Resident Evil


Resident Evil 2 Remake Will Be Out “Soon,” Says Capcom’s Hiroyuki Kobayashi

Officially confirmed to be in development back in August 2015, Resident Evil 2 Remake should be out “soon.” That’s according to Capcom’s Hiroyuki Kobayashi, who served as a programmer on the 1998 release and recently worked as a producer on the CG animated movie, Resident Evil: Vendetta. In an interview with Collider, Kobayashi was asked if there were any upcoming projects that fans could look forward to, and he responded with the following: The only thing I can tell you is about something that’s already out in the public. Resident Evil 2, a remade version, the game, will be out from Capcom soon. How “soon” is anybody’s guess but we do have quite a few events coming up this year so stay tuned. The idea of Resident Evil 2 Remake was first discussed back in 2012 when Capcom said that it’d be willing to consider it should there be enough fan demand but the project was officially approved in 2015. It was recently revealed that Capcom also has an unannounced Resident Evil project in the works. We’ll update our readers when we have more info. [Source: Collider] READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!


Unannounced Resident Evil Project in the Works at Capcom

It looks like Capcom is currently working on an unannounced Resident Evil project, according to an interview with Resident Evil 7 Director Koshi Nakanishi and Resident Evil: Revelations 2 Director Yasuhiro Anpo. In the interview, Nakanishi mentions that there are a number of creators at Capcom who love the Resident Evil franchise and that Anpo has something in development for the franchise as well to which Anpo responded affirmatively. It might be awhile until we actually hear more significant information on this unannounced Resident Evil project. There’s a chance that it might not actually be a full Resident Evil game but a piece of DLC for a currently available game like Resident Evil 7 or a remaster/remake of a previously released title instead. We’ll just have to wait and see what Capcom has up its sleeve in the next year or so. In the meantime, Capcom already has the Resident Evil 2 remake, the PS4 port of Resident Evil: Revelations, and Resident Evil 7’s “Not a Hero” DLC confirmed for release sometime in the future. [Source: Capcom via Stevivor] READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!


Logo for Vietnamese Skin Care Company Rips off Resident Evil


Resident Evil's Umbrella Corporation Logo Is A Terrible Choice For A Skin Clinic

In Ho Chi Minh City, a clinic was reportedly surprised to learn its logo looked exactly like Umbrella Corporation’s emblem from Resident Evil.  The Medcare Skin Centre logo popped up website Geek Culture’s Facebook page, before infecting Reddit.  This is the clinic’s official site. And the actual clinic. The logo makes everything sinister. Medcare Skin Centre apparently had no idea, writing on its Facebook page that it was “also very surprised by this coincidence.”  Kotaku East is your slice of Asian internet culture, bringing you the latest talking points from Japan, Korea, China and beyond. Tune in every morning from 4am to 8am. READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!


Wonder what action-adventure games are most popular in Japan?

[Images: Sega/Sony] Wonder what action-adventure games are most popular in Japan? Let’s find out! There might be some surprises… Then again, there might not. Famitsu already did an action game poll, but this week it published an action-adventure game one. Next week, it will be running its adventure game survey, so now let’s take a look at the genre that combines the two. (Keep in mind that Famitsu is letting those who respond to the poll decide what they think is an action-adventure game.)  As with the previous polls (here, here and, uh, here), each person was allowed to vote for up to three titles (though people could only vote for one or two if they wanted). Famitsu then calculated these votes as “points.” While the game titles have been localized for clarity, the hardware platforms are as listed by the magazine. Advertisement According to Famitsu, 588 people participated. Out of that, 68 percent were men and 27 percent were women (5 percent didn’t disclose if they were men or women). Ten percent were in their teens, 33 percent were in their 20s, 39 percent were in their 30s, 12 percent were READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!


We Did A Resident Evil Escape Room And It Was Awesome

Getting locked in a room causes a lot of anxiety. Getting locked in a room modeled after Resident Evil’s Spencer Mansion? That’s downright scary. The Resident Evil Escape Experience seeks to capture all the intrigue and puzzle solving from the famous horror series. I set out to solve its secrets last night and had an absolute blast. I’d never done a room escape before and I hate haunted houses. I’m a scaredy-cat through and through, but the chance to get dropped into a real life version of Resident Evil was too much to pass up. I recruited my co-worker Gita Jackson as my partner for the experience, which will be ending a four month run in New York City at the end of the month. Responsible adults that we are, we steeled ourselves for puzzle solving by drinking a bottle of wine before arriving at a darkly lit theater, where we got locked into a room. We were given forty five minutes to find a way out. Alongside three other participants, we were also accompanied by a helper posing as an Umbrella Corporation scientist. They were there to provide some light guidance and help us if anything READ FULL STORY…

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!

Blu-ray: Movies, Films and News

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…