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Could it be? Is a small, plucky handheld about to single-hand(held)edly pluck the Resident Evil franchise from the mire of overblown, bloated action-game identity crisis and make it properly scary and good again? I might be making a huge "2 + 2 = nine million" assumption based off naught but a short clip of gameplay from the upcoming 3DS game and a few comments promising old school horror from people trying to sell me said game, but goddamnit, after the slog of oversized biceps and underfun bosses that was Resi 5, I'm willing to grab onto anything.
What do we have here then, in this new video from the recent NIntendo World 3DS event? We have footage of Jill in dark, empty corridors. We have taut scenes of non-specific blood spill. We have fake-out jump scares. We have a lot of darkness and some very atmospheric torchlight illumination. And then, just as we're about to deliberately poop ourselves simply to relieve the tension, something very similar to Resi 4's Iron Maidens turns up.
The poop, it doth flow over unrestrained
Later in the same video there's also a chunk of footage from Capcom's why-is-it-a-separate-game-oh-yeah-because-the-proper-one-is-still-way-off-release-and-they-want-a-slice-of-that 3DS-pie-NOW spin-off, Resident Evil Mercenaries 3D. It looks decent enough, but exactly like the Mercenaries you've alreeady played in Resis 4 and 5. But, you know, in 3D.
Re-excited by this new, scarier-looking Resident Evil? Or will you not be happy until it's all static camera angles, slow zombies and three bullets per hour again?
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