RE: Deadly Silence makes noise on DS

Resident Evil remake for Nintendo's handheld features new gameplay; stylus helps gamers stab enemies, shake off zombies.

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The DS may be known for cutesy games full of neighborly critters (Animal Crossing: Wild World), adorable puppies (Nintendogs), and romantic zaniness (Feel the Magic: XY/XX, The Rub Rabbits!), but the system is taking an evil turn. Capcom today announced that Resident Evil: Deadly Silence is now available to spook DS owners.

The game is a remake of Resident Evil, the PlayStation game that left gamers hiding under their covers in 1996. Like in the original, gamers will suit up as Chris Redfield or Jill Valentine and investigate some gruesome murders in the town of Raccoon City.

The DS version has been tweaked specifically for the platform. Instead of suspense and puzzle-solving, Deadly Silence focuses more on action, giving gamers more enemies to fight and more ammunition to blow 'em away with. Those who know Resident Evil like the back of their hands will have new obstacles in their way, as many of the puzzles have been changed for a fresh challenge.

Of course, no DS remake would be complete without incorporating the handheld's unique features. The stylus can be used to knife enemies, the microphone will be used to solve puzzles and heal team members, and the Wi-Fi capability can be used for cooperative and competitive multiplayer play.

Resident Evil: Deadly Silence is rated M for Mature and retails for $34.99. To see if the game lives up to the haunting hallmark of the Resident Evil series, read GameSpot's full review.

Discussion

31 comments
wogboypaul
wogboypaul

this has wi-fi? stylus can shoo away zombies (even on rebirth?) its amazing how many questions i ask and finish this game twice

necronaux
necronaux

I actually liked this game. Some innovative gameplay transitioned well to the DS port. There's a CPR scene where you have to give mouth-to-mouth (by blowing into the DS mic), blow too hard, his lungs explode (not that I did this intentionally, mind you). Full voice acting (i.e. you don't have to read all the dialog). Typical RE type puzzle solving. And a 1st person "knife fighting" mode. Finishing the main game, unlocks a Knife Master mini-game.

Seraphim_24
Seraphim_24

I want to tell Capcom I want and expect thier support on the DS so I will buy this game. The question is, especially after the breathtaking remake on the GCN is there really incentive to actually play it? I want to tell Capcom I want original content for the DS, new IPs would be best, but if I don't buy it then they'll get the wrong message... Ya know what needs a ground up remake that could work well on the DS? Silent Hill. But Resident Evil 1 has had so many directors cuts, special editions and such in the past that this DS remake is simply unwelcome rehash, but I'll buy it anyway simply for gaming politics. Just like I have bought everything Square-Enix has put out for a NIntendo system no matter how lackluster it's been (Crystal Chronicles? Come on! Nintendans deserved a real FInal Fantasy on the GCN!)

jaefrmbk2k
jaefrmbk2k

at firss when i read about it i was hype but then i thought about it, and it seems pretty lame but now that i stopped thinkin' about it for a while it should be be kinda fun

Argama7
Argama7

I get the feeling the "tank-walk" control scheme will also make a return...

Tricky
Tricky

I wish Capcom would concentrate on releasing more RE games for Playstation than wasting their time with Nintendo. The Playstation is what made the RE series it is today. I hated the fact I had to buy a Gamecube just to play the Resident Evil Remake, Resident Evil Zero and Resident Evil 4. But I sold the lot coz I was happy that RE4 was released on PS2. Happy days.

ewjim
ewjim

"The game is a remake of Resident Evil..." ??! Can't they make something new? i think Capcom just cut some money from popular series, LIKE ALWAYS!!! ;)

InterFox
InterFox

Resident Evil 1 NDS? jippppppppyyyy!:D

SinisterC
SinisterC

Heh..I think it's a cool idea to go back to the start after the success of RE4. They should just bring the whole lot with RE2 and 3. It'll just get people pumped for 5.

i_love_my_ds
i_love_my_ds

great.... capcom releases the best RE game with RE4 and they go back to the orginal. not too smart if u ask me.

bioniccommando1
bioniccommando1

Shrum91 that is an AWESOME IDEA!! RE 2 on the DS would be killer!! I can't wait to play this one too.

AlexWills
AlexWills

well I bought it for PS1 and the remake on GC. I would recommend it to anyone but as for me I'll pass.

rbarahona
rbarahona

I think that it will be a nice addition to the DS library. I'm really willing to play RE on a portable console. I've read the review and the game is better than I thought.

Khimarhi
Khimarhi

Don't think i am going to get this one. Wait for RE 5

adroitone
adroitone

Well, it's not going to be online multiplay, it's DS to DS multiplay. I don't know what's up with these sites and using the wrong terminology.

Swampthing
Swampthing

WiFi "Cooperative and Competitve Play"..... that's all I need to hear to make this one an INSTANT purchase!

Orasion_Seiz
Orasion_Seiz

the gameplay is still traditional RE style so its not that bad at all

fmcuk
fmcuk

sniff, sniff... more-of-the-same.... It seems that innovation died at Capcom...

0neWingedAngel
0neWingedAngel

When your using Wi-Fi you can't see the other player on the screen...that sucks...

MiKaNoH
MiKaNoH

looks cool, but doesn't make me buy it...

Mista_Sal
Mista_Sal

Dang I wanted to get this game but after hearing this news I want it even more. WiFi sounds pretty cool and so does the stylus feature.

neanderslob22
neanderslob22

I'm just as happy at home playing RE4. It's cool they brought this to the DS, but I'm probably gonna pass and wait for MP:H to keep me entertained on the go. It's a good move by Nintendo to bring some good 3rd party franchises to the DS, maybe we'll see some other good ones coming up (Goldeneye or Perfect Dark anyone?)

frankeyser
frankeyser

look to res evil outbreak... and know how wrong res evil mutliplayer cna be... now if res 4 had it... maybe... i can only hope res 5 will incorperate it.

nuit_b
nuit_b

multiplayer should be interesting. I dislike all handhelds, I dont understand playing sub-par games on a 2inch screen. but Resident evil multiplayer, is interesting

cyprus646
cyprus646

OHHH OHHH !!! WI-FI RESIDENT EVIL !!!!! ME WANT ME WANT !!!!

shrum91
shrum91

they need to put RE2 on the DS

blackIceJoe
blackIceJoe

I hope the remake is as good on the DS as it was on the PS. I think the new stuff it will have added to it sounds like it will be good.

Donkeljohn
Donkeljohn

Wan't it Confucious who said: "Old game with new tricks does not win market."