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Capcom cancels the Blood Swimming Pool event for the launch of Resident Evil Revelations

23 May

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We were utterly excited for the upcoming Capcom‘s event of this weekend, a huge blood-filled swimming pool party to celebrate the launch of Resident Evil Revelations for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Wii U.

Unfortunately Capcom announced today that the bloody event has been cancelled due to the tragic events of yesterday, here in London.

Here’s the email send by a spokesman of Capcom to all the ticket owners (including us):

“Due to the tragic incident in Woolwich yesterday, Capcom has decided to cancel all dates of the Blood Swimming Pool event.

Thank you for your understanding.”

It’s a real shame, because the event sounded quite good, but we also understand the concerns of Capcom, hosting such gory party (they had promised floating body parts in the pool) right after a real-life tragedy. So, it’s kinda fine. We just hope the marketing section will find something else to serve some fandriven enjoyment.

If you don’t know what happened yesterday in Woolwich check the news, we’re just a video games blog.

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Shinji Mikami: There aren’t any real survival horror games in the world right now

23 Apr

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Hard words said by the father of the survival horror genre Shinji Mikami (you know, the creator of the original Resident Evil saga), that after officially announcing his new project, The Evil Within, published by Bethesda, had a little talk with IGN guys. Here’s what he said:

“For me, personally, why I came back to survival horror is that survival horror as a genre is becoming all action now. There aren’t any real survival horror games in the world right now. That is the biggest motivation for me. Having the player pick up the controller and being genuinely able to say ‘Wow, I haven’t played a game this scary in ages!’, that is what we are after. That is the main thing we are focused on”

We really hope that Mikami will deliver us a splendid old-school survival horror, but till 2014 we can just wait and cross our fingers!

Bethesda released the first trailer for Shinji Mikami’s The Evil Within

19 Apr

The Evil Within

 

After some really cryptic vine posts (like this one, this one and this one) Bethesda has finally revealed its new project, and despite all the fans’ odds it won’t be Fallout 4, but The Evil Within.

No excitement? Wait, did we mention that the game will be directed by the father of the survival horror genre Shinji Mikami? Yep, the bloody creator of the original Resident Evil series! In fact, according to Bethesda, The Evil Within will be an old school survival horror! But let’s take a look at the announcement trailer.

The game is planned for a 2014 release on next generation consoles, but for now that’s all we got, apart from those screens below. Said so, it’s safe to say that we’re utterly excited about The Evil Within, especially for our god Shinji Mikami back to the survival horror genre!

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the evil within bethesda shinji mikami

the evil within bethesda shinji mikami

 

 

Resident Evil 1.5 Gameplay | Elza Walker

19 Feb

After our post about the release of an early build of Resident Evil 1.5 and the previous video about the Leon campaign, here we go with a second one! This time we tried the Elza Walker campaign. We use the word tried instead of played because…oh well…watch the video.

Resident Evil 1.5 Gameplay | Leon S. Kennedy

18 Feb

As we already told you here, a build of the long-waited Resident Evil 1.5 leaked, so the guys behind the so-called restoration project have released a playable build of the game. We have played it a bit today, so enjoy our gameplay video for the Leon S. Kennedy campaign.

Yes, there are a lot of doors we didn’t open…why? Because most of them lead to a game crash or to major gameplay issues.

Why we didn’t use the knife to fight the baboons? Because if you press the button for that you can just open the debug menu, so we just enjoyed our death.

A video for Elza Walker gameplay is coming soon, so stay tuned.

**UPDATE 19 Feb 2013**

Here we go with Elza

Resident Evil 1.5 leaked!

18 Feb

resident evil 1.5 leaked build

Sometimes miracles just happen! And this is the case, because finally, after 17 years, Resident Evil 1.5 leaked on the net!

Resident Evil 2 began development in 1996 shortly after the original game and was originally scheduled for a March 1997 release. However, as the game was approaching its release date, the developers were dissatisfied with the resulting product. Rather than releasing a game they were unhappy with, the developers took the risk of developing the game again from scratch. Resident Evil 1.5 is the name given to that famous scrapped version, and now you can actually play it (sort of).

resident evil 1.5 leaked build

Basically this is what happened. A team of hackers obtained an incomplete build of the legendary scrapped version of Resident Evil 2, and are working to finish it. However, it seems like a build of their restoration project leaked to someone in the Resident Evil community, who then proceeded to try and sell it around. Due to this, the team have released the same build. That is not the current build on which they’re working on, but still, for now it’s better than nothing.

For now enjoy the trailer released by MrBZork (the guy behind the restoration project), starring Elza Walker (the main character) and Leon Kennedy facing some infected baboons.

If you want to try this build on your modified PS1 or on your favourite emulator you can download it here. But remember that is not representative of the current state of development of the non-profit restoration fan-project.

Sources: The Horror Is Alive and NeoGAF

**UPDATE 19 Feb 2013**

Check out our gameplay video for both Leon and Elza

What’s the future of Resident Evil? Kawata spoke of a possible series reboot

31 Jan

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As we already told you, we are long-standing great fans of the Resident Evil series, since the very first one, released in 1996 (awwww that live action intro). Anyway Resident Evil is turning 17 this year, and the franchise may have a bit of dust on it, or most likely, its metamorphosis into a more action-driven game rewarded Capcom with poor reviews and disappointing sales.

Regarding this tricky subject, Capcom’s Masachika Kawata, producer of Resident Evil: Revelations, made the comments to Eurogamer during a discussion of his latest project, the Revelations porting for PS3, Xbox 360 and Wii U.

Kawata mentioned the possibility of a reboot:

“If we did [go with an open-world], we would want to preserve what Resident Evil is and what makes it appealing to fans, while also making it accessible to new players. It would almost entail having a slight reboot to get the series into a place where it would work with open-world gameplay. That’s just a personal opinion.

A lot of decisions would have to be taken before something like that is done to the series, but it is something that…There is a possibility.”

He also said that it’s in the upcoming porting of Revelations, which partially reintroduced some of the atmosphere and classic horror of earlier entries in the series, that he sees clues to the future of the Resident Evil:

“Once we see Revelations released on consoles, we’ll be looking very carefully at how the title is received and what feedback we get. I think we’ll get a lot of input from the fanbase and the media on what it means for Resident Evil, and what it could mean for the future of the series. We’ll definitely be looking at that as a signpost for where we need to be going next.

Moving forward I can see us focusing even more on the horror aspect and fear in the series, and see us making something scarier than we have already.”

So what we have to expect from future Resident Evil titles? An open gta-like world full of zombies…?

Why can’t we just have back Shinji Mikami and his survival horrors?