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Resident Evil Movie Franchise Is Being Rebooted

Martin Moszkowicz of Germany’s Constantin Film has confirmed to Variety at the Cannes Film Festival that the Resident Evil movie franchise is being rebooted. Constantin currently holds the rights to the franchise and has worked on all of its installments. “Details such as the reboot director, stars, and how the reboot would fit into the franchise narrative are being kept under wraps,” say Variety. Resident Evil: The Final Chapter, which grossed $312 million worldwide, was to end the franchise but it doesn’t look like it’s going anywhere anytime soon. Variety further writes: The Resident Evil movie franchise has earned $1.2 billion worldwide to date, making it Europe’s most successful independent horror-genre movie franchise in history and the highest-grossing film series to be based on a video game. It’s unclear if Paul W.S. Anderson will return to work on the franchise as he’s currently working on a movie adaptation of Capcom’s Monster Hunter. What do our readers think of this? [Source: Variety] READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!


Resident Evil Film Franchise Is Getting Rebooted

Report: Resident Evil Is Getting a Six-Movie Reboot

Image: Screen Gems The Resident Evil movie franchise may have recently come out with The Final Chapter, but the curtain’s not drawn on this series just yet. Variety is reporting that there are plans to make a six-movie reboot of the video game film series. According to the report, Constantin Film board chairman Martin Moszkowicz confirmed at Cannes Film Festival that the German studio is developing a Resident Evil series reboot. Constantin Film, which has produced all the previous Resident Evil films, still owns rights to the franchise. According to Moszkowicz, the goal is to milk six movies out of the deal, which is the same number as the original series. While it might sound sudden, it’s not really surprising they’d want to bring back this series. The original franchise brought in $1.2-billion worldwide, and it’s the highest-grossing film series based on a video game. The production company isn’t revealing anything else at this time, including possible directors and stars, or how/if it would fit into the existing series canon. It doesn’t seem likely that Paul W.S. Anderson, who wrote all six original films and directed four of them, would be involved this time around… especially since he’s currently working…


Capcom Expects Resident Evil 7 to Sell 10 Million Units

It looks like Capcom is putting a lot of faith in Resident Evil 7 as it expects the title to sell at least 10 million units during its lifetime, according to a recent post-earnings Q&A the company posted on its investor relations site. Since the game’s launch in January until the end of the last fiscal year, which ended on March 31, 2017, Resident Evil 7 has sold over 3.5 million copies. That’s half-a-million less than what Capcom expected to sell in the same time frame but the company still believes the game sold well. It is a solid start, considering the short span between launch and fiscal year end. Further, unit sales for both titles continue to grow even now. What is more, the re-releases of Resident Evil 4, 5 and 6 for current generation platforms are an example of successfully leveraging our library of assets; and they shipped a total of 2.8 million units during the fiscal year. The lifecycle for games is growing longer, driven by ongoing digital sales; as a result, Resident Evil 4, 5 and 6 have each sold more than 7.5 to 10 million units cumulatively (including catalog and re-release sales). As READ FULL…


Here’s Eight Minutes of Gameplay From Resident Evil Revelations for PS4 & Xbox One

[embedded content] Capcom Japan has uploaded two gameplay videos for the upcoming Resident Evil Revelations re-release on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, letting you see more than eight minutes of footage. The above video is focused on action, while the below video is focused on exploration. [embedded content] Resident Evil Revelations for PS4 and Xbox One releases on August 31 in Japan. According to Capcom Japan’s website (translated by Google Translate), you’ll find an increased resolution to 1080p, an increased frame-rate, and all DLC. The site adds, “The movement of the game world and creature is expressed more delicately, and the fear is increasing.” They also teased a possible new stage in Raid mode. Capcom has yet to confirm release details in the West, but Amazon lists Resident Evil Revelations for $19.99 USD and dates it for September 30. When Capcom officially announces a release date, we’ll let you know. [Source: Capcom Japan, Amazon via Gematsu] READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!

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Resident Evil: Vendetta Movie Physical and Digital Release Announced

[embedded content] The upcoming Resident Evil: Vendetta CG movie is set for release on June 19 in North America and May 27 around the world for one night only. But Sony has now announced both the physical and digital retail release of the movie. The digital version of the film will be released on June 20 while the DVD, Blu-ray, and 4K Blu-ray releases will follow on July 18. Notably, the Blu-ray version of the movie will come in a three-disc pack which includes a 4K Ultra HD version, a Blu-ray version, and a disc with behind-the-scenes footage. Here’s an overview of the bonus content included with the movie’s Blu-ray release: “Fans will assemble with the BSAA Operatives team to receive the intelligence briefing to defeat a deadly threat in BSAA Mission Briefing: Combat Arias, while director Takanori Tsujimoto and his creative team lead fans in a conversation on the film’s design aesthetic and what it took to evolve the story in Designing The World of Vendetta.” Additionally, here the list of bonus material that are included with the film: 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Combo Pack and 2-disc Blu-ray Three featurettes: The Creature Motion Capture Set Tour with READ FULL STORY…


Resident Evil: Vendetta CG Film Physical and Digital Release Dates Announced

Shortly following the film’s limited release in theaters, Sony Pictures has announced the retail release dates for Resident Evil: Vendetta, as well as where to get an exclusive version. …Read More The post Resident Evil: Vendetta CG Film Physical and Digital Release Dates Announced by Jordan Loeffler appeared first on DualShockers.


Capcom: Resident Evil 7 Has Recouped Its Development Cost

In the translated Q&A from Capcom’s third quarter earnings call on February 1, 2017, the company revealed that Resident Evil 7 had recouped its development cost. This was back when shipments were at 2.5 million copies, and since then, an additional 500,000 copies have been shipped. Capcom continued by talking about how they still think Resident Evil 7 will hit its four million target by March 31, and how it’s doing compared to Resident Evil 6: Compared to Resident Evil 6 this may seem like a lower initial pace, however this can be attributed to the recent wider adoption of digital downloads and the transition from a sharp initial spike in sales for games to a continuous long tail. Further, we believe that achieving our fiscal-year target of 4 million units for this title is wholly possible, as we expect sales to continue for a longer period, buoyed on highly positive post-launch reviews from both the media and consumers. Although both pieces of Banned Footage DLC are now available on PlayStation 4, Capcom expects that earnings contributions from Resident Evil 7 “will come primarily from sales of the main game, withadditional downloadable content playing a complementary role.” Future DLC for Resident Evil 7 includes the free Not a Hero story episode and a paid READ FULL STORY…


Resident Evil 7 Producer Explains How They Made The Game So Scary

Resident Evil 7 was a watershed moment for the series that reinvigorated the languishing franchise. Series producer Masachika Kawata told us how the team over at Capcom brought the series home again. Advertisement Kawata explained that Resident Evil 7 creates a horrifying experience by changing the camera perspective, so the player never feels like a spectator. “We felt that a switch to first person perspective would heighten the immersion and bring the player closer to this horror, making everything feel more personal,” Kawata said. Advertisement In Resident Evil 7, encroaching enemies often lurch into the player’s personal space. Ethan’s injuries (like his painful encounter with a chainsaw), gained impact with the change in perspective. But Resident Evil 7 is more than guts and blood: it’s also game about space, about feeling anxiety in creaking floorboards and tight hallways. To capture that spirit, the development team drew from prior locations in the series, like the iconic Spencer Mansion or the estate from Resident Evil 5: Lost In Nightmares. “Thematically, we aimed for something more intimate, rather than having some large in scope.” Kawata said. This READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!


Here's Why Resident Evil 7 Characters Have Such Great Teeth

Resident Evil 7’s most distressing horror technique is not a well placed jump scare or dangerous boss encounter. It’s the teeth. Those terrifying, perfect teeth. Thanks to series producer Masachika Kawata, we finally know what the deal is with everyone’s stellar dental work. Advertisement I had the wonderful opportunity to conduct an email interview with Mr. Kawata and will have an extended interview tomorrow. For now, there’s important information that the world must know. Here’s an excerpt from our correspondence: Heather: One thing we noticed playing the game is that everyone has very good teeth. Do the Bakers brush and floss? Masachika Kawata: We used a method called photogrammetry which involves 3D scan technology and real models to create a photorealistic effect to the graphics. In the case of the characters, I guess we can thank the actors we utilized for having great teeth! Photogrammetry is used to detect specific points from images into order estimate and approximate those points in 3-D space. It has been used in other graphically impressive games like Star Wars Battlefront in order to produce intensely detailed environments. Advertisement READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!


Resident Evil 7 Is Way Less Bloody In Japan

One of the most striking things about Resident Evil 7 is just how gore filled it is. It’s packed with hopped off limbs and sickening body horror. But it seems that the experience is a tamer in Japan. Advertisement In a brief video, the folks at Censored Gaming highlight some of the more egregious changes to the game. All of these are from the higher rated “Grotesque” edition of the game, which isn’t really all that grotesque. Many of the changes center around the hapless deputy David Anderson. Plainly put, he has a very bad time in Resident Evil 7. First, his head is bisected by a shovel. He’s infected with the dangerous, body melting mold. Had his warped head cut off and put into a fridge and finally has a key pulled out of his stomach by Ethan in one of the game’s grossest moments. In Japan, he seems to do a bit better. His head survives the shovel, is never ripped off, and Ethan merely snags the key as it sits near his corpse. In all, it’s a lot less brutal. Advertisement READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!


Resident Evil 7 Update 1.02 Adds DLC Support, New Trophies

In preparation for tomorrow’s Banned Footage Vol. 2 DLC, which will cost $14.99 USD if you don’t have the Season Pass, Capcom has released Resident Evil 7 update 1.02 on PlayStation 4. According to the PS4’s Update History, here’s the patch notes for update 1.02: “now supports add-ons, new Trophies added, fixed certain bugs and issues.” Players didn’t say how big of a download the new update is. It looks like Banned Footage Vol. 2 includes eight new Trophies to unlock. Three of them ask you to complete 21 on different difficulties, while another asks you to get an S rank or higher on all stages in Jack’s 55th birthday. You can see the full spoiler-filled Trophy list over here. Banned Footage Vol. 2 comes with two tapes – 21 and Daughters – and a “comical extra game mode,” Jack’s 55th Birthday. Jack’s 55th Birthday doesn’t support PlayStation VR. Resident Evil 7 has shipped more than three million copies since launch last month. The current player total (only counts those who enabled the in-game data transmission option) is at 1.37 million, while the VR user total is at 129,000. Xbox One and PC will get both pieces of Banned Footage DLC on February 21. [Source: Reddit (1), (2), (3), Resident Evil] READ FULL STORY…


Resident Evil: Vendetta Receives New Trailer


Resident Evil Vendetta Gets New Trailer, Coming This Summer

[embedded content] Sony Pictures Entertainment has released a new trailer (above) for CG animated movie Resident Evil Vendetta, noting that it’s on track for a summer 2017 release in theaters. Developed by Capcom and Marza Animation Planet, the movie stars fan favorite characters Leon Kennedy and Chris Redfield, and includes a comeback of Rebecca Chambers from Resident Evil 0. Vendetta was announced at the Tokyo Game Show last September, where producer Hiroyuki Kobayashi said that it’ll feature an original story that will be “like Resident Evil 1.” According to a description that accompanies the new trailer, this third installment is “directly connected to the Resident Evil game’s story.” Kobayashi is working with Takanori Tsuimoto, and The Grudge director Takashi Shimizu “for horror mastery.” We’ll update our readers when an exact release date is announced. In the meantime, let us know what you think of the latest trailer. For more on Resident Evil, check out our previous coverage. READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!