Resident Evil 4: Wii Edition on sale and reviewed!
Resident Evil 4: Wii Edition is one sale and made #3 at amazon.com's
Computer & Videogame division. The game has been reviewed by practically every major gaming
website and publication. So far, most of the critics agree that this new edition of
RE4 is the best version available.
Here are some of the scores Resident Evil 4: Wii Edition has received so far:
Score: 90 points out of 100.
Award: Editor's Choice.
- The best from the GCN and PS2 versions with added Wii controls.
- Actually better with the Wii remote.
- A robust 15-plus hour single-player affair with all the content extras of the PS2 iteration.
- Little has changed.
- Textures show their age.
- Some waggle motions work well and others feel forced.
Computer & Video Games
Score: 9.3 points out of 10.
- Improved control system.
- Visual enhancements (16:9 and progressive scan).
- The definitive version of Capcom's finest Resi to date.
- You might have seen all this before.
Score: 5 points out of 5 (Perfect Score!)
- The definitive version is here.
- everything from PS2 edition.
- Still a great looking game.
- Its lower-than-average price tag only sweetens the deal.
- The Wii version is the best is because the new control system makes the gameplay more enjoyable.
- Visuals look a little dated by today's standards.
Score: 95 points out of 100
- Resident Evil 4 is still the benchmark in the survival horror genre.
- Wii motion sensing controls work effectively for the most part.
- As creepy and haunting as ever.
- Controls can be unwieldy in frantic situations.
- Wiimote target can be annoying.
Score: 91 points out of 100
- Intuitive, elegant controls make playing RE4 a joy all over again.
- Long, suspenseful story and excellent replay value make this a steal for 30 bucks.
- The controls soften the difficulty level a bit.
- No wii-specific content.
Official Nintendo Magazine
Score: 94 points out of 100
-"The most intense gaming experience on the Wii".
- No new content.
Electronic Gaming Monthly
Score: 8.67 points out of 10
- the controls generally serve RE4 well: Aiming weapons, swiping your knife, and shaking off face-sucking nasties with real-world moves adds urgency to an already incredibly intense experience.
- The controls may suffer a bit when things get hectic.
Score: 80 points out of 100
- This is the definitive version of a modern classic and a must-play.
- You probably played it already.
Score: 7 points out of 10
- It's still decent enough.
- It's hard to get along with the seperation of the aiming and moving controls, and the need to co-ordinate both.
Billy Coen and Lord Saddler to return in Resident Evil 5?
It seems that plot elements featured in RE0 and RE4 may somehow be
continued in RE5, after all. That is if what appears at the Internet Movie
Database is to be believed:
Check it out: imdb Biohazard 5
Resident Evil site REhorror.net has contacted one of the actors (Michael Van Wormer),
who confirmed that he will play Billy Coen in Resident Evil 5.
Could he actually play the lead? That would contradict what was said about such character, no?
About Saddler... didn't he died in RE4? I guess they can add him in flashback
secuences. Or maybe he's yet another RE character that comes back from the dead (ala
Wesker or Ada).
Resident Evil 4 Wii Edition updates!
First let me say that the official Japanese website dedicated to Resident Evil 4 Wii Edition
has some new content on it. There's a "premium" section. LINK:
Resident Evil 4 Wii Edition (Japanese Website)
Moving along to the next update... Gamasutra published an interview with Christian
Svensson, Sr. Director of Strategic Planning & Research for Capcom. The interview covered
several topics, including Resident Evil 4. Here's an except:
Resident Evil seems very Wii-focused right now.
Christian Svensson: "It is in the near term. Resident Evil 4 has been very well received
and has gotten good feedback from retail, in response to our pricing strategy" [of $29.99 in
Some people said that it was under-served by being on the GameCube, in
terms of the market that it could reach. Do you think that that's going to finally be realized
CS: "I think that anytime you can sell another copy to another new user, it expands the brand.
A lot of people knock the decision to put it on GameCube, but at the same time, Resident Evil
4 was the number-one selling title for the GameCube in 2005, which is hard for a third-party.
So it's hard to say that that was really a bad decision. It's gone on to sell very, very well
on PS2" (for the record, the GCN version of RE4 sold 1.600.000 units while the PS2 version
has sold 2.000.000 units).
"On PC, when it gets released by Ubisoft a little later this month, I'm sure it will do well.
It's already out in Europe and Asia, and a new patch fixes a lot of the criticisms that people
had. I'm glad that it's coming at a time when it's a bit more polished than it was initially
for some of the other territory releases. And I think the Wii version is going to be the best
version of the four".
Another The Umbrella Chronicles update!
UK publication ONM (Official Nintendo Magazine) will spotlight the game
Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles in their latest edition.
According to the magazine:
1. The game will explain who betrayed who and why. It will
also explain how it was possible for Albert Wesker to survive being attacked by a Tyrant
in the first game. Explaining in detail all the events that led to Umbrella's demise.
2. The magazine claims that the game will be released in
If you want to take a peek at the edition of ONM that features this information, just
click the link below:
The Umbrella Chronicles update!
German publication Maniac shared new details regarding the locations, characters and
weapons of Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles.
According to Maniac:
1. half of the game will take place in locations from past
titles, with the other half occurring in new Umbrella Corporation strongholds.
2. The magazine additionally stated that Resident Evil 1's
mansion, Resident Evil 2's police station and Resident Evil Zero's train will be included, as
will locations from Resident Evil 3.
3. Code Veronica will not be represented in The Umbrella
4. Currently known playable characters include Chris
Redfield, Jill Valentine, Rebecca Chambers, Billy Coen and as revealed by Maniac, Resident
Evil 3's Carlos Oliveira. Characters will explore environments in teams of two, but
it's unclear how much they'll interact.
5. Albert Wesker will appear in the game, though whether
or not he'll be playable is still unknown.
6. When asked if another Resident Evil title would appear
on Wii after The Umbrella Chronicles, the game's Producer Masachika Kawata told Maniac:
"We haven't decided on that yet. We think a lot about the future of the franchise, and the
best ways to keep on telling its stories."
Recent Umbrella Chronicles interviews online!
ign.com, gametrailers.com & Famitsu have posted videos of some interviews
they had with the producers of Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles.
Here are the links to some of the videos:
Famitsu.com: Video Famitsu
Updated RE4:Wii Edition & RE:UC sections!
Just wanted to say that the sections within this fansite dedicated to Resident Evil 4: Wii Edition
and Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles, have been updated.
The sections are still under construction. Despite that, the sections include images, links to videos and info on the
Be sure to check them out!