Resident Evil 5 due by March

Capcom plans to put Africa-set Xbox 360 and PS3 game in stores by the end of its current fiscal year.

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Since the original announcement of Resident Evil 5 nearly three years ago, the game's release date has been shrouded in more mystery than the shady doings of the series' nefarious Umbrella Corporation. However, Capcom has now shed a little light on the game's release date in a business strategies presentation follow-up to its fiscal 2007 results, announced earlier this week.

In a section on the publisher's projections for its fiscal 2008 year (which runs until March 31, 2009), Capcom said it "aims to sustain solid growth by introducing Resident Evil 5 and titles in other core franchises." The publisher broke down a few of its sales expectations, with the next installment in the survival horror franchise projected to sell 2.3 million copies worldwide. The upcoming Bionic Commando revamp is expected to sell 1.5 million units worldwide, while Lost Planet: Colonies' success is pegged at 610,000 copies.

Capcom also touted its Monster Hunter franchise, which is exceptionally popular in Japan. Monster Hunter Freedom 2G for the PlayStation Portable was launched in March, and the publisher expects the Asia-only release to rack up 1.5 million in sales in its first year on shelves.

Discussion

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Jerryman_25
Jerryman_25

That game looks very awesome and i´m gonna buy it when they sell it.....................................i can´t wait, i mean it... yea

greatnate
greatnate

This game is gonna have soooo much zombies! The population in Africa is HUGE!

newbooger
newbooger

i wish they would just hurry up and come out with the damn thing already im startin to get tired of waitin the only reason i got my 360 was for this game

slintpong
slintpong

@ LordGeorgeton. No, you're the idiot. What Sydwynder is saying is that the people who are making it in to an issue and that the people who think this game is racist are stupid idiots. And I do agree with him. Racist/Racism should't even be a word since we're all the same race.. The human race. It doesn't matter what skin color you have, we're all the same disgusting race, the human race... God I hate it.

the_nameless666
the_nameless666

this game better come out soon or else i will go insane

majidok
majidok

That's why most of our games end up about aliens !

DravenLaVitt
DravenLaVitt

This whole racist issue is completely ridiculous. Can't people just leave it alone?? My only problem is that I have to wait another year for this game to come out . Hopefully this game will be fantastic.

Master_Chief35
Master_Chief35

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LordGeorgeton
LordGeorgeton

Sydwynder (first comment) your an idiot. they aren't making race an issue, you are. All it says is the setting, if you look above it dosent say THE GAME IS IN AFRICA BECAUSE THERE ARE BLACK PEOPLE IN IT! you just brought that up yourself. moron.

Sydwynder
Sydwynder

Uhh, the games set in AFRICA........and apparently some black people live in Africa but also the rest of the world wow how surprising.............in other news, Asian people come from Asia but live all over the world as well............this just in, white people come from Europe among other places and they also live throughout the world.........POINT IS WE'RE ALL PEOPLE NO MATTER WHAT COLOR.......WHY ARE WE MAKING RACE AN ISSUE? If you consider yourself a good, decent, open minded person, race would be no issue as it should be.................

TSOJaybird
TSOJaybird

Good thing they still have a year to solve the race issue. Note to Capcom: Since The character was established in the previous story and he is white... we will make all the Africans white too. Problem Solved! Get over it people.

maaly81
maaly81

this will make it to my collection along with gears of war in November, if either doesnt get pushed back again

Garrainaigarra
Garrainaigarra

Well according to Ebgames and Gamestop it's coming out November 1st 2008

airboygt
airboygt

2009? Ah great, I was hoping to get to play this by Xmas. I hope they use the extra time to polish up the game nicely and remove any glitches or poorly implemented ideas. As far as the racial undertones in the game all I have to say is: If you’re a ZOMBIE running towards me with eating and murder on your mind I will VENTILATE your nasty zombie corpse body with bullets REGARDLESS of what color, nationality, ethnicity, tribe, or book club you happen to belong to.

Mystearical
Mystearical

For the past XXXX RE I've been killing... OMG WHITE ZOMBIES!!!! Truth be told - people who think this game is racist are racist THEMSELVES? Why? Well simple - if you weren't racist yourself then you wouldn't notice these small bits and pieces... and the fact that you're sensitive because of "black" zombies just means that you are living fully aware of people's color and see people mainly through that. @Serious You know Kratos - while he is in Greece... one call tell from his body, facial features and voice that in fact he (if not African) is influenced by the African American Build... and Kratos if anything is KICK ASS!! BTW his voice actor is African American

Basil777
Basil777

people worried about a racial issue in a video game.....that in no way insults black people in any way.........there is also more evidence of racial insults to african americans in GTA than there is in this game i bet >_>

SystemoDown
SystemoDown

I find this racial thing unsuprising. I actually knew it as soon as 1st trailer appeared. SO Spring 2009 is the official date?

Master_Chief35
Master_Chief35

who the hell cares if there is black people in re5 its still kool

BlakkSteel
BlakkSteel

As far as Black characters in the RE series, I guess people forgot about the black cop in RE2 that got bit, & turned into a zombie. That's my last fill on that nonsense. My gripe? Cinco de Mayo 2009?!?!?!?? Why????!??!?

Tandem_Toad
Tandem_Toad

I'm looking forward to this game, but I hope they stray a little from the endless labyrinth of dungeons.

Redhairboy491
Redhairboy491

Man, everyones trying to say video games are terrible nowa days. Res5: People say it's racist. BS. While the game hasn't had an african hero, many other series don't either, and africa would be a logical place for the disease to begin, considering the poor conditions. Their's also the theory, and i believe an accurate one, that humans first appeared from africa, so their's symbolism in placing it there. GTA4: MAD(morons[or moms] against drunk driving). Didn't here them complain about Saints for having drunk driving. Also, i find it amazing that for all the things "bad" in GTA4, they pick that. Skip out on the murder, resisting arrest, and prostitiution... Jack Thompson: Lawyer and certified douchebag that actually tried to promote his dumb@ss propaganda against video games off of the virgina tech massacre, something i take realll personally being born in blacksburg. This idiots trying to say that video games caused Cho to commit murder, utter bull sh*t His roomates actually asked Cho to play them, and he refused, it was an anti social thing, he didnt even play them! F*ckin prick

Ghost_702
Ghost_702

Why do people think this game is racist? OMG THE MAIN CHARACTER IS WHITE AND THE ZOMBIES ARE BLACK! Get the **** over it. People think too much into it.

gazzad
gazzad

Ugh, people who deemed this video game racist are narrow minded and foolish.

chargehand
chargehand

okay, i just want to say something in response to Serious' comment, have you ever seen the movie "I am legend", the whole world is in jepordy and the only person who can save it is a lone african....i know thats only one example, and i agree that it dosnt happen often, but thats the way hollywood is, its stupid, and for some reason thats the way the world seems to be, which is rediculous, i dont think it matters at all what color skin you have, everyone is capable of doing the same thing... i dont know about anyone else but when im watching a movie or playing a game it never even crosses my mind about what race the main character is, maybe thats just me cuz it dosn't even occur to me... but anyway, i just thought i'd put my 2 (maybe 10) cents in

shads254
shads254

yup this game is in fact racist what about the 50-cent games they kill black people racist of course from now on video games r racist everyone even little big planet

FatesMessenger
FatesMessenger

It's funny how some people think this game is an intended stab at the black community, saying the main character, a white man is "killing the black enemy" When in japan, where the game is being created, the concept of white vs black racism is non existant in their society.

VolcanicDemon
VolcanicDemon

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fanboy_killa
fanboy_killa

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Serious
Serious

I have no problem with Black zombies. However I would like a Black Hero to be added to the game. Why is it that whenever there is a problem anywhere in the world only a white can solve it. I've said it before. No one would like a video game where America is in danger and only a lone African can save it. I really feel more games should allow you to change the race of the main character. This would allow everyone to really feel a part of the game.

jansong1
jansong1

racist?... I'm a black man ready to kill some black zombies. I just wish they would let me do it gangsta style and turn my pistol sideways and talk a little smack and wear my jeans low so you can see my draws. anyway, I thought it was just a game.

pourya_ahmadian
pourya_ahmadian

I can not wait for it;what a beautiful game it will be;

xophaser
xophaser

they aren't zombies, they are voodoo zombies

imortiferus
imortiferus

Can we put the race card away please! Seriously. It is a story. Would ya'll be happy if RE6 was set in appalachia? C'mon now... let's all just get along.

motionxsickness
motionxsickness

lol african zombies just seems funny to me... i'm sure i'm not alone in thinking third world, malnourished bodies just don't scream demon-like strength anyways, i wanna be obscene and controversial and say.... OBVIOUSLY racist ahahahahahah FLAME ON!!!!!

motionxsickness
motionxsickness

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mikeyg756
mikeyg756

I wish people would stop saying Silent Hill is better, are you kidding?, have you seen the same trailers for this game as i have???. Silent hill is completely dwarfed by this game. Silent Hill Homecoming looks good, but it will be destroyed when resident evil 5 comes out. When the new trailer comes out on friday you will see how dumb you are for favoring silent hill over this. And people going on about racism, shut the hell up!. Your rascist yourself if your strange enough to think of that.

TheAcejoel99
TheAcejoel99

If you think it's racist because we are killing african people now, then all of the previous games must have been realy racist, because you only killed white people. The game isn't racist, Just because africa has more african people rather than white guys, it's a fact, not racism.

aryoshi
aryoshi

Is it hard for people to tell the difference between Fantasy and Reality? Video games have their OWN races, we aren't killing off our own race. Knock off the racist BS because there is NOTHING wrong about this game. What do you expect to find in Africa for God's sake, ALBINOS? No, it's full of blacks, and gee that's where this game just HAPPENS to take place. If you don't like the idea of killing blacks, that's your own problem, but we don't wanna hear ya moan about it, just go back to playing your ol' ghetto games. As for myself? I am very excited indeed for this game, I've been playing RE since I was pretty small, in fact it was the first game I ever rented when I got my PSX. Fell in love with it, kept up with the RE line. This one looks like it's going to be the best made. Keep up the good work, Capcom. :]

Watts2590
Watts2590

atlanticrock asia is the biggest continent in the world

Watts2590
Watts2590

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kelkargen
kelkargen

Im Haitian too, and this game got me very excited, zombies need their killing no matter what race.the people who are blowing this up are seeing color and races, when all i see is deh zombies :) open your eyes!!

Gadeos
Gadeos

Let's hope it comes way before march (not beyond holydays please!!!!!!)

Elann2008
Elann2008

Wait, it's okay to shoot white people in most games, and asian people in Vietnam war games, but with Africans in RE5, it's wrong? Stop using the racist card. It's just a video game. Embrace diversity.

AtlanticRock
AtlanticRock

People still complain about this racism thing... I'm Haitian and LOVE the RE series, no need to get mad about killing Africans that are infected; you had to kill White/Black/Asian Americans and Spanish Europeans that were infected. This is the only series other than MGS and KOF that I continue to replay over and over. I don't see a reason for people to get all bent out of shape because it's in Africa. They should be happy a japanese company has the gull to do something different. Every video game we've seen nowadays are based in the US, Asia, or Europe. Finally we get a game set in Africa, the biggest continent in the world. I can't wait the racism is going to have to stop though, cause it's really annoying from both parties. The wait to march is going to be a long one, can't wait for the new trailer this friday on GameTrailers.com

Zerosumgame
Zerosumgame

Poor white men is scarier than these zombies.

Treblemaka
Treblemaka

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Bay_Maximus
Bay_Maximus

Blueviper, while I agree that this game isn't racist, it should also be noted that 1) The civil war was fought chiefly for economic reasons (slavery being a factor) 2) Getting bent out of shape about something as insignificant as race is a narrow-minded sentiment. That's like me going to the middle-east and asking the poor there why are they getting bent outta shape over water. When it doesn't affect us, we can be ignorant to the gravity of certain things, wouldn't you agree? I have no problem with you defending your hobby, but next time let's think for 2 seconds before we post, eh? kthxbye (Also If you decide to try to hit me with some biting remarks, I likely won't respond. Although I am open to debate.)

LordSchmee
LordSchmee

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DiabloRaul
DiabloRaul

I can't wait for this game!!!! I need some more zombies to kill. I don't understand why everyone is worrying about racism. Resident Evil 1,2,3, and CV was all killing white zombies. RE 4 was Spanish villagers and RE 5 will be Africans. All thats left is Asian zombies and we'll have gotten almost everyone except Aliens and Predators.