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.