Resident Evil 0 spooking Japanese Wiis

The GameCube zombie fest is set to be rereleased on Nintendo's popular platform--but only in the Land of the Rising Sun.

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Back in 2003, Resident Evil 0 came out on the GameCube, and saw heroine Rebecca Chambers investigating reports of flesh-eating creatures infesting Raccoon City. The game was the fifth game released in the Resident Evil series, and was a prequel to the events in the original Resident Evil game. Chambers arrives on the scene one day prior to the "Mansion incident."

Now, the game is being Remade by Capcom Japan for the Wii, complete with a new control system that takes advantage of the Wii's unique controls. According to Famitsu magazine, it will be called BioHazard O: Wii Edition (the Resident Evil series is known as BioHazard in Japan).

Capcom's head of US public relations, Chris Kramer, has confirmed on the official Capcom blog that the game is currently in production in Japan. He wrote, "News has leaked out of Japan (courtesy of Famitsu magazine, aka, 'how the US and European branches of Japanese game companies find out about new games coming from their company' magazine) about a new-old game coming to Wii, Resident Evil: Zero. Is it in production? Yep. Is it coming to Japan [presumably he means America] or Europe? Probably not."

Kramer explains that the two international arms of Capcom have both passed on getting a localized version of the game, although if it "ends up blowing up huge," that will of course, be revisited. The two previous Resident Evil Wii games, Resident Evil 4: Wii Edition and Resident Evil: Umbrella Chronicles, have sold more than 800,000 units in the US combined, according to the NPD Group.

Discussion

159 comments
cool_modine
cool_modine

Ah yes, BIOHAZARD. A title that makes far more sense than "resident evil", which was really only relavent for the first game... Don't know why they changed it for the states. Heard it had something to do with the crappy band throwing a hissyfit, but uncertain.

elozl
elozl

actually, if you really want to save money, loook for the Resident Evil gamecube games at Hollywood Video or at the blockbuster video game store, and as a last resort (but not cheap) go to gamestop. If you have never played these two RE games then just wait for the wii version so that you can use the wireless controls, but dont expect much... good day!

kirby2198
kirby2198

okay who want to get shot? Damn Capcom and thier idea of not releasing it in the other regions. B!thch, we buy games to! T_T This game certainlly is good, screw the GC version, its to late to get it now. Besides why only release it there, wouldnt it be just as popular anywhere else? (Japan always gets everything...)

DirkXXVI
DirkXXVI

"OMGWTF?! only in Japan? I never got to play RE0 or REmake on the cube. this could have been the perfect chance! WTF CAPCOM?!" Isn't the Wii backwards compatible? If so then all you have to do is pick up a used copy of ReMake and Zero from Gamestop.

CT-Link
CT-Link

GREAT!! At least it'll be easier...man RE: O was hard...but awesome

Echo_742
Echo_742

Oh man i hope this comes to america! RE: 0 was a blast! id love to try it out with the wii controlls.

Spider-Jim
Spider-Jim

Go on capcom , give and english language version...

sevenperrys
sevenperrys

the previous incarnation from the cube sold well on wii, so either this will port over or they really do hate us! the wii's control system adds so much to the game, or at least it should.

vietboi89
vietboi89

ummm y dont people just get the GC version its like what 10 dollars now? theres prob nothing new here anyway and if u didnt no ur Wii plays GC games all u need is prob a GC controller

favre4thewin
favre4thewin

Heres a solution, I ll pay $8 and buy the GC copy used.

shigeru_san
shigeru_san

obviously it's gonna be released for USA, Resident Evil has always been a good seller in America

lastcamie
lastcamie

no prblem idontwant to play again Re0 but fck capcom

res_ev_98
res_ev_98

I would love to see RE0: Wii edition in the US. I love Resident Evil and played it since I was five and if there's one thing I've learned, it would be that 0, 1, 2, 3, and 4 (+Code Veronica) were the best. If 0 for wii made it to the US, I would instantly purchase it.

juztenrox
juztenrox

I own the 2 other RE games on Wii and I'd definately pick this up if it were ever on sale in Australia.

euphzilla03
euphzilla03

I'm kinda bumbed this wont be seeing a US release..

hi-buzz
hi-buzz

Konami knows it is right here in the US where they gonna make more $$$$ from this game...they better be smart and bring it here very soon...

B1G_DADDY
B1G_DADDY

GAY NO US 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josetakapele
josetakapele

WTF I think they would sell more copies here in the US than in Japan. I would buy it.

termadoyle
termadoyle

OMGWTF?! only in Japan? I never got to play RE0 or REmake on the cube. this could have been the perfect chance! WTF CAPCOM?!

Jshaw71
Jshaw71

bastards, no us version, or anything it seems, i kinda see why a lot of ppl didn't like re0, i dunno why though, having a wii mote used for aiming could make it a little easier, sometimes capcom sucks...

shaun_mcwayne
shaun_mcwayne

hope its been updated quite a bit, this could be a gap filler till res evil 5 comes oot.

mkreaper
mkreaper

Actually, is this region protected? Because if not just get it imported.

mkreaper
mkreaper

I've just started playing this(the GC version), and ironically I'm playing it on my Wii. To be honest I'm not exactly bothered by it, I mean it'd cool to see it in Europe(or America) but I couldn't imagine a Wii version of RE0.

Nzilla
Nzilla

Where's the love????

CCSchlueter
CCSchlueter

No RE Zero Wii edition in the west? Noooooooo!!

Omegax23
Omegax23

bastards! i want it here in america! I' love RE!

achinchin
achinchin

I think/hope youll control ur partner with the wiimoto, any thing else would suck. Oh. And puzzels. Lots of new puzzels. But why??? Just buy it on the cube. It will suck IF they add new story to make me buy it.

mariokart64fan
mariokart64fan

remake machine? i wouldnt go there,, if it were a remake machine we would see only gc made games on it, driver paralel lines manhunt 2 galaxy etc etc theres more new games or games that suit the wii mote then a traditional console wii is suited for every thing makes every game better,if re 0 comes to us ill get it ,,my gc copy is all screwed up for some reason or another

lamprey263
lamprey263

so, this actually might be interesting now that I think of it, I can't really see it working for the Wii unless the games were made entirely in 3D instead of 3D characters on 2D backgrounds

Chief_Kuuni
Chief_Kuuni

sweet, can't wait, I love resident evil

boobush
boobush

Well, if it's gonna be called Wii Edition like Resident Evil 4, then it's likely they're gonna release the other games for the Wii.

epsilonone
epsilonone

just like the wii no new game just old one remade

webbut
webbut

It was pretty fun. I cant see how they can make it new and fresh like RE4 Wii because the game plays like a regular RE game

Endogene
Endogene

I wonder if the price will be the same as RE4 for the wii, low budget. If so it will be worth it

vashkey
vashkey

This is just as bad as Guitar Hero Aerosmith. Another port for a quick cash in

ljaygrimes
ljaygrimes

Well that sucks. I never got a chance to play it on the 'cube.. Oh well... But yes, I too would rather see more info about RE 5.

polkastripe-
polkastripe-

09231991 they are just making games to see how they work with the wii-mote.. ya no.. the wii mote which is awesome with well designed shooters. the success of RE4 AND UC on the wii is great they might want to do another, and they have! i would like to see RE5 on wii personally but on ps3 and 360 is fine

finaleve
finaleve

Krunkcity3000 >Lovely how you think Nintendo is the sole reason behind this...considering Nintendo doesn't own the RE series. Notioce that he says "probably not" But seriously, i don't think the Wii edition would really work unless they redo the games mechanics (IE 3rd person behind player and not fixed camera).

09231991
09231991

CAPCOM, Stop wasting your time with this crap! Jeez by the time RE 5 comes out, The Wii's gonna have 5 or 6 RE games out, all rehashes and crap! Seriously, step away from Nintendo slowly, and just finish RE 5 please.

InfectX
InfectX

BioHazard O, is it? Jeez, the ppl writing these reports don't even know anything about the games...

kratos_karmakar
kratos_karmakar

"the Resident Evil series is known as BioHazard in Japan"............... every1 knows that dufusses

guppieface
guppieface

i want res evil 0 wii edition NOW!

lamprey263
lamprey263

I'm kind of scratching my head, like "why make RE Zero instead of something new?" and "why not port it?" and "why not release it internationally?"; nothing about this makes sense.

bardkieran
bardkieran

I wouldn't deny RE 5 for the Wii just yet. When the game was officially announced, the Wii wasn't even out yet. No statement has been made saying it was or was not coming out. The only thing they said on the topic was that they weren't expecting the Wii to be so successful. In theory, they could make a Re5 game on the build of the RE4 Wii Edition engine. Sure, it wont be as shiny as the XB360/PS3 Versions, but it'd still be the same story, just using the intuitive controls of the Wii.

I actually expect Capcom to announce RE5 for the Wii by E3 this year. It just makes sense from a business standpoint. RE4 Wii edition sold nearly a million copies, and Umbrella Chronicles sold over 500K so far. The franchise is a success on that platform.

Krunkcity3000
Krunkcity3000

Wow, there u go again Nintendo. Is the wii another ramake machine like the Gamecube. First RE4 then RE0 Then Theyll just remake all the ones in between. Then they can add a remake of MGS2 since the remake for MGS1 was already on the cube.

bertm1975
bertm1975

While RE 5 won't be coming to the Wii, it wouldn't hurt to come up with an offshoot storyline, maybe following Jill Valentine. Its a shame all Nintendo gets is rehashed Resident Evil and nothing really new. Maybe a parellel story following Chris Redfield in RE5 but with a different character, like Ada or Rebecca Chambers.I know its pointless since Capcom is probably still mad about the exclusive deal with the Gamecube falling apart.

72da9
72da9

It would be nice to have a complete overhaul of the franchise to fit the Wii control scheme. A super deluxe directors cut narrated by Wesker. Add bonus missions and side stories. Fix any plot holes and mistakes in the time lines of the stories. Repolish the storyline over and over again. Why not!!!

puppiemaster
puppiemaster

I have RE 0 on my american gamecube, I'd buy it for my European Wii

willripyouanew1
willripyouanew1

Why is it offensive to point out the obvios here?? FACT: This game is just a port with wiimote fuatures. FACT. The Wii sports the same graphics as the game cube. FACT. Nintendo licens most crap 3rd party devs offer. FACT.Its is absolutely dumb to buy the same game twice. FATC.I will get negative feed back for point out the obvious.