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Capcom Shares Revelations on Wii U's Resident Evil Potential

Posted by Thomas Whitehead

Not necessarily Resident Evil 6

With Wii U about to arrive we've seen a decent level of third-party support in the launch window release schedule, though plenty of big-name multi-platform releases and franchises are missing. One of these is Resident Evil 6, even prompting us to refer to it as a game that needs Wii U. It's not the most loved title in the series history, but after 3DS gamers enjoyed the handheld-exclusive Resident Evil Revelations, it's surprising that Nintendo fans are again missing out on a major home console release in the franchise.

All may not be lost for zombie killing fans, however, and we're not referring to the launch day release of ZombiU. Resident Evil Revelations director Koshi Nakanishi has spoken to Official Nintendo Magazine about the development potential of Wii U, and hinted at a desire to work on a Resident Evil title for the system.

The Wii U certainly looks like it will enable creators to come up with all kinds of never-before-seen gameplay ideas. There are lots of things I'd like to try out on it.

If I was to work on a game for the Wii U, I would definitely want to make something that couldn't be done on any other hardware. The GamePad's separate screen enables so many possibilities, and playing on a television screen would enable sharing the experience in a way that wasn't possible on Nintendo 3DS. I feel it would let us create a very unique and fun Resident Evil game.

Of course that's a long way from actually confirming a Resi game on Wii U, but considering the Wii's legacy of re-released GameCube classics and on-rails light-gun shooters, we'll take any hint at a new release that we can get.

After Revelations on 3DS, would you be excited if Nakanishi and his team were given the go-ahead to work on a new Resident Evil game on Wii U? Share your thoughts below.

[via officialnintendomagazine.co.uk, vg247.com]

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User Comments (35)

kyuubikid213

#1

kyuubikid213 said:

I'm 100% cool with it just so long as it isn't the sequel to Revelations. Revelations left itself wide open for a sequel and I think that should be done on the 3DS as well.

The Wii U Resident Evil should give us either an existing Resident Evil title with updated Wii U controls or another spin-off that follows the path set by Revelations or Code Veronica.

MAB

#2

MAB said:

Give me a 40 hour old-school fixed camera angle fest and this Resi Eviler will be very happy ;) (never gonna happen but I can dream)

eviLaTtenDant

#3

eviLaTtenDant said:

I think they're going for a very Revelations-esque title on the Wii U. The scanner portions are a very good fit for the Game Pad. Just make a coherent campaign instead of splitting it up into missions and things will be fine.
Anyway, i hope the Wii U will at least get the best version of RE7. Can't imagine people taking the console seriously if it doesn't get the main entries of all these great franchises out there.

Shiryu

#4

Shiryu said:

Looking forward to it, since "Resident Evil Revelations" on the 3DS is by far the best RE I played since 4.

CrimsonMoonMist

#5

CrimsonMoonMist said:

Loved Revelations, it's by far the best modern RE game since 4 in my opinion so I'd be all for something in the same style for the WiiU.

Araknie

#6

Araknie said:

Okay the article okay ignoring the fact of MH3 Ultimate on the way, okay that, one can be wanting more.
But seriously Resident Evil i pretty dead to me, RE6 insults gaming and finally sales are coming back to them. They didn't even meet the sales of more than 2 milions copie in launch period par console. It's bad, if an RE totally a new one, and seen very closely to be like Revelations.

BenAV

#7

BenAV said:

I'd take a new, exclusive Resident Evil game for the Wii U over Resident Evil 6 anyway.
Look at what you did with Revelations and use it, because that was rather enjoyable.

GameLord08

#8

GameLord08 said:

A new, exclusive Resident Evil akin to RE: Revelations, with impeccable use of the GamePad, Capcom. Nothing less, nothing more.

Aviator

#11

Aviator said:

It has a 70% average on Metacritic.

If that's not a good review then I don't know what is. It certainly isn't a bad one.

19Robb92

#12

19Robb92 said:

I loved Resident Evil Revelations, so If they can make something that resembles that game on the WiiU the, yes please.

As long as there's some exploration, actual horror and a creepy atmosphere I'm all for it.

capitalism

#15

capitalism said:

While it would be awesome to get a sequel to Revelations I want a damn numbered Resident Evil on my Wii U Capcom!

Sun

#16

Sun said:

Of course both RE5 and RE6 should be on Wii U. It doesn't make any sense not to release them. It's one of Capcom's major franchises and one that actually gets exclusive entries for Nintendo consoles. So again, what's the point in not releasing the multiplatform ones? I love all pre 5 RE and also REvelations by the way.

Magnet_Man018

#18

Magnet_Man018 said:

@Aviator But it still isn't a good one. It should have gotten something like a 81% like Black/White 2 or another awesome mark like the 96% of RE4. But it didn't. Conclusion: RE6<RE4,RE3,RE2,RE,RERev, etc...

Yosher

#19

Yosher said:

Yes, yes, please bring both RE5 and 6 to the Wii U! I'm solely a Nintendo gamer but I still love Resident Evil as well. I loved Resident Evil 4, and played tons of Co-op on both Resident Evil games for 3DS, and I would love to play more co-op on both RE5 and 6 on Wii U as well.

JavierYHL

#20

JavierYHL said:

just let re remain on sony or microsoft consoles...the series is getting crap anyway...

Nintendoro

#21

Nintendoro said:

Capcom ows us Nintendo fans Resi 5 and 6 firstly... But if something like Revelations came to Wii U as an exclusive game, that would be fantastic. Wii U gamepad most certainly could be perfect controller for a game that has items menus, scanners and map

Marioman64

#22

Marioman64 said:

that picture reminds me, hopefully they wii u gamepad will make them stop making games where you have to constantly whip the wiimote to speed up. Okami and Twilight Princess i'm looking at you...

SCAR392

#23

SCAR392 said:

I hope they make a fun RE this time. I liked 5(not as much as the first 4 of course), but 6 was unbelievably crappy IMHO. The zombies were cool, but the areas the game were played in sucked, and controls weren't that good, and it was too short. I played it on my friends Xbox to see if it was worth buying, and it's not, so I'm not getting it for any console. Just make a collection of all the old ones Capcom, if HD, including the GCN remakes, or remakes of all of them for HD, and start making good ones unlike RE6. All the rest of the RE games I'm fine with(main series), but RE6 was horrible... I hate to say that you know.

AntiGuy

#24

AntiGuy said:

That's the good thing about owning a 360, finished Resi 6 yesterday, it was awesome. Every Nintendo fan should at least own either a PS3 or 360.

Sun

#25

Sun said:

Each RE is worse, don't deny it. I love the series but they have to bring quality back as they did with Revelations. 65 reviews of RE6 and it gets 67%. We know that for being a major franchise that mark means it's not a good game.

Popyman

#26

Popyman said:

Get everyone who made Revelations together again. They seem to be the only people who know how to make a good RE game with a balance of old and new gameplay styles. :(

hamae

#27

hamae said:

"it would let us create a very unique and fun Resident Evil game."
It's confirmed: Capcom is making Resident Evil Party!!

sinalefa

#29

sinalefa said:

I would rather have a new RE that improves on 6, preferably an exclusive to have people buying and supporting Wii U, in a similar vein to Revelations and 3DS.

Why should we ask for a port of a game that will be about a year old and that did not get so awesome reviews (as opposed to say, Arkham City or Mass Effect 3) when a new game from the ground up could do so much more? Nakanishi is on to something there.

SPEtheridge

#30

SPEtheridge said:

I wouldn't mind seeing a Resident Evil game on Wii U, i think it should be a new game though and not a port of 6, More in line with Revelations which had a more eerie atmosphere.

HawkeyeWii

#32

HawkeyeWii said:

I can very realistically see a Resident Evil HD Trilogy pack with RE4, RE5, and RE6.
@BlackFira I would love to play any RE game they throw at me. I totally agree!

Sun

#33

Sun said:

@sinalefa Because we should be able to choose and to have every possible option. If the games are made bring them on. Of course new games are also needed but why ignore the already existing games? Didn't they come to Gamecube anyway?

Gamer83

#34

Gamer83 said:

Revelations is my favorite RE game since Code Veronica so I'd love to see this guy and his team make an RE game similar to that for Wii U. I'd also be fine with an enhanced port of 6 though, it's not the best RE but it's still much better than a lot of people are giving it credit for.

Goku

#35

Goku said:

I think Capcom should remake Resident Evil 0,2 and 4 for WiiU. In HD Better graphics then Battlefeild 3

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