In an interview with Spanish website 3D Juegos, Capcom exec Keiji Inafune revealed that Resident Evil 6 is on its way post-haste, and that we'll have an announcement from Capcom shortly. We'll give the legendary designer the benefit of the doubt and assume that he isn't implying a game-compromising rush, but rather that RE6 is simply high-priority at Capcom:
"Given the great success that supposed for us Resident Evil 5, we want that Resident Evil 6 leaves as rapidly as possible to the market. In fact, you will shortly have the news of Capcom about this," he said.
Tokyo Game Show begins September 16th, so perhaps that's when we can expect an announcement. Maybe with less racial tension this time!
Inafune also revealed a few details about Devil May Cry 5, though it is not yet in development, saying that the game will "incorporate a Western touch" to "make it more attractive to American and European players." Said "touch" was not described in detail.
Building games with the West in mind seems like a flawed approach to us. Make a better game, and the market will respond, but intentionally "Westernize" a game, and the result will feel disingenuous. Ideally, Capcom can make its series more palatable to wider audiences without alienating core fans or losing its identity. Easier said than done, we know.
Sep 2, 2010