"According to an interview with Resident Evil: Umbrella Chronicles producer, Masachika Kawata, with AMN affiliate site Jeux-France, and kindly translated by NeoGAF member Dascu, there is a possibility that we will be seeing more Resident Evil remakes on Wii. From the sound of things, Kawata has expressed interest in remaking one of (or, all of) the first three titles for Wii; using the Resident Evil 4: Wii Edition style gameplay (and, assumedly, engine). Also confirmed was that Umbrella Chronicles will not feature online co-op.
When questioned why Resident Evil 5 was not currently in development for Wii, Kawata revealed that RE:UC and RE4: Wii Edition will be tests to gauge how well the series can perform on Wii.
In addition, Kawata and his team working on Umbrella Chronicles are still looking into how they can exploit the Wii remote functionalities and/or Nunchuck for the title. He states that it will be more than just a simple on-rails light-gun game. And, as we already know, Umbrella Chronicles is said to tie up loose ends in the Resident Evil storyline. Regarding which titles will be featured in Umbrella Chronicles, only the original Resident Evil, Resident Evil 0 and Resident Evil 3 were mentioned; no word on if Resident Evil 2 will also make an appearance. Additionally, there are no current plans for any Resident Evil titles for the PSP. However, Masachika Kawata and other veteran staff members would like to continue the Dino Crisis series; unfortunately, nothing is planned at the moment.
Finally, the interview with Kawata revealed that more information regarding Resident Evil 5 will be shown soon. Ladies and gentlemen, start your speculation. We’ll have more on all of the above when it’s available."
This is an interesting article because usually when a developer is asked if they are bringing one of their Next-Gen projects to Wii, they say no because the Wii is either not powerful enough or not for their audience. Kawata did not say any of that, but said that RE4 and UC will be the test to see if the series can sell on the Wii. RE4 is off to a great start so far, I don't see why Resident Evil 5 should not come to the Wii if those games sell well. Capcom can easily use a modifed RE4 engine for the game and make it look similar to the Xbox 36o/PS3 versions; it won't look as good but if you can imagine RE4 with better textures, more polygons and better lighting then I'm sure Resident Evil 5 could look great on the Wii.
As far as remaking RE1-3 with RE4 gameplay, I'm excited; but I would rather play RE2 and RE3 remade than RE1 since we all have played that game a ton in the past 11 years. More as it breaks.