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.