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Resident Evil Sweepstakes

by Billy Berghammer - September 19, 2002, 10:43 am EDT
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Blockbuster and Capcom team up for a Resident Evil sweepstakes. Get all the info right here.

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SUNNYVALE, Calif. — September 19, 2002 - Fear spreads across the world wide web as Capcom Entertainment today announced the introduction of the official Resident Evil franchise website with the “Ultimate Survival Horror Sweepstakes!” The destination for all things ‘Evil’ gives visitors the opportunity to win one of many exciting Resident Evil prize packs and provides highlights for upcoming Capcom releases with exclusive game content and news.

The sweepstakes offers fans of the blockbuster series the chance to win one of 10 grand prize packages. The line-up of prizes include: a Nintendo GameCubeÔ, Resident Evil Game Carrying Case, Resident Evil Ø (Zero) T-shirt, and a full library of Resident Evil GameCube games – Resident Evil, Resident Evil Ø, Resident Evil 2 and Resident Evil 3: Nemesis. More than 50 other additional winners will receive secondary or third prizes consisting of a Resident Evil Ø game pack, T-shirt and game carrying case. The contest runs until December 31st and will be supported by a four-month marketing campaign.

“The website and promotion presents a one of a kind opportunity for Resident Evil fans! The events all build to the exciting upcoming release of Resident Evil Ø,” said Todd Thorson, director of marketing, Capcom Entertainment. “Millions around the world can now access the official Resident Evil site for the latest Resident Evil news and information with just a click of the mouse.”

No purchase is necessary in order to participate in the contest. Potential winners can enter the sweepstakes by logging onto www.ResidentEvil.com and registering or they can mail in entries with a postcard printed with their name, address and phone number with the words “Enter on ResidentEvil.com to Win!”

Resident Evil Ø is the prequel to Resident Evil, the game that started it all. Utilizing the GameCube's advanced processing power, Resident Evil Ø promises to amaze players with flawless animation, living environments and the best graphics in a video game ever! Created by Shinji Mikami, Capcom's master of horror, the Resident Evil series is now exclusive to Nintendo's GameCube system and ready to scare fans around the world. The entire Resident Evil series has sold more than 20 million units since its introduction in 1996. Resident Evil Ø is rated “M” by the ESRB (Entertainment Software Rating Board). The game is scheduled to release this November.

Capcom Entertainment, headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Capcom, Co., Ltd. of Japan. A leading force in the multi-billion dollar interactive entertainment industry, Capcom’s legacy spans more than 22 years of entertaining video gamers. Capcom develops, markets, and distributes home video games for the PlayStation® game console, PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, Nintendo® GameCube, and XboxÔ video game systems, Game Boy® Advance and Game Boy® Color Systems, personal computers, and coin-operated games. Worldwide recognizable product lines include the Resident Evil, Street Fighter, Mega Man, Breath of Fire, and Onimusha series. World headquarters in Osaka, Japan, the company also has offices in Tokyo, Hong Kong, London, and Sunnyvale, California. The company is publicly traded on the Tokyo Stock Exchange code number 9697.

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