Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles, the sequel to the highly successful Wii title Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles, is in development exclusively for the Wii and is set to hit North American retailers this winter. Capcom also introduced its plans for a new Resident Evil “Classics” line, which will bring the critically acclaimed GameCube classics, Resident Evil and Resident Evil Zero exclusively to the Wii, allowing a whole new audience to experience the world of Resident Evil.
Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles‘s story is based on Resident Evil 2 and includes the popular characters, Leon S Kenney and Claire Redfield. Its on-rails style gameplay and active camera will create a more immersive “Chronicles” survival experience. As in the last installment, this is a first-person game with extreme shooting gameplay and interactive pathways. Filling in many of the missing pieces of storyline that were not covered in the original “Umbrella Chronicles”, Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles will give hardcore fans the chance to re-live some of the most classic moments of the Resident Evil franchise, while allowing new players to take advantage of the intense action-horror experience only possible on the Wii.
Gamers can choose to take on their enemies with the help of an A.I.-controlled character or enlist the help of a friend to fight via two-player co-op. Adding new dimension and strategy to the arcade-style gameplay in the “Chronicles” experience, the new Evade system will utilize the Wii Remote for a more intense experience when fighting enemies.
Capcom’s new Resident Evil “Classics” line will allow the new audience who has embraced the Wii to experience some of the greatest games in the Resident Evil franchise for the value price of $29.99. Both set to launch this year, the remake of Resident Evil and Resident Evil Zero have been refitted to support the Wii Remote, giving the Wii audience easy access to the rich characters and in-depth storylines of the series and the chance to experience both games on a new platform.
For those who want the ultimate arcade shooter experience Capcom has teamed up with Nintendo to deliver a Resident Evil The Darkside Chronicles and Official Nintendo Zapper bundle pack, the first time Nintendo has allowed a 3 rd party publisher to bundle a game with its Official Zapper in Europe.
The limited edition “Let Your Darkside Out” T-shirt, which transforms you into a zombie when lifted over your head and doubles as a Halloween costume, can be obtained by :
- Pre-order the game now at GameStop and get the T-shirt for free!
- Win one! Check out select websites including G4, USA Today Game Hunters, CrunchGear, AOL GameDaily, Escapist, Destructiod, Ars Technica and others for your chance to win.
- Buy the shirt on the Capcom Store for $24.95 (S – XXL available)
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