Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Resident Evil and Nintendo

With Resident Evil: Revelations now completed I have taken some time to delve into Capcom's Nintendo based Resident Evil back catalogue and have found a lot of great games. Most people consider Nintendo to be a largely first party game based company that doesn't really deal with mass violence, zombies, mutants and monsters but Resident Evil's love affair with Nintendo is proof that this is not the case.

Revelations was an excellent return to form for the series after the awful game that was Resident Evil 5 and the fact that it was exclusively on the 3DS speaks volumes about the relationship that the two companies have. Indeed the team behind Revelations have said that they would like to do more work for the 3DS thanks to the excellent reception that Revelations received. Revelations is hardly the only great Resident Evil game that Nintendo has seen however. Last year saw the limited but no less enjoyable Resident Evil: Mercenaries 3D and the Wii has Resident Evil 4, which is quite possibly the definitive version of the game, as well as a number of other entries into the series.

Of course the original DS also had some great Resident Evil moments thanks to the remake of the original game, which on the DS was called Resident Evil Deadly silence. It is not just the past that makes this relationship interesting however, it is the future potential of this relationship that is really what is important.

With Resident Evil 6 launching later this year and launching probably within the same time period as the Wii U it could easily be expected that Nintendo will secure the game for their console and will, in the process, strengthen the launch lineup greatly. They've already secured some awesome third party games such as Assassin's Creed III and Aliens: Colonial Marines, so imagine if they got a game as big Resident Evil 6 on board? It likes the Wii U could have one of if not the strongest launch lineup of all time.

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