also promises better dogs.

Paul W. S. Anderson admired Resident Evil 5 so much that he ended up lifting stuff from it for a redraft of his upcoming film, Resident Evil: Afterlife.

Fat Princess released on PSP today

Plus: Resi 5 demo! Mega Man 10! More!

Fat Princess: Fistful of Cake - the PSP version - waddles out today. We didn't see that coming. Let's hope the formula has been trimmed down from the coincidentally bloated PS3 release last summer.

Classic camera found in Resi 5 DLC

Play from the cutaway perspectives.

Yet more amazing internet detectives have uncovered an alternative camera mode for the recently released Lost in Nightmares DLC for Resident Evil 5.

Tricell CEO playable in Resi 5 Gold

Elegant villainess stars in Mercs Reunion.

Capcom has revealed one of the new playable characters for Mercenaries Reunion, the new version of the Mercenaries mode included in the Gold Edition of Resident Evil 5 or in a series of DLC releases over the next few months.

Resi 5 to get Gold Edition disc in March

Includes all new DLC, but what about wand?

Capcom has announced that the swathe of new downloadable content for Resident Evil 5, to be released early next year, will make its way onto a disc after all.

Takeuchi doesn't expect to do Resi 6

Reckons somebody else will get the gig.

Resident Evil 5 producer Jun Takeuchi has said he doesn't expect to be in charge of the next game in the survival horror series, and nor does his fellow producer Masachika Kawata.

Resident Evil 5 PC date

Plus: GeForce 3D Vision benchmarker.

Capcom has announced that Resident Evil 5 for PC will launch on 18th September in Europe and that it incorporates GeForce 3D Vision technology.

Resi 5 nearing 5m sales, DMC5 denied

Resi 5 nearing 5m sales, DMC5 denied

Second E3 reveal remains a mystery.

Resident Evil 5 has sold nearly five million units according to Capcom's chief financial officer Kazuhiko Abe.

In an interview with Reuters, Abe said it had sold 570,000 units in April after reported sales of 4.4 million in March.

Meanwhile, the publisher's US branch has denied that the second mystery game due to be announced at E3 is Devil May Cry 5.

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Resi 5 tops US software charts for March

GTA: Chinatown Wars misses out on top ten.

Capcom's Resident Evil 5 was the best-selling game in the US last month, shifting nearly 1 million units on Xbox 360. The PS3 sold around a third less to finish at four, according to NPD results for the month.

Resi 5 Versus mode delayed

Japanese launch pushed to April.

Capcom has pushed the launch of the Versus mode add-on for Resident Evil 5 back to April. Japanese gamers had been promised a 26th March release.

Resident Evil 5 still top in UK charts

WWE and GTA in top ten, MadWorld 34.

Resident Evil 5 clung onto top spot in the UK All-Formats Top 40 this week, although Chart-Track says sales dipped 52 per cent following its impressive first-week bow.

Resi 5 outsells UK top ten combined

Resi 5 outsells UK top ten combined

Biggest first-week since one of COD5's.

Resident Evil 5 topped the UK All-Formats Top 40 in its first week of release, selling more units than all the other top-ten titles combined.

Data compiler Chart-Track also tells us that 55 per cent of sales were on Xbox 360, compared to 45 per cent on PlayStation 3.

Capcom's other recent success, Street Fighter IV, slips out of the top ten for the first time - it's at 13 - but the publisher is unlikely to be disappointed with the biggest sales for a number-one game since Call of Duty: World at War's second week in pole position towards the end of last year.

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Resi 5 'Versus' modes announced

Resi 5 'Versus' modes announced

Two competitive MP modes as premium DLC.

As we suspected, Capcom has announced two new, premium DLC multiplayer modes for Resident Evil 5, available in a single pack called 'Versus'.

The main kerfuffle about the two new modes is that they'll be competitive rather than co-operative, although only one will be directly so.

Slayer's Rule will see players taking out Majinis for points. Majinis being the latest strain of infected rather than the lovely Madge Bishop-inspired cocktail which they could and should be. Straightforward enough really - the biggest killer of the match gets the crown.

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Resi 5 to get new multiplayer modes?

Trophy updates seem to spoil future DLC.

An updated Trophy list for the PS3 version of Resident Evil 5 appears to reveal that a number of competitive multiplayer modes will be added to the game as post-launch downloadable content.

Home gets Resident Evil 5 space

Still waiting for Warhawk and Uncharted.

In a shocking display of timeliness, Capcom's Resident Evil 5 game space has been added to PlayStation Home today.

Red Resi 360 pad available separately

Uses the old directional pad, though.

Microsoft has announced that the companion pad for the red, Jasper-endowed Elite console being released as part of the Resident Evil 5 special edition will also be available separately on 13th March.

Red Xbox 360 officially unveiled

Will come bundled with Resident Evil 5.

Microsoft has officially unveiled the Resident Evil 5 Limited Edition Console Bundle, which includes a red Xbox 360 and matching wireless pad.

Resi 5 producer hints at Wii Resi

"Watch this space," says Kawata-san.

With work now wrapped up on the PS3 and 360 instalment, Resident Evil 5 producer Masachika Kawata has told us he wants to make a brand new Resi game for Wii.

"No changes" made after Resi race row

Producer defends Africans depiction.

The producer of Resident Evil 5 has insisted that no changes were made to the horror game after accusations of racism were levelled at Capcom for its portrayal of black Africans in a trailer.

Street Fighter and Resi 5 are Home-bound

Costumes, game launching, Africa.

Capcom Japan has announced plans to support PlayStation Home with Street Fighter IV and Resident Evil 5 content, including costumes and a themed game space.

Capcom reveals more release dates

Capcom reveals more release dates

Dead Rising and MotoGP Wii in diary.

Capcom has announced a few definitive dates for early 2009 releases, putting seven titles on the horological map for the start of the year.

Alien-based sheep-herding puzzler Flock! is coming in February, and will hit PC, PSN and XBLA all at once. At the opposite end of the spectrum, as we already knew, bully-faced beat-'em-up Street Fighter IV slots itself into shelves on the 20th. At least for 360 and PS3 - PC dates are as yet unconfirmed.

The Wii's very own zombie splatter-fest Dead Rising: Chop Till You Drop has nailed its bloody flag firmly to the forehead of the 27th of February, where it will be joined by Neopets Puzzle Adventure on Wii, PC and DS.

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Resi 5 demo announcement soon?

Resi 5 demo announcement soon?

But game may not require PS3 install.

Resident Evil 5 producer Jun Takeuchi has hinted that a playable demo of Capcom's upcoming survival horror game will be announced soon.

"We'll be making an announcement about that relatively soon," he told Eurogamer, in comments relayed by this morning's Resident Evil 5 hands-on preview. Downloadable content is also "possible", he said.

One thing we might not be seeing, however, is a mandatory hard-disk install for Resi 5. Capcom took a bit of a hammering for the duration and size of the Devil May Cry 4 installation, and it sounds as though the publisher paid attention to feedback.

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Capcom to focus on multi-platform games

On all major releases in the future.

Capcom plans to offer all major releases on multiple platforms in future in order to maximise their impact in the west, where "consoles are practically waging war against one another" in the company's words.

Resi 5 to feature online co-op

Will be out by April next year.

It's been revealed that Resident Evil 5 will feature an online co-op mode so you can play the entire game with a friend by your side. Some storyline details have been leaked too - you might not want to read on if you don't want to know.

Resi 5 boss explains African setting

Wanted to show the origins of the virus.

Jun Takeuchi has explained that the controversial African setting for Resident Evil 5 came from a desire to show you the origins of the virus you were battling.

No new Resi 5 gameplay video this week

No new Resi 5 gameplay video this week

But you are getting an interview.

Capcom has told Eurogamer that we won't be seeing any new gameplay footage of Resident Evil 5 released this week despite reports to the exciting contrary.

According to the publisher, the special DVD attached to Famitsu in Japan this Friday will only contain an interview with a producer on the title, not a fresh glimpse at the action as our chums at ThreeSpeech suggest.

The disc has been created to celebrate 25 years of Capcom, and could reveal some fresh information about the hotly anticipated survival-horror game. So, expect more around Friday, and until then just imagine you're staring at door slowly opening on a black background like in the old days.

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Capcom ponders Resi 5 demo

For Euro Extinction Blu-ray.

Capcom has told us it is mulling over the idea of including a Resident Evil 5 demo on the European Resident Evil: Extinction Blu-ray disc.

CG Resi film in works

Sony and Capcom join forces.

Capcom has said it will be joining forces with Sony Pictures Japan to make a computer-animated Resident Evil film.

Full Resi 5 trailer on Live

Full Resi 5 trailer on Live

Three minutes of action.

Capcom's been in touch to inform us that the full, three-minute version of the Resident Evil 5 trailer shown at Microsoft's conference during E3 is now available to download from Xbox Live Marketplace. It will be released on the PlayStation Network store tomorrow.

The high-resolution 145MB trailer promises "real-time footage" of the game, and should give a slightly better impression of the survival horror sequel than the cut-down E3 version did.

The game's yet to be shown off in much detail publicly, but producer Jun Takeuchi recently spilled its guts to Famitsu, confirming that it takes place in what looks like an African village, where Chris Redfield has been dispatched to investigate mysterious goings-on. The enemies he ends up tackling are a bit more of a handful than the traditional zomb, although a refined version of the Resi 4 control-and-camera system ought to help him dispatch them.

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Resi 5 details emerge

New details for Resident Evil 5 have emerged this afternoon, a bit like a zombie clambering out from its mossy grave.

The information comes from the mouth of producer Jun Takeuchi, who sat down with Japanese magazine Famitsu to talk about the game (translated by IGN).

Action this time takes place in what appears to be an African or desert village, where our hero Chris is soon dispatched to investigate mysterious goings on. Once there he promptly bumps into a new type of enemy with considerably more brainpower than your traditional zombie. Takeuchi also tells us to expect an appearance from a girl fans of the series will recognise - who has a sizeable part to play in both the story and gameplay.

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No Resi 5 until 2008

Financial results spill guts.

A review of Capcom Japan's bank vaults has uncovered news that Resident Evil 5 won't be released this year.

Capcom clarifies Resi 5 situation

Wishful thinking from Xbox Japan boss?

Capcom has moved to dampen speculation that Resident Evil 5 will appear exclusively on Xbox 360, fuelled by comments last week from Xbox Japan boss Takashi Sensui.

Inafune talks Resi Evil 5

Plus: Squenix and SEGA news.

Legendary Capcom producer Keiji Inafune has announced that we're in for a long wait as far as the next instalment in the Resident Evil series goes - since development hasn't even properly kicked off yet.

More videogame movies coming

Kameo and a new Resi flick.

Since when did Hollywood stop coming up with original ideas and start nicking game concepts instead? Big screen adaptations of Silent Hill, BloodRayne and Castlevania are already on the way, and now two more videogame adaptations have been announced - alas, not there's still no sign of Katamari Damacy: The Movie.

Evil looks you in the eye

RE5 producer explains visuals.

Resident Evil 5 producer, Jun Takeuchi, has divulged some fresh details about the recently-revealed game, in an interview with Famitsu Xbox.

Resi Evil 5 trailer pulled

Resi Evil 5 trailer pulled

Best... not seen at all!

A new trailer for Capcom's Resident Evil 5 is now available for download.

It's just a taster, really - a minute's worth of spooky shadows, scary birds and, well, we won't spoil it for you - but well worth a look.

As we reported last week, Resi Evil 5 stars our old friend Chris Redfield and is being produced by Jun Takeuchi of Street Fighter 2 and Onimusha fame. So far the game's only been confirmed for PS3 and Xbox 360 and there's no word on a release date, but we'll keep you posted.

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