Game Review: Resident Evil Revelations (Wii U)

Jonathan Szafran delivers his verdict on the Wii U version of Capcom’s compelling survival-horror – which is also released this week on PC, Xbox360 and PS3. Resident Evil Revelations is Capcom’s attempt to return its famed series back to its suspenseful roots; an effort to recapture the same rich atmosphere of terror that slowly slipped away as the franchise aged. It still retains some of the improvements made over the years (the... Read More

Game News: Japanese-Western Collaborations Are “Important” For Games Industry, Says Capcom Producer

While many gamers are still skeptical over the way in which well-known Japanese IPs are increasingly being handed over to Western development teams, Capcom producer Motohide Eshiro believes the industry should be more open to collaborations between East and West. Speaking to CVG in an interview on the Devil May Cry reboot, he said: “I think there’s still room for a Japanese-y game for a Japanese market and Japanese developed games for... Read More

Opinion: Dishonored Vs Resident Evil 6 – A Story Of Innovation Vs Imitation

They’re two of the year’s biggest games, but in terms of aims and approach they couldn’t be more different. Mark Butler argues that Dishonored is an experience that seeks to thrive on its novelty and freshness, while Resident Evil 6 tries to make a virtue of its banality. We’ve reached the business end of 2012′s release schedule – and things are getting interesting to say the least. Resident Evil 6 has landed... Read More

Opinion: Resident Evil Has Become A Ludicrous, Laughable Travesty – And It Needs To Die

With Resident Evil 6 garnering a hostile reception from many fans and critics, former series enthusiast Mark Butler argues that the franchise has turned into a farcical mess – and needs putting down. So, Resident Evil 6 has landed – and the reception has not been kind. It’s been branded a “coward of a game”, “a poor, misconceived sequel”, and a “big-budget disaster on the order of the Star Wars prequels”. It’s... Read More

Game News: Resident Evil 6 Is Currently The Worst-Reviewed Main Game Of The Entire Series

After an initially-positive critical reception, Resident Evil 6 has now come in for a real pasting from various prominent video game sites – leaving it with an Xbox360 Metacritic average of just 68. Recent negative verdicts have included a 4.5/10 from Gamespot and, even more damningly, a staggering 3/10 from Jim Sterling at Destructoid – who angrily lambasted Capcom’s action-blockbuster as “a Michael Bay movie”, “a... Read More

Game News: New Devil May Cry Is “Less Campy – More Darker”, Says Capcom Producer

Capcom’s US producer Alex Jones has claimed that the forthcoming Devil May Cry reboot is less cheesy and more grown-up than the original series. In an interview with VG247, in which he discussed various issues surrounding the title’s development and change in direction, he spoke of the desire to make the experience grittier in tone. “One of the things about making a western game, we wanted to make the tone a little less campy,... Read More

Game News: Shinji Mikami “Didn’t Play Resident Evil 5 Until A Year Ago”

Legendary Resident Evil creator Shinji Mikami has revealed that he didn’t play the fifth installment in his famous series until last year. In an interview now up at CVG.com, Mikami claims he couldn’t face the game – the first full Resident Evil title made without him – for a full two years after Capcom sent him a copy. “I didn’t play Resident Evil 5 until a year ago, which was long after it came out,” he... Read More

Game News: Capcom Unveil Street Fighter 25th Anniversary Set

Today Capcom announced a massive collector’s edition in honor of the 25th anniversary of Street Fighter. Set to launch on September 18th for Xbox 360 and PS3, the Anniversary Collector’s Set includes Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix, Street Fighter III: Third Strike Online Edition, Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition and Street Fighter X Tekken. All costume DLC is included for Street Fighter IV, along with all character and Swap Costume DLC for... Read More

Opinion: Is The Survival-Horror Market Really “Too Small”?

With Capcom claiming that they see the survival-horror market as “too small” for the Resident Evil franchise, Mark Butler argues that there are millions of fans out there who are being continually ignored. It’s not easy being a survival-horror fan. Everywhere you look, companies who once seemed genuinely in favour of feeding your desire for spine-tingling chills and nerve-shattering atmosphere appear to be abandoning both the ‘survival’... Read More

Opinion: Should Resident Evil Be Laid To Rest?

Resident Evil 6 has just been announced - but not everyone is excited about it. Once a die-hard fan of the franchise, Mark Butler argues that Capcom’s long-running series may now be better off dead and buried. When the trailer for Resident Evil 6 landed yesterday and the buzz began to build around Capcom’s latest zombie extravaganza, it’s safe to say I was less excited than most. Regarding both the 3-minute video and accompanying... Read More

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