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Kawata: "I'd Love to Make a Resident Evil for Wii U"

Posted by Trevor Chan

Would you love to see one?

While the prospect of developing for the Wii U has excited some developers, others remain less vocal and instead, have almost chosen to wait and see what other developments take place from now until its 2012 launch. Masachika Kawata from Capcom is clearly excited about bringing a certain franchise to the console.

Speaking to CVG, the Resident Evil producer ― who's currently working on Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City ― has expressed his willingness in bringing a Resident Evil game to Nintendo's upcoming new home console, although whether there's going to be one at all remains to be determined:

Whether or not we actually will develop a Resident Evil title for Wii U, we'll put that aside as obviously I don't know yet... But for me personally, I'd love to do just that. It's a very, very interesting piece of hardware. Whenever I see new game machines and their new possibilities get into my head, the ideas just start flowing. I'd absolutely love to make a Resident Evil on it. I really love the idea of being able to play the game even if my wife or my kids come and steal the TV. That's great, brilliant.

Although Capcom hasn't announced whether there will or will not be a Resident Evil Wii U game, that hasn't prevented staff members from imagining ways to utilise the unique controller offered by the Wii U. Operation Raccoon City designer Kenji Matsuura explained the effect the console's unveiling had on his motivation:

As a game designer, when I see Wii U, my first thoughts are: 'Oh wow, I could do this or that, or what would happen if I try to make a game like X,Y or Z.' My motivation instantly goes through the roof and I want to try a lot of interesting new things. Nothing's been decided specifically for Resident Evil but it certainly would be interesting.


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User Comments (32)



OmegaM said:

Or use it to quick item usage and checking maps, health and for some puzzles.



Lan said:

please include wiimote aiming. it's a deal breaker if it doesn't have it



daznsaz said:

would i love them to make one? is the pope a catholic? will they make one for wiiu? does a bear dump in the woods? look forward to whatever they make★



TrevorTheChan said:

If Capcom makes one, you know it makes sense to grind up the herbs using the touch screen. Shaking the controller to mix two different types together. [Homer Simpson-style drooling]



daznsaz said:

imagine looking into your controller screen while your opening a manhole cover and something jumping out at you sounds a bit babyish actually lol but the possibilities are big with wiiu



Graph said:

Why do you people want yet another remake or a port of an old game? Seriously. I'd rahter have a sequel. It seems today we are flooded with remakes, re-imaginings from the video game and movie industry. It's getting ridiculous.

I want RE6.



CanisWolfred said:

He won't be able to make it. Capcom will just license it out to yet another western developer, and it'll be an abomination unleashed on mankind.



JimmyWhale said:

Of course I want more Resident Evil! How about an HD Chronicles collection? Of course RE6 would be better



NassaDane said:

How about no. And while we are at it how about Kawata never makes another RE game again. That would be great.



JGMR said:

Resident Evil 2 Remake is one of the most wanted games ever, one has to read the official Capcom board, to see that. Will they ever give in????



Edwrd said:

Porting Operation Racoon City over would be cool too, even if its 1 or 2 later.

But yay for more RE on Wii U, want the RE 5 version of Jill Valentine, Sheva too, and Leon but the fun Leon of RE4 and not serious Leon of RE: Degeneration, that might as well be Chris of RE5.



jerryo said:

uhmmmm... NO. the way they make RE games now.. they better not.. maybe start a new action thriller IP. It would be great.

Let them make only RE on 3DS from now on... I prefer alan wake and dead space! (and maybe silent hill)

if i see lots of remakes on wiiU i'll puke!



Dr_Salvador said:

As long as it's not a "Rail Shooter" I'm hooked!
Resident Evil 6 or remakes of 2 & 3 in the style of RE4, would be preferred!
If some of this could be true, it would probably be the reason I would buy a Wii U!



Kirk said:

I really hope one of the main uses for the screen is just being able to use it to play games away from the TV, as opposed to stuffing lots of touch-screen gimmick crap on their just to jump on a bandwagon and therefor making it nigh-on impossible to actually play any games off the main screen anyway because the touch-screen is taken up entirely with all the touch controls so you have to see the main action on the TV screen after all.



daznsaz said:

i played re5 on my laptop wasnt as good as 4 but with wiimote would be lot better



OldBoy said:

@Kawata So f****** make one then.
What is it with games companies and their vague statements.Pretty sure Nintendo wouldn't say no to a new Resi.Get to it!!



CanisWolfred said:

^He can't just make whatever he wants. He's not in charge. It has be approved first. All this really means is that now there's a chance he'll even try.



Gamer83 said:

Just as long as it's an actual RE adventure game and not a rail shooter I'm fine with that. Revelations looks awesome and Capcom has showed a willingness in the past to support Nintendo home consoles with top notch RE games so hopefully this means 6 will find its way to the Wii U.



hYdeks said:

I would love to see a RE5 port AND RE6 on this system, plus whatever they throw...I love RE



RedBlueSpot said:

The characters in Resident Evil should be equipped with the WiiU-2000. A device where you can check the map, see your inventory and keeping track of your health. That would be awesome, not "just a controller" for the player but also for the in-game character.

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