Resident Evil GameCube now available

Capcom's remake of the PlayStation classic is now available in stores in North America.

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The remake of Capcom's Resident Evil is now available in stores. The GameCube version of the survival horror classic boasts significantly enhanced character models, revamped backgrounds that use FMV instead of static prerendered images, and a number of new areas, puzzles, and characters.

"The goal in developing Resident Evil for the Nintendo GameCube was to achieve motion-picture-quality visuals and create even more suspense and fear than the original," said Todd Thorson, director of marketing at Capcom. "There are millions and millions of Resident Evil fans around the world who will be completely amazed when they see Resident Evil on the Nintendo GameCube. The game has been completely redone. So many details have been added to this version that fans new and old will be awestruck. We look forward to bringing the entire series to the Nintendo GameCube so gamers can enjoy all Resident Evil games on the system."

Players will assume the role of either Chris Redfield or Jill Valentine as they travel through a mansion infested with zombies and other nasty creatures looking for lost members of S.T.A.R.S. The release of Resident Evil will be followed by Resident Evil 0, which Capcom will be showing at this year's E3.

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