CAPCOM'S RESIDENT EVIL®: THE UMBRELLA CHRONICLES FOR THE WII™ HOME GAME SYSTEM FROM NINTENDO LURCHES INTO RETAIL
Motion Controls Enhance the Terror in New Resident Evil® Game
SAN MATEO, CA - November 13, 2007 - Capcom®, a leading worldwide developer and publisher of video games, today announced that Resident Evil®: The Umbrella Chronicles for the Wii home video game system from Nintendo is now available. Resident Evil® is the highest selling Capcom series with more than 30 million games sold worldwide. Rated M for Mature by the Entertainment Software Ratings Board (ESRB), Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles carries a suggested retail price of $49.95.
Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles is a brand new game in the Resident Evil franchise, with familiar locales from the entire series, created specifically for the unique characteristics of the Wii console. This action/shooter hybrid reveals the back story behind the fall of the Umbrella Corporation by exploring locations from Resident Evil 0, 1, 2 and 3 as well as new never-before-seen locations, such as Umbrella's stronghold. Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles combines first-person, light-gun style combat with interactive pathways, multiple weapons and new enemies to create an entirely new Resident Evil experience that could only be delivered on the Wii. The game includes a two-player co-op mode and support for the Wii Zapper for even more intense light-gun style shooting action.
Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles Features:
The overriding story of Wesker's return and the unveiling of new details about Umbrella link together the chapters as players revisit classic scenarios from previous Resident Evil games.
Return to classic locations such as the mansion from the original and RE 0, and elements of Raccoon City from RE 3 that lead players to a brand new chapater set in Russia.
Chris, Jill, Rebecca, Billy and Carlos are all available as playable characters. Other key characters from the Resident Evil series, including Albert Wesker make appearances during the course of the game.
Using the Wii Remote as a gun, players can experience breathtaking combat against a horde of zombies and various creatures in dynamic first-person perspective.
Support for Wii Zapper provides an even more satisfying, immersive experience.
Single player or two-player co-op
480p and 16:9 Widescreen support
Switch between pistol, rifle, shotgun, machine gun, knife and grenades to defeat enemies
Replay the game to achieve higher rankings and access to upgarded weapons. Master the game and achieve an Excellent Ranking to obtain a secret item.
Destroy items to find hidden pick-ups providing key information that reveal vital details about Umbrella
Certain weapons can destroy environments and items. Shoot objects and watch them splinter, explode and disintegrate. Hidden items may sometimes be found after destroying objects.