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All Articles: Resident Evil 0
The survival horror genre has traveled a long road since its infancy. What began with a frantic retreat from a pursuing dinosaur eventually gave way to ghosts, mutants, beasts, and countless hordes of zombies. Alas, the genre’s fiercest foes may have been those it relied on most: the developers overly reliant on sequels and spinoffs, and the gamers who would soon lose interest.
For those who’ve been following this series from the beginning, we’ve previously reached back to the birth of survival horror, charted its rise in popularity and a sudden onslaught of sequels, as well as its golden age. So now, join us for a look at survival horror’s last gasp in the spotlight… before it’s currently-ongoing resurrection, of course. (more…)
Brace yourself, the Resident Evil franchise is going on a “full-scale offensive” during the back half of 2016 and into 2017. Capcom announced their battle plan during a recent Quarterly Financial Report, and it’s hard to argue with their choice of words… the publisher has already released two Resident Evil games in 2016 and will push out three more in the coming months, along with the final entry in the Milla Jovovich-starring film franchise:
|Resident Evil 0 (PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One)||January 20, 2016|
|Resident Evil 6 (PS4, Xbox One)||March 29, 2016|
|Umbrella Corps (PC, PS4)||June 21, 2016|
|Resident Evil 5 (PS4, Xbox One)||Summer 2016|
|Resident Evil 4 (PS4, Xbox One)||Fall 2016|
|Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (Film)||January 27, 2017|
And then there’s Resident Evil 7, which Capcom began teasing more than six months ago. Obviously, there’s no guarantee that Resident Evil 7 will be released (or even announced) this year, but the E3 Expo is right around the corner and 2016 is the 20th anniversary of the first Resident Evil game.
On top of all this, Capcom confirmed a few months back that a full remake of Resident Evil 2 is also in the works. The oft-requested doesn’t currently have a release date, but it’s very possible that it’s launch will also fall within the “full-scale offensive” period.
I guess the bottom line is that it’s a great time to be a Resident Evil fan.
A quintet of new games will be available to download through the Xbox Games Store beginning today.
Leading the way is Resident Evil 0, Capcom’s enhanced remaster of the (chronologically) first game in the Resident Evil series. As you might expect from a high definition re-release, the Xbox One and Xbox 360 versions of Resident Evil 0 will feature improved graphics and an optional new control scheme. But don’t worry, it’s got all the same shambling zombies.
Also available for the Xbox One is A Boy and His Blob, WayForward’s enhanced remake of the 2009 Wii original… which was itself a reboot of a beloved NES-era game. But whichever version of the game you play, players will still need to feed jelly beans to a shapeshifting blob to traverse a puzzle-filled world. The 80s were… let’s go with weird.
But Albedo: Eyes From Outer Space goes back a bit further than a 80s, and that’s because the Xbox One game is an homage to pulpy 60s sci-fi. The first-person adventure game will ask players to explore an abandoned research facility and do battle with some very angry eyeballs. Speaking of first-person game, the superheroic Gemini: Heroes Reborn is also now available for the Xbox One.
Finally, Electronic Super Joy is a minimalist platformer for the Xbox One that features a soundtrack by EnV, an “EDM superstar.”
More information on all of these games can be found after the break. (more…)
Rampaging zombies made their shuffling return to the PS3 and PS4 this week thanks to the launch of Resident Evil 0, the chronologically first game in the Resident Evil series, on the PlayStation Store. Originally released for the GameCube back in 2002, this new version of the game includes enhanced graphics and a brand new control scheme. Sony was pretty busy yesterday afternoon, and added a rather large number of other games to the PlayStation Store as well:
- Dark Cloud 2 was one of the most popular action RPGs on the PS2, and now its available to download on the PS4 with 1080p graphics and full Trophy support.
- Oddworld: New N Tasty makes its Vita debut, allowing players to take the Abe’s Oddysee remake on the go.
- The Deadly Tower of Monsters is an overhead shooter from ACE Team with a 70s sci-fi theme.
- Atelier Escha & Logy Plus: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky is the latest Vita re-release for the popular RPG franchise.
And that’s just scratching the surface because a total of 17 games were added to the PlayStation Store yesterday on the PS4, PS3 and Vita. A complete rundown of this week’s new releases can be found after the break and you can visit the PlayStation Blog for a list of this week’s new game add-ons and discounts. (more…)
It’s been a few weeks, but welcome to the first roundup of new retail game releases for 2016!
We start off the year with Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam, a new RPG for the 3DS from the Nintendo. After years of keeping them separate, the publisher has finally decided to merge their Mario & Luigi series of RPGs with the Paper Mario series of RPGs. I’m a bit surprised it took this long, but maybe Nintendo felt they needed more time to prepare the world for GIANT PAPERCRAFT BATTLES.
Also available this week is the Resident Evil Origins Collection for the PS4 and Xbox One. After redoing Resident Evil last year, Capcom turned their trained recreationists towards its prequel, Resident Evil 0, which had previously only been available on Nintendo platforms. The publisher packaged both games together for a retail release, but players can also acquire them as separate downloads through the PlayStation Store and Xbox Games Store (and Steam, for that matter).
Moving from remakes to re-releases, Dontnod has compiled their episodic game series, Life Is Strange, into a retail package for the PS4 and Xbox One. Players who missed out on Max Caulfield’s time-traveling adventures in Arcadia Bay will now be able to experience the complete story without waiting weeks between episodes. Also this week, PQube will re-release the Vita version of SteinsGate in a “Limited Edition” that includes a 2016 calendar.
Finally, get on the bus (and drive it) this week with Astragon’s Bus Simulator 16 for the PC.
NY Comic-Con 2015 attendees will get to play Capcom’s Umbrella Corps, Street Fighter V, Resident Evil 0, Mega Man Legacy Collection
Capcom has announced that they will offer four playable demos at their New York Comic-Con booth (#1420) this weekend.
NYCC attendees will be the first folks in North America to get a chance to try out Umbrella Corps, a Resident Evil-themed team shooter that was first revealed at last month’s Tokyo Game Show. And speaking of Capcom’s undead franchise, a demo of Resident Evil 0 will also be available. Both games are scheduled to be released early next year.
If you’re looking for new announcements, look no further than Street Fighter V. Capcom will offer a playable demo of the fighting game on the show floor and the publisher is strongly hinting that Executive Producer Yoshinori Ono will reveal another new challenger over the weekend. Finally, the currently-available Mega Man Legacy Collection will also be available to try out in all its retro glory.
Capcom will also host a pair of panels this weekend including a “World of Capcom” panel on Thursday, October 8 and a Street Fighter V panel on Saturday, October 10.
More details on all four playable demos can be found after the break. (more…)
Capcom promises “exclusive reveals” for 2015 San Diego Comic-Con… and they’re selling a wearable Mega Man helmet
The San Diego Comic-Con kicks off this weekend and Capcom plans to be in attendance with playable demos of several upcoming games at their booth.
The publisher will give players the chance to try out Resident Evil 0, a remastered version of the franchise’s origin story; Mega Man Legacy Collection, a remastered collection of the Blue Bomber’s 8-bit history; and Street Fighter V, the next entry in the seminal fighting series. Kiosks for a few currently available titles will also line the Capcom booth including Resident Evil Revelations 2, Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition, and Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate.
Capcom will also host a pair of panels this weekend, including their semi-annual “World of Capcom” panel, which will include an overview of the publisher’s upcoming game schedule. In addition to updates on Street Fighter V and Resident Evil 0, fans should be on the lookout for “exclusive first-looks, reveals, and special surprises.”
Panel: Street Fighter V
Thursday, July 9 at 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM (Room 6BCF)
Capcom’s Street Fighter experts will share the latest news on Street Fighter V, which will include a special guest appearance from Yoshinori Ono (Executive Producer, Street Fighter franchise). Learn how you can earn big money and everlasting fame by competing in the Capcom Pro Tour culminating in the Capcom Cup Finals later this year. Plus, get a first look at all the must-have Street Fighter licensed goods in store for the rest of the year.
Panel: World of Capcom
Thursday, July 9 at 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM (Room 7AB)
The Capcom team will share the latest updates on all the new and upcoming Capcom games including Street Fighter V, Resident Evil 0 and more, plus sneak peeks at all the latest Capcom merchandise and licensing products coming your way soon. There will also be some exclusive first-looks and reveals just for SDCC.
Finally, Capcom will erect a portable version of their Capcom Store, which will be packed the Capcom-iest merchandise around including two differnt light-up Ryu statues, a Street Fighter-branded PS3/PS4 fight stick, Monster Hunter clothing and pillows, and a Mega Man mini-helmet collection. Capcom’s Comic-Con store will give fans the chance to pre-order a life-size Mega Man helmet with working LED lights. And in case you were wondering, yes, you can wear it. Be sure to visit the Capcom-Unity blog for a few pictures of the Mega Man helmet in action.