Resident Evil producer Masachika Kawata has responded to his former boss Keiji Inafune's comments yesterday that the Japanese games industry was in a "tragic state".
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Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 and Dead Rising 2: Off the Record are "faring well", Capcom said today.
Nintendo 3DS game Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D "performed solidly", Capcom has said.
Resident Evil film mastermind Paul WS Anderson has blasted Hollywood directors for "not knowing" the games their film adaptations are based on.
Capcom has sold 400,000 copies of Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D since launch.
It sold 300,000 copies of Super Street Fighter 4: Arcade Edition on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.
Japan-exclusive PlayStation Portable game Monster Hunter Freedom 3 sold 100,000 copies in the quarter.
Game rental service Lovefilm has issued a bizarre explanation of its decision to allow customers to rent Super Monkey Ball 3D – despite it preventing the reset of game save data.
Lovefilm has halted rentals of Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D.
Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D's lack of a save data reset function is probably a one-off, Capcom has insisted.
Best-selling dance fitness game Zumba Fitness has conquered the UK all-formats chart again, spending a third consecutive week up top.
With The Mercenaries 3D, Resident Evil finally sheds the last vestiges of its horror past and gives in to the third-person shooter urges that have been tugging away at the franchise since 2005, when this game mode first appeared as an unlockable bonus in Resident Evil 4.
It's an unpretentious timed shooting gallery, more interested in leaderboards than atmosphere and dread. You pick one of eight characters, all drawn from Resident Evil lore with their own unique weapon sets, and then dive into thirty stopwatch missions aiming for the best time and high score. There's no story, no pacing – just enemies and locations from the fourth and fifth games, shuffled around and thrown in your face relentlessly.
And it works, at least to start with. Hush the nagging voice that asks "shouldn't Resident Evil be scary?" and The Mercenaries is a solid and often satisfying action game. Control is simple, with movement assigned to the thumbstick, while the right bumper sweeps you into first-person view for aiming and shooting. This being Resident Evil, there's no shooting from the hip or moving while aiming. Well, that's not technically true, since you can shuffle around in first-person view by holding the left bumper as well, but it's fiddly, sluggish and more likely to get you killed than simply dropping your weapon and making a run for it.
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Capcom has defended its decision to deny anyone playing Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D the ability to delete their saved game file and start from scratch.
UPDATE: HMV will not accept Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D trade-ins, VG247 reports.
Electronics Boutique Australia is reportedly about to pull Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D from sale.
The cast of Capcom's survival horror series reunites this week for Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D. Heard the name before? You've probably played the all-fighting spin-off as a mini-game in Resi 4 and 5. It's expanded here, with a larger cast and extra features.
Upcoming Nintendo 3DS game Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D will retain its second-hand value despite preventing gamers from deleting save data, Capcom has insisted.
Capcom shooter gets extended demo.
UPDATE: The UK version of Resident Evil: Mercenaries 3D, which has just landed on Eurogamer's desk, confirms the Tiny Cartridge report. The manual reads: "saved data on this software cannot be reset."
Capcom unloads a clip full of fighting screens.
Capcom has dashed fan hope that Resident Evil 2 star Leon Kennedy will be added to the roster of playable characters in upcoming Nintendo 3DS game Resident Evil The Mercenaries 3D as post-launch downloadable content.
Nintendo 3DS game Resident Evil The Mercenaries 3D launches in the UK on 1st July, Nintendo has announced.
The third-person fast-paced action shooter includes a demo for Resident Evil Revelations, a survival horror title yet to be dated.
The Mercenaries 3D is based on the Mercenaries bonus mode from Resident Evil 4 and Resident Evil 5.
Barry Burton joins the line-up.
The next Resident Evil movie is subtitled Retribution and some scenes will be filmed in Tokyo, according to series star Milla Jovovich.
Nintendo will release Resident Evil spin-off The Mercenaries 3D in Europe this July.
Resident Evil medic joins 3DS Mercenaries.
Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D's graphics are so good they "blur the line" between portable and home console visuals.
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.
Resi: Revelations demo teased too.
Wesker! Claire! Chris! Jill!
Jill and Wesker join the fight.
Capcom has made Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City, revealed last week via magazine scans, official.
Visit Resi 4's Castle and Resi 5's village in 3D.
Mercenaries 3D, Revelations demoed.
Chris! Claire! Hunk! Krauser!
Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D, one of two Resident Evil games planned for release on Nintendo's 3DS, allows players to move and shoot.
Forthcoming 3DS survival horror, Resident Evil: Revelations, will be so terrifying that you won't actually want to finish it, claims Capcom.
3DS title to feature levels from Resi 4 and 5.
Capcom has announced Mega Man Legends 3 Project and Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D for 3DS.