The Wii remake of the GameCube classic will invade homes just in time for the holidays.
Capcom has announced the shipping date for Resident Evil Archives: Resident Evil Zero. The Wii version of the GameCube title will be available on December 1, 2009, priced at $29.99.
Resident Evil Zero is a prequel to Resident Evil that explores the origin of the T-Virus. S.T.A.R.S. Bravo Team rookie Rebecca Chambers is the protagonist of the story, sent to investigate a series of gruesome murders. During her investigation she meets Billy Coen, an ex-Marine convicted of the murder of 23 people. Perhaps the title's biggest innovation was the ability to use both characters, using the Partner Zapping system to solve puzzles and fight enemies.
The original GameCube version was released on November 12, 2002, and was the last game to feature the classic Resident Evil "tank" gameplay. The next game in the franchise, Resident Evil 4, would feature a more flexible over-the-shoulder view.