Posts Tagged ‘resident evil’

Not Resident Evil: Multiplayer Spin-off Umbrella Corps

This is not a Resident Evil game.

Umbrella Corps sounds like the name of an English regiment in an WW2 spoof movie starring Adam Sandler. Under the leadership of Sir Lance Corporal Wilbert Bottombugle, the Umbrella Corps turn their noses up at Sandler until “that blasted Yank” saves the day by accidentally blowing up Oberleutnant Schnauzersniffer’s sausage stash. The Queen awards him a medal, then squeezes his bum.

Not quite. Umbrella Corps [official site] is actually a competitive team-based shooter spin-off from Resident Evil. Capcom announced it today at the Tokyo Game Show, and are planning a 2016 release.

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Resident Evil 2 Remake Is In The Works At Capcom

Remember when I was like, “isn’t it weird that a bunch of dudes on the Internet are having to remake Resident Evil 2 themselves instead of Capcom?”

The question was posed, the universe agreed, and so the cogwheels turned: Capcom’s gonna make a nice lil’ Resident Evil 2 remake for y’all to enjoy. Thanks,

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Spooky Voice: Resident Evil Zero HD Remaster Announced

Click to embiggen the boldest screenshot.

Biohazard 0, a poem by Alice O’Connor age 31

Do you cry, o hazard?
They call you a ‘Resident Evil’
Those nasty people
Then sneer that you’re ‘Zero’
But o hazard look at you now: a hero
You’re being redone by Capcom who make Devil May Cry which has a character named Nero.

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The Buddy System: Resi Rev 2 Adds Local Co-op

Without local co-op, there are no boybands. This is a boyband.

When Resident Evil Revelations 2 [official site] Episode One released without the local co-op feature that had been promised on the Steam Store page, I was outraged. So outraged that anyone in the same room might have heard a faint sigh if they’d been paying particularly close attention. It seems likely that Capcom were listening because they’ve added local co-op to the campaign and raid modes of the game, currently in the form of an open beta patch. For anyone who is still unhappy, “refunds are available through Steam”.

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Capcom Apologises For Resident Evil Co-Op Bungle

Hello I'm Ian Advertising Standards and I'mma gonna eat your faaaaaaace

You wouldn’t like our Adam when he’s angry. You wouldn’t like it because you can’t tell he’s angry. Capcom releasing Resident Evil 2 without local co-op support, despite publicly advertising the PC version of their latest zombie-botherer as having it, is the closest I’ve ever seen the lad to angry, and he was still as calm as Hindu cows. One day I hope we’ll rile him proper. Except now he’s even calmer, because Capcom have come out and apologised for their apparently “unintentional error.”
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Shambles: Resident Evil Revelations 2 Lacks Local Co-op

Alone in the dark

The Steam Store page for Resident Evil Revelations 2 [official site] has listed offline co-op as a feature since preorders began and continues to do so at the time of writing. But the game, now released, doesn’t support local co-op and, according to a statement Capcom have made to VgG24/7, it probably never will.

The PC version of Resident Evil Revelations 2 supports a variety of customisable visual settings and resolutions. The decision to prioritise a single local screen was made to ensure a stable user experience across a variety of different PC settings and devices.

PCs have too many graphics to support splitscreen.

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Wot I Think: Resident Evil HD Remaster

Originally released in 1996 and remade in 2002, Resident Evil is one of the giants of survival horror. This new release is the first appearance of the remake on PC and it comes hot on the heels of director Shinji Mikami’s return to survival horror. Far more than an object of historical curiosity, it’s a smartly designed and claustrophobic masterpiece.

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Dumbrella: Resident Evil Revelations 2

The opening cinematic for Resident Evil Revelations 2 is below. Why am I posting an intro to a game that I’ll almost certainly never play? I think it’s because after watching it this morning, I moved from almost complete apathy to mild curiosity – I cannot imagine a single human being who would be the ideal target audience for this video. It suggests the game will contain all of the melodrama and convoluted corporate conspiracy nonsense that has accumulated on the series like barnacles on a hull, but will be entirely lacking in horror or humour. Unless you find the name ‘Barry’ particularly funny.

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Resident Evil Remaster Arreiving In Janreuary

Now with more guts than ever.

Resident Evil’s Spencer Mansion mansion is looking better than ever in a new 1080p 60fps trailer for the Resident Evil Remaster. It’s come along way since is first appearance in 1996; other parts of Resident Evil haven’t. After chatting with a prettier-than-ever Barry, passing through a prettier-than-ever door, and exploring prettier-than-ever corridors, the prettier-than-ever Jill gets bitten by a prettier-than-ever zombie she couldn’t see because the fixed camera retreated back around a prettier-than-ever corner. Plus ça change and all that. But maybe I’m being a big grump; you’d want it to play the same, wouldn’t you?

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The Resident Evil Within

Shinji Mikami, the director of The Evil Within (TEW), directed both Resident Evil and Resident Evil 4 when at Capcom. It was always clear from TEW’s title that this in some way marked a return to those roots, but about halfway through I started thinking that someone at Capcom had really pissed Mikami off. This is not just a loose reinvention and homage to Resident Evil, but one that absolutely goes for the throat in the latter stages, offering up parallels so stark the comparison is direct rather than implied. So what’s Shinji saying?

Click to once again enter the world of survival horror.

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