Source: Canadian gaming blog Game Focus.
What we heard: Here's what's clear: On March 12, Capcom plans to make at least one game announcement as part of its Resident Evil 5 launch event in San Francisco. The publisher revealed as much on its official blog, saying, "To top it all off, there will be new game announcements, stage shows, and Resident Evil activities all through out the night." (Emphasis added.)
So what's Capcom got up its sleeves? Enter Matt Dahlgren, associate product-marketing manager at Capcom. On Friday, Dahlgren gave an interview to Canadian gaming blog Game Focus as part of Capcom's buildup to Resident Evil 5's launch this week. In the process, he made two independent statements that, when taken together, may indicate that the publisher is working on a game set in the Resident Evil: Code Veronica continuum for the Wii.
First, Dahlgren addressed the possibility of RE5 coming to the Wii. "I don't think Resident Evil 5 would transition well onto the Wii," he said. "With that said, though, we really cherish our fans on the Wii, and Capcom supports the Wii and definitely wants to make sure that we are not alienating our fans of the Resident Evil franchise that own Wiis. So I would say to those users that they should pay attention to the near future, and there should be some announcements coming their way in the near future that they should be pleased with."
So something in the pipe for Wii gamers, check. Now what about Code Veronica? "Nothing is planned for the game regarding a remake on PSN/XBLA, but what I can say is if you are a fan of Code Veronica you should pay attention in the next couple of weeks, there is some news you should be very pleased with," Dahlgren noted at the tail end of the interview. "Pay attention on the 12th."
The official story: Capcom had not responded to requests for comment as of press time.
Bogus or not bogus?: Not bogus that Capcom is prepping a Code Veronica announcement for March 12. However, considering the publisher's own statements, it is entirely possible that Capcom is prepping more than one game reveal, with the Code Veronica and Wii announcements being mutually exclusive. It also remains to be seen whether the Code Veronica announcement indicates an all-new game, or simply another port of the highly well-received original Dreamcast title.