When it became clear the Wii wasn’t the graphics workhorse of its rivals, some enterprising publishers decided to try and sidestep the issue by making light gun, on-rails shooters for their franchises. Wii players were got House of the Dead: Overkill, Dead Space Extraction and the Resident Evil Chronicles games which were me with moderate success at best. Now RE is following those other M-rated shooters to the PS3 after Capcom revealed plans to port both Wii titles to the PS3 in one arcade bundle.
Above: A trailer for the Wii original
Capcom’s taking the former Wii-exclusives Resident Evil: Umbrella Chronicles and Resident Evil: Darkside Chronicles and will combine them into a single PlayStation 3 game with Move support obviously replacing the Wii’s controller input. Umbrella Chronicles was a modest success, and when we reviewed Darkside we thought it was shallow fun that at least was worth a rental for RE fans. This follows Capcom’s recent successful HD-ifiying of RE4 and Code Veronica, and though it has been only been announced for Japan so far, we’d be very surprised if this one didn’t get an international release.