Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles

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Capcom announces Resident Evil: Chronicles HD for PS3

Capcom announces Resident Evil: Chronicles HD for PS3

Twin Wii shooters packaged up for PSN release.

Capcom has announced Resident Evil: Chronicles HD, a new PlayStation 3 compilation of twin Wii shooters Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles and The Darkside Chronicles.

Chronicles HD will arrive in June as a digital download via PSN.

Umbrella Chronicles and Darkside Chronicles will then be available to download separately at a later date.

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Resident Evil Chronicles HD Selection announced for PS3

Resident Evil Chronicles HD Selection announced for PS3

Wii games in HD with Move support.

Capcom has announced Resident Evil HD Selection for PlayStation 3.

Resident Evil HD Selection is Wii titles Resident Evil Umbrella Chronicles and Darkside Chronicles bundled together, remade in high definition with Move support, Andriasang reports.

The Resident Evil Chronicles series are on rails shooters that recount key events from the franchise's history.

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Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles

What's this? An on-rails zombie shooter as good as The House of the Dead II? In 2007? Shame it's taken Capcom eight years and four attempts to get it right. Shame the genre is as outdated as 56k modems. Shame it's so short and that there's not a single new idea in the entire game. But hey, it's never too late to have fun shooting undead Umbrella employees between the eyes. Right?

Right. Almost despite itself, there is something bafflingly moreish about the whole on-rails genre when it's handled in the right way, and Umbrella Chronicles has a reasonable stab at rehashing the age old 'blast everything that moves' premise.

For starters, the concept of revisiting Resident Evil's 'Umbrella' storyline chronologically is a fantastic means of getting you right into the action, and taps into any fan's latent nostalgia for how the key events, set-pieces and boss monsters unfolded in the original survival-horror classics. Kicking off on the train in Resident Evil Zero, you can choose to play as escaped convict Billy Coen or S.T.A.R.S. Bravo team member Rebecca Chambers and work your way through a sequence of short scenarios which approximate the timeline - minus the puzzling, of course. Each crams all the key events into roughly ten-minute chapters - complete with the exact same enemy types, locations and even some of the dialogue, culminating with a boss encounter.

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FeatureWii: 12 Games of Christmas

My true love gave to Wii.

The nights are so long these days (sorry, nights) that you could dress them up in angry forum posts and call them the delay between major Wii releases. Of the 12 Games of Christmas features we've done so far, this line-up saw by far the most chins stroked and calls placed in search of suitable candidates.

FeatureCapcom Gamers' Day Roundup

Street Fighter IV, Dark Void, Okami Wii and more.

It ended with a bang. At the first Capcom Gamers' Day to be held in Europe - our own fair capital of London, to be precise - it looked for ten excruciating seconds like the big reveal of an extremely lengthy press conference really was going to be the announcement of a PS3 version of Lost Planet. But we should have known better.

FeatureWii: 2007's Most Wanted

Something for the Wii-kend?

Of all Nintendo's various achievements, surely its most consistent is in simultaneously pissing off and delighting its faithful European customers. For twenty-five years the company has wowed us with innovative technology and wonderfully robust and inventive games, filling reservoirs of consumer goodwill in a way few other multinationals manage. In tension with this, interminable localisation delays, sloppy, bordered conversions and,- most heart-breakingly - an ever-slim line-up of releases has made it clear that Europe is literally the least of the Japanese company's global concerns.

Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles

Some things never die.

I'm not convinced that shooting zombies in the face will ever be a dull thing to do. Maybe it's the satisfying way their brains explode all over the screen with a 'thunk', or the rasping guttural moan in that split second of realisation as their arm splits off from their torso. Even Capcom's really bad Gun Survivor games had a certain charm about them. It's about disconnecting your brain, adopting a spaced-out expression and focusing your entire being into your trigger finger.

Resident Evil 4 for Wii

Shots and dates for it and Umbrella Chronicles.

Resident Evil 4 is on its way to Nintendo Wii, Capcom Eurosoft said over the Easter break, with a release planned for the summer, while previously announced Wii title Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles is now down for autumn.

Resi Evil Wii still for 2007

Not dead. Well, not like that.

Little-discussed Wii survival horror title Resident Evil: Umbrella Chronicles is "still on track for 2007 release" according to Wired's game|life blog, which heard from Capcom in the aftermath of Treasure Island Z's announcement last week.

Resi Evil Wii named

Plus Devil Kings, more.

Amongst the many titles shown off in Japan at Nintendo's Wii unveiling earlier today was a new Resident Evil title called Umbrella Chronicles.

Wii to get Resi Evil exclusive

Wii to get Resi Evil exclusive

Could arrive before Resi 5.

Capcom has officially confirmed development of a new Resident Evil game, which will be exclusive to Nintendo Wii and could well be hitting stores ahead of the Resident Evil 5 on PS3 and Xbox 360.

Following up on the phenomenal success of Resident Evil 4 on the GameCube, Capcom is understandably showing a little more love for Nintendo, and plans to release a new instalment that takes full advantage of the innovative remote controller.

According to Capcom, the new game will "combine the series' intense gaming experience and atmosphere with the revolutionary control system of the Wii," although exactly how they plan to do that is a mystery at the moment.

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