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Nintendo to Distribute Resident Evil: Mercenaries 3D in Europe

Posted by James Newton

Keeps signing those deals

Nintendo pledged to give more support to third party publishers on 3DS, signing European distribution and marketing deals for Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition and Dead or Alive: Dimensions. Now you can add Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D to that list, as Nintendo of Europe has signed on to bring the game to Europe.

In a deal almost identical to previous agreements, Nintendo will handle the European sales, distribution and marketing for the game when it launches in July.

The most recent update for the game showed Rebecca Chambers joining the mercenaries.


12th May, 2011 – Nintendo, a worldwide pioneer in the creation of interactive entertainment and Capcom®, a leading worldwide developer and publisher of video games today confirmed that they have entered into a distribution agreement for the forthcoming game Resident Evil The Mercenaries: 3D to be made available on the Nintendo 3DS. Under the terms of the agreement Nintendo will be responsible for the sales, marketing and distribution of the game throughout European territories, with Capcom remaining as publisher. Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D is scheduled for release across Europe in July this year.

Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D, will join a growing number of games which have been made available since the launch of Nintendo 3DS earlier this year, which allows 3D gaming without the need for special glasses.

For the first time Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D delivers the intense Mercenaries gameplay experience on a handheld console. Featuring re-mastered stages from Resident Evil™ 4 and Resident Evil™ 5, the game is a race against time as players attempt to defeat as many enemies as possible before the countdown reaches zero.

Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D offers players a variety of gameplay formats with a solo mission option or the ability to team up with others across the world in two-player co-op via network play The game also includes the addition of an all new Skill Slot feature. Players will be able to fill three skill slots from a selection of 30 skills including improvements to weapons performance, reload speed or melee abilities and customise characters to best suit their style of play.

Packed with pulsating action and features, players will be able to control legendary Resident Evil™ characters from past and present and face off against some of the most terrifying enemies, such as the Executioner and Popo Karimu. Playable characters include Chris Redfield, Krauser, Hunk, Jill Valentine, Rebecca Chambers, Albert Wesker and, making her debut in a Mercenaries game, Claire Redfield.

See Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D in action at and stay tuned for more updates!

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User Comments (15)



Spoony_Tech said:

I thought this was already Europe bound. Well good for you guys. Sometimes it must suck being considered second for some higher profile games.



Cipher said:

@Tech101 It was coming to Europe regardless of who was distributing it, but Nintendo and Capcom have done this a few times before - particularly with Ghost Trick and Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition - and it's given them that little extra boost, particularly in the UK.



alLabouTandroiD said:

Will be interesting to see if this game will come to the german market too. And if it will be cut and censored then.



taffy said:

July... not to bad. Also, I wonder if Leon will be playable in this game. The Mercenaries mode started on Resident Evil 4 if i'm not much mistaken.



ToneDeath said:

I guess this should mean it'll come with Club Nintendo points too.
I still want that SNES classic controller, though I just know they'll add something even better to the Stars catalogue right after I eventually (hopefully) get it.

@taffy: It'll kind of suck if Leon's not in it, but as PS3 and 360 gamers will know Capcom are quite fond of downloadable content. So don't be surprised if the likes of Leon, Ada and who knows, maybe even a playable version of the RE4 merchant character turn up in the eShop, perhaps as early as launch day.



daznsaz said:

mercenaries started on resi 3 but it was obviously bit different old viewpoint but was called mercenaries



AmarMah said:

the very fact that ninty are distributing this is the proof people need that nintendo are backing action/blaster/blockbusters titles. and many many more to come. Great news for the third partys!



SilverBaretta said:

@taffy: As I recall, there was sort of a precursor to The Mercenaries in RE2, but RE3 was when it was actually called The Mercenaries. So, technically, if anyone should be in it, it should be Jill, and she is in it.



daznsaz said:

you could play through bits as a piece of tofu but wasnt quite mercearies in re2

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