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Nintendo to Distribute Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D in Europe

by James Jones - May 12, 2011, 10:21 am EDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Press Release

The July launch of Capcom's zombie-blasting 3DS title is the latest in a line of Nintendo-distributed games.

Nintendo of Europe will distribute Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D when it arrives on 3DS in July. 

Based around the Mercenaries modes from Resident Evil 4 and 5, The Mercenaries 3D puts the player in control of a character from the Resident Evil franchise and tasks them with killing as many zombies as they can before time expires.

Nintendo has a history of distributing Capcom games in Europe. In this year alone they've already handled distribution of Ghost Trick, Okamiden, and Super Street Fighter IV: 3D Edition on Capcom's behalf.

[EU] Nintendo Signs Distribution Deal with Capcom for Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D in Europe

12th May, 2011 – Nintendo, a worldwide pioneer in the creation of interactive entertainment and Capcom®, a leading worldwide developer and publisher of video games today confirmed that they have entered into a distribution agreement for the forthcoming game Resident Evil The Mercenaries: 3D to be made available on the Nintendo 3DS. Under the terms of the agreement Nintendo will be responsible for the sales, marketing and distribution of the game throughout European territories, with Capcom remaining as publisher. Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D is scheduled for release across Europe in July this year. 

Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D, will join a growing number of games which have been made available since the launch of Nintendo3DS earlier this year, which allows 3D gaming without the need for special glasses.

For the first time Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D delivers the intense Mercenaries gameplay experience on a handheld console. Featuring re-mastered stages from Resident Evil™ 4 and Resident Evil™ 5, the game is a race against time as players attempt to defeat as many enemies as possible before the countdown reaches zero.


Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D offers players a variety of gameplay formats with a solo mission option or the ability to team up with others across the world in two-player co-op via network play The game also includes the addition of an all new Skill Slot feature. Players will be able to fill three skill slots from a selection of 30 skills including improvements to weapons performance, reload speed or melee abilities and customise characters to best suit their style of play.

Packed with pulsating action and features, players will be able to control legendary Resident Evil™ characters from past and present and face off against some of the most terrifying enemies, such as the Executioner and Popo Karimu. Playable characters include Chris Redfield, Krauser, Hunk, Jill Valentine, Rebecca Chambers, Albert Wesker and, making her debut in a Mercenaries game, Claire Redfield.


See Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D in action at www.nintendo.co.uk/residentevil3d/ and stay tuned for more updates!

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