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Resident Evil 6 coming 'as rapidly as possible,' Devil May Cry 5 will have 'Western touch'

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

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  • hazza955 - September 10, 2010 7:49 p.m.

    Devil May Cry 5 confirmed at last! Hope Resident Evil 6 will be similar to Resident Evil 5, that game was cool...
  • axelgarcia1 - September 8, 2010 12:55 a.m.

    western touch? i hope they dont make a steroid driven dante in a strip club...
  • gilgamesh310 - September 4, 2010 11:21 a.m.

    @CoryRX8 I personally think there is too many sequels in the gaming industry, especially from Capcom who are admittedly a brilliant team. I think devil may cry 3 should have been the last. I just don't see how the series is relavent at all anymore. Bayonetta fine tuned it's best elements to perfection and god of war offers an easier more accessible alternative. If Capcom do feel the need to make yet another sequel to one of there action heavy franchises it should be Onimusha not devil may cry. Onimusha 3 was awesome and with modern technology an even better sequel could be made.
  • hester2 - September 3, 2010 12:14 p.m.

    I disagree with the folks saying the first DMC was the best. While still a great game, I think DMC 3 (the special edition, never played the original) was the best simply due to the deeper combat system rising from the multiple fighting styles. Hell, once you finally got control of Dante in 4, you realized how great THAT game could have been. If they do two characters again (please don't), at least give us control over Virgil instead of Nero.
  • Clovin64 - September 3, 2010 11:25 a.m.

    They're trying to release Resi 6 as soon as possible? Uh oh. This probably means that Resi 6 will more or less just be Resi 5 with a few new bells and whistles, just like EA tends to do with its sports games. DMC5 being "Westernised"? I don't like the sound of that. For me, DMC has always been distinctly Japanese in both its design and gameplay elements, and I shudder to think what a Western take on the series would result in. One thing DMC5 needs to do is get rid of Nero and bring back Vergil. Also for the record, DMC3 is the best.
  • phoenix_wings - September 3, 2010 6:27 a.m.

    As fast as possible? I sure as hell hope that doesn't mean 'rushed out the gate before it's really done...' Considering how just a few weeks ago Capcom stated that it wanted to outsource a lot of development and put out as many titles as possible to recoup losses... I hope that RE6 doesn't go back to survival horror roots of yesteryear. Keep a little of both (like in Lost in Nightmares) and RE4 and I think a lot of people will be happy gamers. I'm a huge fan of RE5--I wrote a lot of the in-depth stuff on relyonhorror.com. There was so much potential with that game...*cries a little*
  • sleepy92ismypsn - September 3, 2010 5:33 a.m.

    RE5 was a great game despite the fact that it wasn't scary. I hope they make RE6 more like RE4 but even scarier. Hey Tyler I posted this on N4G it's awaiting approval but when it does I bet it will get tons of hits.
  • JamesT - September 3, 2010 4 a.m.

    @gilgamesh310 DMC 3 was superior to the first game. DMC 4 was only a little bit worse than it.
  • Mexiflan - September 3, 2010 12:29 a.m.

    Hopefully,they'll take all the feedback to make it even better,and specially,scary again. Here's hoping for dem zombies.
  • Psylockerules - September 2, 2010 11:51 p.m.

    as long as Jill Valentines in it ill buy it day 1, gonna be weird not having Wesker in a Resi game
  • Gex4212 - September 2, 2010 10:20 p.m.

    Resident Evil 4 and 5 were OK games...yes they created a new genre but its a shitty one...RE used to be about survival. Now its just an action game. But it was announced that they were starting over for RE6 so hopefully they go back to the survival days.
  • NathanXplosion - September 2, 2010 9:19 p.m.

    I hope "Westernize" doesn't mean third person shooter with melee combat because thats not what I want from a DMC game. I also hope Capcom keeps co-op in RE6 because it was so much fun in RE5.
  • ultimatepunchrod - September 2, 2010 9 p.m.

    @gilgamesh310 i need another DMC game and 4 was not a bad game, it just didnt live up to 3.
  • VooDooDevil1369 - September 2, 2010 8:46 p.m.

    RE6 needs to take two steps forward and one step back e.g. Let me walk and shoot PLEASE! and go back to being a dark creepy horror game preferably with an actual ZOMBIE or two.
  • CoryRX8 - September 2, 2010 8:33 p.m.

    @gilgamesh I agree and disagree. The first DMC was by far the best; the rest of the series is a pale imitation of the first one. That said, they (except for the second one, of course) were still good games, and I can't say that I want to see the entire series die just because the last few entries didn't live up to the stellar original. If they make Dante the main character again, don't make him effeminate like in the third game, come up with some scary demon designs, then suddenly the series is back on track.
  • db1331 - September 2, 2010 8:21 p.m.

    @Spazerman You speak the truth. To me, Resident Evil is about having to dodge/knife whatever zombies you can to conserve precious ammo. It's about knowing there's two hunters in the next room and you only have 3 shotgun shells. I hate that enemies in 4 and 5 drop plentiful amounts of ammo. Why was the dirt poor farmer attacking me with a hatchet carrying SMG ammo?
  • Spazerman - September 2, 2010 8:11 p.m.

    to me, the series kinda lost it's tension factor. 4 was ok as for the scares go, but with 5, there was no sense of 'omg i'm gonna die soon!' kinda of feeling like there was in the first three. that to me is what makes an RE game even better in stead of 'shoot everything that moves just like in Gears of War!'. or am i the only one?
  • Dumas - September 2, 2010 8:03 p.m.

    Umm Resident Evil 5 wasn't bad? It just wasn't like the rest of them, like Tyler said ''RE5 was an action movie''. Where as the ones that came before were more of the survival horror genre. But hopefully for Resident evil 6 they bring back the zombies and the single player(because having a partner at your side always makes things far less scarier).
  • oufour - September 2, 2010 8:02 p.m.

    @noob RE5 didn't get "westernized" they just beefed up chris and added co-op. most western protagonist, at least modern day ones, aren't half as big as chris.
  • JakeyBaby - September 2, 2010 7:57 p.m.

    It's such a shame that these Japanese publishers are really going with all this "Westernization" nonesense... I didn't by Yakuza3 because everyone spoke a loose interpretation of english, with an F word or an S word in every sentance. Which brings me to another question: Why do they seem to think that THAT is what Westernizing a game means?! Depressing. Stop trying to make me part with my money, and try to make a great game.

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