In terms of remakes, Resident Evil released on Gamecube is the standard I hold all other gaming remakes up to. When Capcom decided to put a new polish on their classic survival horror, they added more than just prettier graphics. Now, we’re getting a second remake, or you could call it a remake of a remake. It begs the question, can they improve it even further?
After reading the fact sheet about the game I’m a bit puzzled. There’s a single line in the sheet that has me worried, “This is a Wii version of the classic Resident Evil remake, originally released on GameCube in 2002 which featured new rooms, areas, items and creatures that were not included in the PlayStation original released in 1996″
So, there isn’t going to be much more to this game other than it being a straight re-release of the Gamecube game? As I keep reading the fact sheet, there’s nothing mentioned of anything new coming for the Wii version. No talk of updated control schemes, no boost in graphics, and most importantly no new content.
Don’t believe me, read the features section of the fact sheet:
You take control of S.T.A.R.S. Alpha team members Chris Redfield and Jill Valentine (both recently seen in the smash hit, Resident Evil 5). Your mission is to investigate the ominous mansion at the core of the horrific disaster and uncover the secrets behind a radical, genetic research facility. With unspeakable horrors lurking around every corner, the ultimate test will be to make it out alive! Relive the thrills and terror that defined the genre of Survival Horror and launched a franchise that has sold over 40 million games worldwide.
Â· The Original, Reborn: This is a Wii version of the classic Resident Evil remake, originally released on GameCube in 2002 which featured new rooms, areas, items and creatures that were not included in the PlayStation original released in 1996
Â· Survival of the Fittest: Battle against putrid zombies, infected dogs and horrific gigantic bosses as you struggle to survive
Â· Defense weapons: Defensive weapons protect characters when being attacked
Â· Your favourite Resident Evil Characters on the Wii: Play as Chris Redfield and Jill Valentine, who each uncover two completely different paths as they explore deep within the horrific mansion
Â· In-depth Puzzles: Solve dangerous, intricate puzzles and uncover terrifying secrets
Â· More than 10 Different Game Endings: Unique endings dependent upon play decisions and successes
As you ponder what to make of this latest development, enjoy the screenshots below.