Darkside Chronicles infect Wii November 17

Resident Evil's on-rails shooter sequel due in North America for $50.

When Leon S. Kennedy isn't gunning down zombies in Raccoon City, he's busy updating his actual Twitter feed with details on his fictional struggle for survival. The PR stunt is part of Capcom's recent push to publicize its forthcoming game Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles, which continued today as the publisher announced the game will ship November 17.

Infecting a television near you...

Darkside Chronicles is an on-rails shooter sequel to 2007's Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles, which focused on stories from Resident Evil 0, the original Resident Evil, along with other bits of series lore. This time out, up to two players take control of Leon S. Kennedy and Claire Redfield as they revisit locales featured in Resident Evil 2 and Code Veronica.

The Wii has proven to be a virulent breeding ground for Resident Evil games. In addition to the pair of Chronicles spin-offs, Nintendo's catalog already includes Resident Evil 4 and the original Resident Evil on the Wii. Meanwhile, Resident Evil 0 is expected to lurch onto the system later this year.

For more information on The Darkside Chronicles, be sure to check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

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Roanark
Roanark

So it ships on my birthday, after owning Umbrealla Chronicals I'm not really looking forward to this at all... So I probably won't be going for it.

magicianhunter
magicianhunter

@iucidium I would prefer 2,3,veronica,5 with cavia's engine and wii's awesome controls.Playing RE with ps3's and 360's controller was a pain.

Sonicplys
Sonicplys

Capcom thinks im going to spend 50 bucks on a light gun game? If they want to have more money they should have made it 20 bucks. I think ill wait.

NuKkU
NuKkU

thats cool i guess for any wii owners

iucidium
iucidium

Fellow. Resi fans, we need 1,2,3,veronica and 4 with the resi 5 graphics engine!

Simulator_Shock
Simulator_Shock

I can't wait for this, Im so pumped. I'm reserving a copy as soon as I have the $$

bowlingotter
bowlingotter

After how great the RE4 port to Wii was, why are we only getting rail shooters?

WiseAsh
WiseAsh

This video demonstrates an important feature of the Wii that is often overlooked; the almost total inability to get the system to recognize your second controller. I thought it was just my system, but after paying attention to multiplayer demos like this one I always notice one person trying desperately to get their controller to sync.

cajunstrike
cajunstrike

Agreed. A new, non-rails, Resident Evil Wii title would be welcomed...

alkaline_DnB
alkaline_DnB

might get this. i'll wait for reviews to see if it's worth full retail.

angelGP32
angelGP32

just wait a month it'll be in the $20 bargain bins.

madsnakehhh
madsnakehhh

This game looks great, it seems so much better than UC, sadly i'm gonna have to wait to get it, to many great games comming.

joynul
joynul

umbrella chronicles was good hope this it too. i still have to play resi archives 1 and zero cumming out already

TheJediExile
TheJediExile

This and L4D2 on the same day? 11/17 is going to be a sweet day

Matthew_B
Matthew_B

I still haven't played uc, but I really want to, but darkside? that looks so much better.

InsultToInjury_
InsultToInjury_

Looking forward to this. Will most deff be getting this - also brings the wii back out seeing as it has been gathering dust for many a month.

leeko_link
leeko_link

I'm very excited for this game, Umbrella Chronicles was very enjoyable too.

kavadias1981
kavadias1981

Loved UC and I am really looking forward to this.

jjjrrr11211
jjjrrr11211

I Did Not Like Umbrella Chronicles Too Much But This One Looks Way Better. I Hope I Turns Out Great

solidine
solidine

The firstone was a decent on rail shooter, but I didn't get much out of it to be honest. This one looks much better than the original, but I just dont' have any urge to buy another on-rail shooter game, which is unfourtunate because that Dead Space one would have been appealing as well if I did. I'd rather they quit screwing around with these things and just remake RE2/3. I can't imagine to many RE fans would honestly rather have this than a full on remake. RE2 was my favorite though, so I may play it eventually, if only as a rental. In the meantime, I'll pick up Metroid Prime Trilogy, since I know I'll enjoy going through those again.

Henninger
Henninger

Im gonna get this game regardless but the ppl want a proper remake of RE2!

ThisNameIsDumb
ThisNameIsDumb

november 17 is my birthday... i have best birthdate a gamer could hope for... the ps3, the wii and the xbox got released november 15-18th... =P including this game

thetravman
thetravman

Can't wait for it. Me and my cuz played through the UB chronicles 4 times on hard. I love rail shooters.

chedder221
chedder221

rail shooters to me are boring, but this game does look fun

JebranRush
JebranRush

Although the gameplay is fairly simple, the compelling story, graphics, and great "camera-work" are what really seem to be the main draw of this game. And I'm really liking what I see so far.

qubeley
qubeley

Can't wait for this one. Love the original to bits and hopefully they won't stuff this one up. They should release original RE2 on Wii by remaking them like Remake. Now they already have the character and environment models.

magicianhunter
magicianhunter

The US box art is far better than the EU.Why did they have to change it?:( Well,not that sth like that is gonna stop me from a 1st day purchase :P

PatchMaster
PatchMaster

Good title for Wii, looking forward to it. Tough release date though with Assassin's Creed 2 & Left 4 Dead 2 coming out the same day.

-Squirrel-
-Squirrel-

Cools, Darkside Chronicles is look pretty sweet, much better then The Umbrella Chronicles. I'm a big fan of Resident Evil and light gun games so this is a definite pick up for me. Gunna have to get Dead Space Extraction first though, it's looking even better.

brian_13un
brian_13un

Wow what a discount that's great

mazongo
mazongo

Good to know when its coming though i am not going to buy it cuz i am not a fan of on-rails shooter, not that i am a bad person for not buying good games from third-party developers but the thing is i only have cash to buy few games so i need them to have great replay value. If it was a RS5 it would have been a whole different story....