Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles announced for Wii


PR Email below:

"March 11, 2009 - Pull out your zappers and get ready to hit the pavement as Capcom, an innovative provider of video games for the mass market, announces Resident Evil Darkside Chronicles for WiiTM. The latest title in Capcom's successful motion-based video games for the whole family, Darkside Chronicles recreates the experience of shooting zombies in a vast urban playground where manhole covers double as shields. The all-new compilation allows players to compete against the best zombies in six classic modes, including pin the tail to the zombie, waggle wafflemaker feed a zombie. And the startling pie throwing zombie mode.

Darkside Chronicles takes full advantage of the Wii's capabilities in order to bring these timeless Resident Evil moments from the streets to the living room. Players use the intuitive aiming of the Wii RemoteTM to rule the streets and stake their claim as king of the block. However, just like on the real street, they must dodge obstacles like zombie vomit, fire hydrants and zombie dogs as they try to earn trophies and unlock items such as new outfits, minigames and equipment. The game supports up to two players in both head-to-head or team-based games, while single player mode allows gamers to fully explore the expansive urban environment of a guided first person experience. Darkside Chronicles is a fun, competitive game for players both young and old!"


Gee guys is this the Resident Evil game you were hoping for??? Look Ma, on-rails gameplay! Seriously, this is a horrible announcement by Capcom and an insult to every Wii owning Resident Evil fan. Umbrella Chronicles was enough for a distraction but another game!? Give me a break.....well there is always other franchises to look forward to, like Mad World and The Conduit.


17 comments:

evrdayblues said...

*FACE-PALM*

Metaldave said...

I know how you feel. What is Capcom thinking? They are forgetting about the nearly 2 million copies sold world wide of Resident Evil 4: Wii edition and just going in a different direction. It's like seeing two briefcase's full of money and only taking one of them and ignoring the second.

Why Capcom?

Anonymous said...

so res 4 out sells cronicals and they make another cronicals,have i just woke up in another universe now wii have satoration of on rails shooters as well as mini game crap this is insane

Arius Dion said...

I guess I'm in the minority of people who was completely underwhelmed by the first UC. When you hear some PR dude say Wii owners to be happy very soon and then they give us something us Wii owners have pretty much been bombarded with laltely its hard not to feel disappointed. Everyone points out the sales of UC but the port of RE4 sold more..Plus RE4 is like Wii's ONLY TPS.

There seems to be this carrot that is held over Wii owners heads that is not held over any other consoles owners heads.."Well buy this game or it proves our idea correct..even though its a budget title with not even HALF the resources of the HD counterparts" Fuck that. I remember WAY back Capcom was talking about RE5 Wii and in an interview they stated that sales of RE4 (port) and UC (an average spin-off) would be indicators of the RE market on Wii. Both games went platinum and the best we get is This? Another On-rails shooter.

Even Matt tries to do the same propaganda "Buy this or else" I won't be forced to buy a game I don't want...on second thought, problem solved really..no need to rant..Just like those NMIF fuckers bitching about Madworld..If you don't like it don't buy it..simple as that. You know what I feel better now. People who enjoyed the first one will have another Wii title to add to their wanted list. And those that didn't like that title, but loved RE4 with Wii controls can look forward to...Yeah see I'm pist again. Ah fuck it.

predator said...

It could be that this game is just to keep wii Resident Evil fans busy while they try to port Resident Evil 5 to the wii

Anonymous said...

I'm not supporting anymore rail shooters. As far as I know Resident Evil is dead.

Rukasiu said...

epic fail
capcom sux
do not want
Dark side?Sith happens
Now only hope to get survival horror is on konami's hands.

TanookiTravis said...

I think the real issue is that Umbrella Chronicles sold too many copies. Capcom figures they can sell that many of a game that doesn't cost too much to make why take a gamble on a game that costs much more to make.

It's sad for us gamers.

chojuto said...

Oh gee, what should I get? HotD: Overkill, RE: Dark Chronicles, or Dead Space: Extraction? /sarcasm

Alright well maaaaaybe the game might exceed our expectations. Probably not though, since rail-shooters don't have that much room for innovation. And a good rail shooter just came out a month ago, and from the looks of the Extraction trailer, that one looks to be really good too. So I doubt that many people will buy this one.

Anonymous said...

The real problem behind this is RE5's producer Kawata.

It was HIM that decided to turn the original Umbrella Chronicles from a TPS into an on-rails shooter. Why? Because his research told him that Wii owners like to play "simple games". And not "complicated" games like RE4 Wii Edition (a game he also produced)

Yet why the FUDGE did RE4 sold more than UC? How did Kawata explain that strange phenomenon?

Someone that gets the chance to interview Kawata, needs to ask him about that. If they really want to make Wii owners happy, GIVE THEM WHAT THEY WANT!

GAH!

Cesar said...

capcom is a hunk of S*** i can't beleive they are doing this again. It's like playing the lottery they got lucky the first time by selling us that crap, they can't possibly get away with it again.........could they?

Anonymous said...

I was not expecting another on-rails shooter. This would have made RE fans happy if this was announced with another RE tile like RE4.5 or RE:Code Veronica in the works.
On a side note, I don't know what engine they used for RE:UC, but I enjoyed revisiting the RE chapters and appreciated the train, mansion, and Racoon City fully rendered in 3D. The textures and models actually looked pretty cool. I'll probably buy it, but I yearn for a more complete gaming experience that (Wii)RE4 gave me.

Anonymous said...

im getting this and dead space extraction i have HOTD OVERKILL but these other 2 are guided and third person on rails shooters so they are all a bit different,but anyway capcom have a few resident evil announcements so maybe a code veronica 2,or RE6,For wii aswell that is what us wii owners deserve but all this crying over nothing is doing my head in chill out guys u have the best RE GAME TO DATE RE4 oh games this good take 3-4 years to make hence RE5 not as good so wait and see how UC2 turns out at least wait for a trailer at E3 2009

Anonymous said...

STOP IT GUYS CAPCOM HAS SAID THEY WILL BE WORKING OUT MODES THAT ALLOW REPLAYABILITY TO A HIGH LEVEL PLUS THEY SAY THE GRAPHICS ARE A MAJOR STEP UP AND THAT U WILL FEEL LIKE YOUR THERE,I DONT THINK THEY MEAN PHOTO REALISTIC GRAPHICS OR ANYTHING LIKE THAT JUST THAT THE ATMOSPHERE WILL BE BETTER MORE MOODY IM INTERESTED IN THIS GAME ALOT I TRUST CAPCOM WILL DELIVER THE LAST 1 WAS VERY GOOD I THINK PEOPLE NEED TO STOP WISHING FOR A RE4 EXPERIENCE AND WAIT FOR RE6 THEY WONT LEAVE WII OWNERS OUT IN THE COLD A SECOND TIME SO BE GLAD WE GET REUC,REDC,RE4,SO THE MOST RE GAMES DO COME TO WII OH DONT RULE OUT ANOTHER RE GAME BEING ANNOUNCED IN THE NEAR FUTURE.

Anonymous said...

remember last time we got UC we also got the amazing RE4 so heres hoping for the same this time around they have announced RE DARKSIDE CHRONICLES to me looks awesome now do we get a double announcement again

Anonymous said...

capcom are suffering green eyed monster desese,, THEY CLEARLY ENVY THE HELL OUT OF NINTENDO and are doing the anti wii bs that so many other jealous 3rd partys are doing.....nintendo is so far ahead the rest of the industry is shitting its self of collapse 3rd partys gimping wii games is no different to your mate at infant school breaking the arms of your darth vader doll wilst your not looking just because he hasn't got one....the industry is cutting its nose of to spite its own face THIS WILL LEAD TO NO PROFITS AND A INDUSTRY COLLAPSE WILST NINTENDO AND HER LOYAL 3RD PARTY SUPPORT SAIL FORTH INTO THE FUTURE MAKING LOADS OF CASH

THIS WILL HAPPEN 3RD PARTYS IF YOU DONT WAKE UP

Anonymous said...

Dude, this game will be awesome, even if its rail road, this game have 360 graphics like and the gameplay its much more better than the 1st one, as well as the movements, its like a horror movie cuz everithing its more realistic, give it a chance.