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Capcom Announces Shipping Date for Resident Evil Zero

by Pedro Hernandez - October 29, 2009, 6:50 pm PDT
Total comments: 15 Source: Capcom

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.

Talkback

BlackNMild2k1October 29, 2009

Did they change anything to warrant the release of this game?

NWR_pap64Pedro Hernandez, Contributing WriterOctober 29, 2009

Quote from: BlackNMild2k1

Did they change anything to warrant the release of this game?

Just some waggle controls. The game is identical to the original.

TJ SpykeOctober 29, 2009

Exactly, so it shouldn't say "remake" in the article. It's literally nothing but a port of the GameCube game. No new content at all and the exact same graphics as the 2002 original..

BlackNMild2k1October 29, 2009

NPC RE0?

waggle to attack?
thats all they did? Why didn't this game come out 2.5yrs ago?

TJ SpykeOctober 29, 2009

If it's anything like Resident Evil Archives: Resident Evil, it won't even have waggle controls. While you could play the game with the Wii Remote, you didn't actually use any waggle motion. You moved using the analog stick and pressed the buttons for actions. So the game did not even get new controls. From what i've read of the Japanese copy, it's the same with this one. At least the "New Play Control!" games get new controls and stuff like widescreen support (the port of Resident Evil stayed in 4:3). So Capcom is charging $30 for a port of a 6 year old game.

StratosOctober 29, 2009

I never played RE0 or RE:Remake much on Gamecube so I am open to buying them, but not adding something like widescreen is a little sad.

BwrJim!October 30, 2009

as far as I knew, the archives are non waggle, not a single addition, they are just re-releases on the wii disc format, this is okay by me because the games may be able to be sold to other audiences again.. maybe its a test for the market?  maybe not.  but at least the games can get into the hands of other people.  Finding used gamecube games isnt as fun as buying a new product for 20-30 dollars.    which is fine. still a solid piece of software.  its how you VC the gamecube games.

GoldenPhoenixOctober 30, 2009

And people say there aren't many good games to get on Wii this holiday. This is the blockbuster we've been waiting for!

StratosOctober 30, 2009

Quote from: BwrJim!

as far as I knew, the archives are non waggle, not a single addition, they are just re-releases on the wii disc format, this is okay by me because the games may be able to be sold to other audiences again.. maybe its a test for the market?  maybe not.  but at least the games can get into the hands of other people.  Finding used gamecube games isnt as fun as buying a new product for 20-30 dollars.    which is fine. still a solid piece of software.  its how you VC the gamecube games.

We don't need anymore tests. RE4 proved that RE-type action games sell on Wii. RE Umbrella Chronicles showed the RE brand sells on Wii. Plus this is not a real test. Releasing RE5 on Wii would be a real test.

I agree with what you said that this is just a way to VC the Gamecube library.

Mop it upOctober 30, 2009

Well, at least Resident Evil Zero appeared only once before so far and didn't sell all that well, so there are probably quite a few people who'd want this, at least a lot more than yet another re-release of Resident Evil. But I'll bet a port of Resident Evil 5 would top sales of even Resident Evil 4.

BlackNMild2k1October 30, 2009

Quote from: Mop_it_up

Well, at least Resident Evil Zero appeared only once before so far and didn't sell all that well, so there are probably quite a few people who'd want this, at least a lot more than yet another re-release of Resident Evil.

Maybe, but why would this game take 3 years to be dumped on Wii? they should have re-relesed the entire series by now if that's all the effort they were gonna put into it.

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But I'll bet a port of Resident Evil 5 would top sales of even Resident Evil 4.

Probably, but that's only because us Nintendo loyalist have never played RE5 when we had already owned RE4 on GC and re-bought it on Wii for better controls, the Ada storyline and because of the promise of more Resident Evil to come.... which didn't lead to RE5 so far.

Mop it upOctober 30, 2009

They want to space out the releases to give people a chance to buy each one. It's similar to how every Nintendo game isn't available on the Virtual Console yet or how the seasons of television shows aren't all released on DVD at once.

BlackNMild2k1October 30, 2009

They could have released one every 6 month starting back in Jan 2007 and we would be all ready to go for RE5 Wii in Jan 2009.

Aside from the convenience of the whole game being on a single disk, there is NO REASON to buy this over the ass-cheap used GC original.

hylianhero5249November 02, 2009

Quote from: Halbred

Aside from the convenience of the whole game being on a single disk, there is NO REASON to buy this over the ass-cheap used GC original.

But the ass-cheap one may not work as good. Hell, you may buy it and it not work.

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