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Capcom Is Remastering The GameCube Resident Evil, But It's Not Coming To Wii U

Posted by Damien McFerran

Headed to PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One

Capcom has confirmed that it is producing a HD remaster of the 2002 GameCube Resident Evil remake, and that the title won't be coming to the Wii U despite previously being a Nintendo exclusive.

Set for digital launch next year, this new version of Resident Evil is coming to PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One, and will boast 1080p visuals on next-gen systems. Last-gen consoles will showcase 720p graphics, while all versions will offer support for 5.1 surround sound.

The original 4:3 aspect ratio will be selectable, but you'll also be able to pick a 16:9 ratio. There's also a new scrolling camera which improves upon the static view used in the original game. Multiple control methods will also be included.

The PS3 and Xbox 360 editions are expected to launch before Christmas, with the PS4 and Xbox One versions coming early 2015. The Japanese price will be 3990 Yen (£23 / $38).

Originally launched in 2002, the GameCube remake was exclusive to the system, and would later be relaunched on the Wii in 2008 (2009 in the west).

How do you feel about Capcom ignoring the Wii U with this release? Let us know with a comment below.

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King47 said:

This royal BS, what is Nintendo doing to make sure publishers keep doing this? I'd there an effort I their part to reduce this?



Megatonwhale said:

What is this betrayal? Well, I can't say I'm disappointed. I've not really had a stake in this series since RE4.



Stu13 said:

I have longed to replay this in HD on my Wii U. This is beyond bogus.



Jazzer94 said:

Still have my GameCube version so not really bummed but sucks that it isn't coming to Wii U.



Chomposaur said:

Wii U users already own the game you can always play it in Wii mode right?

Didn't RE: Revelations bomb in sales on the Wii U version? I can completely understand why Capcom are not porting this game to the Wii U seeing their current financial status.



MeddlingIdiot said:

It'd be nice to have it on Wii U, but it does just sound like another lazy port so far. I wonder why RE2 never got a remake?



MAB said:

I already have the REmakeWiimake versions anyway... Nothing interesting here to spend $500 on a PSBOX41 for the time being



Yosher said:

Meh. I personally loved Revelations on the Wii U. Now I feel sad for ever supporting Capcom on the Wii U.



Grumblevolcano said:

Maybe they're skipping Wii U because instead they'll release the Gamecube original on Wii U VC, after all look at all the Mega Man games they're releasing on VC recently (they're doing better with support than Nintendo is for 1st party VC titles).



Spoony_Tech said:

Oh great, here we go again. Capcom milking yet another franchise. Had this been RE4 I'd be even more ticked right now. I played it on the cube though and was totally fine with that but this better be budget price anyways. No way I'd pay more then 40$ for it and that pushing it but I guess none of that really matters.



Mega719 said:

Well thanks for nothing Capcom. Hate how 3rd parties think dropping support isn't going to ruin their reputation. Hope Nintendo does buy Capcom soon



RickyNGmr said:

This kind of scenario is what is beyond my mind about why nintendo isn't willing to take a bold move and BUY CAPCOM!! ×× This port not necessarily being the point, but, still, the series itself seems to be moved away from the Big N. At least... secure MH... since it will be 'abandon N ship' soon... WE CANT ALLOW THAT TO HAPPEN!! ^^

Well, is their business... there's things that always will be above fans, why? Who knows!!



RickyNGmr said:

This kind of scenario is what is beyond my mind about why nintendo isn't willing to take a bold move and BUY CAPCOM!! ×× This port not necessarily being the point, but, still, the series itself seems to be moved away from the Big N. At least... secure MH... since it will be 'abandon N ship' soon... WE CANT ALLOW THAT TO HAPPEN!! ^^

Well, is their business... there's things that always will be above fans, why? Who knows!!



Emblem said:

Samurai warriors 3 Chronicles and EO 2 were both confirmed earlier but i some how knew this story was going to be posted on NL first despite it coming later lol.

Anyway sucks for Wii U only owners i guess, i seriously doubt i'm going to buy this game again on my PS4. I loved the 1st one on my PS1 and REmake on cube so i've had my fill.



Chrono_Cross said:

A smart move. A great way to capture a new user base with the game that literally started it all.

Hats off to you, Capcom.



Nintenjoe64 said:

Doesn't having 'an improved scrolling camera' completely ruin what made the original scary? HD remake of an SD remake. I wouldn't be surprised if this is followed by RE2 1080p without improved textures or models.

The thing I don't get about this is that RE:R did much worse on 360 compared to Wii U given the massive disparity in userbase. This would sell like dog business on Wii U so you can't really complain that it's skipping Wii U. It will be funny when it sells worse than revelations though



Nimious said:

Soul Calibur II HD without Wii U bummed me out and now Resident Evil is the same.

No love for the Wii U, no money from the Wii U.



Peach64 said:

Sounds like it's inline with Code Veronica and RE4 HD in terms of the port and price. I'll probably pick it up on a PSN sale for £8.



siavm said:

It's ok with me. If I want to play this in hd I have two systems that I could buy it for. I am not expecting much third party anymore for wii u so news like this does not cause me much nothing. Smash is coming this year and Zelda next year. If you want third party games get another system.



rbmoura85 said:

Conspiracy theory: they are rushing to make a quick buck with this because soon nintendo will buy them o.o



Cyberbotv2 said:

Damn, the Wii U gets nothing. I'm already considering a PS4 anyway namely for the stuff coming in the fall. And I had hopes Capcom would release all RE iterations on the Wii U, but with no N64, no gamecube, no genesis, no dreamcast, etc support, I have zero hope of anything meaningful being released on the VC.



WebHead said:

Shame. I'll probably get it on PS4 but still. Nintendo why are you letting this happen? You can't give capcom a quick call?



unrandomsam said:

@Chomposaur Well Revelations was originally on the 3DS. The limited Wii U userbase at the time who may have been interested more than likely already had it on the 3DS.



bezerker99 said:

Awesome!!! I'll get it for PS3...unlockin' trophies will never have been more scurry!!! D:



Giggity55 said:

It's fine. Let them release an unnecessary remake that is pretty much destined to fail, and let them lose that little bit of chump change they have left in the bank. Then afterwards Nintendo would just buy them off for poopydoodoodoggiepoopledooples and giggles after they go bankrupt for making yet ANOTHER stupid decision.



TrueWiiMaster said:

This is why so many of the old 3rd party developers are so hated. They happily abandon their fans if they think there's money elsewhere. They expect loyalty, but have none. Capcom should hurry up and get bought by a better company (ideally Nintendo).



WebHead said:


I know I know. I'm not mad just miffed. Nintendo can get (at least timed) exclusives like MH4 and originally RE: R but can't get a remaster of a game that's been available on their previous three consoles?



0utburst said:

So this was ported on the Wii? Under what title? I've only seen RE4, RE Umbrella Chronicles and Darkside Chronicles. Dunno which one is which.



AndyWARbear said:

It's great that more gamers get a chance to play this amazing game. But whatever happened to repaying your initial customers? It's called good fan service... This is the equivalent of Capcom giving Nintendo gamers the finger.



Jazzer94 said:

@TrueWiiMaster Hate to break it to you but most Res fans will own a PS or Xbox so they aren't alienating that many when lookng at the big picture.



fluggy said:

Best in the series.... A 3ds version would suit me. Revelations is a very handsome title on 3ds.... GC remake could really play to the 3ds's strengths.



0utburst said:

Thanks. I didn't see one on GameStop. And they were selling the used other RE titles for 25-30 euros so I didn't buy any. Amazon is selling at the same price brand new but still not getting it at that price point. I'll check archives though if it's cheaper.



millarrp said:

It's kind of disappointing, but at the same time I probably would have skipped it anyways. I tried the GC and Wii remakes and I found the control scheme unenjoyable.



DBailey said:

Gee, thanks Capcom. You're welcome for all the Monster Hunter and Megaman support for many a year.



TrueWiiMaster said:

@Jazzer94 @Aviator
This is a remake that, until now, was exclusive to Nintendo's systems. Any success it has seen has been on Nintendo's systems, and everyone that played it did so on Nintendo's systems. Capcom is indeed abandoning its fans.



XFsWorld said:

I'm not disappointed. Capcom is having financial problems, putting this game on WiiU wouldn't sell at all. I would buy it on another system.



Mega719 said:

@Jazzer94 it has it's fans with Nintendo gamers too. Sure this won't sell yet but Capcom should be respecting their whole fanbase



AmyGrrl said:

I will be buying this for sure. I wonder if this version will still have Jill's ammo gltich.



Kolzig said:

Kind of ok idea to remaster it, but completely dumb decision from Capcom to not make a version of this on the platform that had in the past the original remaster version.

I mean Namco and Soul Calibur II HD not on Wii U was insane since it was so far ahead of the other version back in the day. Zelda included SC2 on GC was The Best version of that game.

Capcom really doesn't know what they are doing.



blackknight77 said:

This is one of my favorite games of all time. I'll get it for sure. But they could at least release a digital version for Wii U



Jazzer94 said:

@TrueWiiMaster And Resident Evil 1 wasn't on a Nintendo console till 2006 so your point is moot, most Resident Evil fans will own more then a Nintendo console and more than likely a PS or Xbox instead.

@Mega719 Respecting fans for what, they are a company they will make games for platforms that will bring in the most money instead of wasting time and resources for very little gain.



ericthecheese said:

This would not sell well on Wii U. According to sales figures, the REmake only sold 1.35 million and RE4 1.7 million on the GameCube. Those are very low numbers for two games that were expensive to produce and critically praised. I also think the limited storage space on the WII U internal memory may play a small role because they could be thinking "Our games don't sell on Nintendo platforms, so what are the chances they would buy a download only title with their already low storage space?"



GN004Nadleeh said:

it is the best version of a survival horror classic ever and i am happy to be able to get it in hd! the wii u can play the wii version, i know it kinda sucks but at least you can have it now.



LegatoSkyheart said:

Why isn't this title coming to the WiiU exactly? It seems like it would take the least amount of effort since there is a Wii version. Just add Miiverse Support and you got a game.



kukabuksilaks said:

If I'm getting this it'll be for PC.
maybe they'll announce a re:2 and 3 REmake for the Wii U as a 12 year exclusive.. (like that's gonna happen )


Consider getting the Gamecube version instead of Archives, I have both and the GameCube is superior imo. I bought the Wii version started it up, played a bit and then switched to the GC version.. I seem to remember the Wii version looking worse and not being full-screen. but I've only had the Wii version out of the cover that one time on launch day so it's slightly blurry in my memory..

(you'll need a GC or a Wii of course)



Yosher said:

Y'know what, I was excited that Mega Man was in Smash, but even that got shot down the drain now. Mega Man is now officially my punching bag. Capcom can go to heck, it doesn't get any more insulting than this.



Warruz said:

Time to begin the Twitter Campaign to bring this to Wii U. How about everyone tweet #BringReHDtoWiiU



sjgidman said:

it really should of been a wii u exclusive especially with them new gamecube style controllers coming out



Gerbwmu said:

As I was scrolling through my phone decided to report someone.....sorry to whoever it was. Anyone know how to check and un-report in case of phone / user malfunction



MoonKnight7 said:

Kind of insulting that this is based on the build from the Gamecube remake and it isn't coming to a Nintendo console.

Speaking of Resident Evil games. Could we please get a sequel to Revelatioins via the 3DS? Please and thank you.



Mega719 said:

If I see another game announcement coming to all systems except Wii U I officially hate Capcom. Sure give us Mega Man VC but that needs to happen, Mega Man basically IS Nintendo



Kogorn733 said:

Mad at Capcom for doing this, but we have the Wii version playable in Wii mode at least.



MAB said:

@Mega719 Not really... Mega Man has been on everything from the Mega Drive/Genesis/Game Gear/Saturn to the PSX/PS2/PSP and even PC



TruenoGT said:

When they're not even doing quick and dirty ports to Wii U, I'm guessing we won't see any new games from Capcom either. If they're excluding Wii U based on Revelations sales, they gotta remember most Wii U gamers are also 3DS gamers who probably already played it and didn't double-dip (that's me). Maybe that's their logic, since most Wii U gamers were probably also Gamecube and/or Wii owners who also have already played this (that's me also).



Mega719 said:

@MAB not talking about the past I mean now. People are even begging Nintendo to just buy Mega Man from them so the series can finally get back on track. Maybe they can revive the games Capcom infamously canceled



WilliamK said:

For me I only liked RE4, I had the others and hated it... glad I still got my original RE4 GC disks.



kobashi100 said:

What people should be worried about is that this pretty much confirms that any new RE game will not be on Wii U.

It's embarrassing to be honest.



MAB said:

The path Nintendo is heading down these days means it won't be long until they go 3rd party and start dipping their toes into the Smartphone pool



JudgeMethos said:

How do I feel? Typical. Guess I have no choice but to get either the PC version or PS4. I wouldn't be surprised if a Wii U version comes out later in 2015 after the fact. Then when it doesn't sell, Capcom will limit remakes for the Wii U. Same old, same old.



TruenoGT said:

On a technical note, I'm surprised this is only 720p for PS3 and 360. Given that it's a game with pre-rendered backgrounds and very similar models to the GC version, I'm sure they could have done 1080p, especially since there are more graphically impressive games at 1080p on PS3 already (e.g. Wipeout HD). It's almost as if they're gimping the last gen version to make the PS4/XB1 versions artificially seem more impressive, what a joke.



MoonKnight7 said:


"...they gotta remember most Wii U gamers are also 3DS gamers who probably already played it and didn't double-dip..."

Exactly, I felt the same way. I wasn't going to shell out $40-$50 on a game I just played.



PinkSpider said:

Another remake of resident evil 1, you should be giving it away free haven't you made enough money off this game already capcom.



Rekiotsu said:

I don't understand what all big developers have against Wii U, it's like they are just abandoning the system and thinking all hope is lost for Wii U, even Wii U is clearly alive and getting just better. Just come on Capcom, you know this is wrong.



AyeHaley said:

NO NO NO NO NO!! Darn Capcom! We want it on Wii U! Ugh another reason to get a PS4.
Why can they release it on PS3 and X360 and not Wii U...its silly.



Caryslan said:

Abadon their fans? Resident Evil started on the Playstation, and outside of a few games that eventually got ports to Playstation platforms has pretty much been considered a Playstation franchise since the PS1 era.

Maybe this remaster is unneeded, but I would wager most of the Resident Evil fanbase is on the Playstation and to a lesser degree the Xbox.

If this were Mega Man, people may have a point. But let's be honest here, outside of the RE remake, RE Zero, RE 4, and RE: Revelations, Resident Evil has been nothing more than a minor blip on Nintendo platforms. Two of those games(4 and Revelations) were ported anyway, so they even arrived on the Playstation.

Capcom is going where the market is for Resident Evil fans, and quite frankly its the Playstation. The Xbox and Nintendo brands are extra icing on the cake.

I still think the Wii U does deserve a port of this game, but the main fanbase for the series is on the Playstation and the Xbox.

But they are not abandoning their fans, since the vast majority of the people who like Resident Evil are likely not going to play it on a Nintendo platform anyway.



Nintend0ro said:

I say we grab forks and torches and head to RE's Facebook page to demand this for Wii U. Who's with me?!!!



gatorboi352 said:

smh @ all the people in this thread actually having the nerve to blame Capcom.

I've told you all time and time again, Nintendo's 3rd party woes are their own doing.



SetupDisk said:

Maybe they realized Nintendo fans would have one or two versions of this already? I see no reason to buy it again for PS3 unless it goes on flash sale. That or they fixed invisible mode having to have the bomb guy if you unlocked them in that order. Or some awesome Jill fan service. Actually it would probably take all three.



kereke12 said:

See What I mean Nintendo isn't doing anything to get 3rd party to Wii U. This is ridiculous!



DerpSandwich said:

They're obviously skipping Wii U because of low sales of RE:R, but low sales of RE:R were because of its TERRIBLE, TERRIBLE CONTROLS.

This industry is baffling and infuriating.



Caryslan said:

@t377y000 The PS3 and Xbox 360 are still very popular systems that have an active base of players that buy games. Not everyone is upgrading to the new consoles right now, so Capcom would be stupid to ignore the two consoles with the biggest userbases out of all the consoles that are being sold right now.

Especially since this is an HD remaster, meaning they don't need the most powerful consoles to make it work.



Expa0 said:

Never was a particular fan of the remake, I'll take the PS1 original over it any day of the week.



Mega719 said:

@Rekiotsu they want to make money, they don't necessarily hate Wii U they hate it's sales. 3rd Parties don't work for fans anymore



dkxcalibur said:

The only RE game that I thought was really good was RE4 anyways. They can have their remake. But this does point to why Capcom is in trouble. They need to work on fixing or creating not remaking!



SetupDisk said:

PS3 and Xbox 360 is where the money is going to at for quite a while. Companies can't ignore that. This is just a quick cash grab anyway.



timtimdaunholy said:

wow i cant get a remake of a remake of a game I've beaten

i think ill sleep

the gamecube/wii one still looks good anyway

I want the really good voice acting in 5.1 though



SetupDisk said:

Is quite hilarious that a complete remake that had such love and care put into now has two quick port versions. Soon to be on ios port for a third by next year most likely.



DerpSandwich said:

@SetupDisk Even just compared to regular shooters. You've got to move the stick soooo much for the game to register movement. It makes everything so inaccurate. I'm glad some people enjoyed it, but I really don't understand how, and I feel like Capcom killed the game's potential with those controls.



Cyberbotv2 said:

@datamonkey: I love Nintendo, but I miss a lot of the sports games, and that upcoming lineup on the PS4 looks great. And if PS Now is implemented well, I will likely purchase earlier rather than later. Maybe that Destiny bundle with an artic white PS4.....



Einherjar said:

Thats Capcom everyone. Raise your arms and applaud.
Can someone go over there and explain them that the biggest source of hype for one of their creations comes from a nintendo game on a nintendo platform at the moment ?
Yes, i DO mean the blue bomber in smash. But oh well, its still capcom.



HawkeyeWii said:

It is about time!!!!! An HD remaster is long, long, overdue for this fantastic videogame. The graphics for this still hold up amazingly and could easily be mistaken for a game from last gen. I am a little disappointed however that it isn't coming to Wii U in some way. I have this on Wii, but you can bet that I'll get this day one for PS3.



Shy_Guy said:

I still have my GameCube copy,but very upset this is not coming to Wii U. I thought Nintendo own the rights to this game since it hasn't been ported on other systems for so long? So disappointed about this....



IceClimbers said:

@gatorboi352 WRONG! It's OUR doing, not Nintendo's. WE are the ones who don't buy 3rd party games enough on Nintendo platforms.

Hate to break it to you, but Nintendo's 3rd party woes will NEVER go away. There is nothing Nintendo can do to fix it.



darkgamer001 said:

Actually it is Capcom's doing. This is a port, not a new game. Are you telling me that a port of a game that was loved on both the GC and the Wii would do badly on the Wii U, yet would do well on the other platforms?
Are you telling me that they wouldn't recoup the peanuts it would cost them to put this on Wii U? Come on now...
There is a perception problem that's running rampant and distorting reality, end of.



MightyKrypto said:

What!?!? a 3rd party game isn't coming to WiiU?... No suprise there, honestly! Can't go wrong with PS4 at times like these. There is an insane amount of awesome games coming out for it in the next couple months. Glad i have both consoles!!!



SnappyJon said:


Amazon UK have the Wii version listed at £14.25 (new) and the Gamecube version listed at about £15 (used: like new).

I can see why Capcom don't think it would sell on the Wii U. If you wanted it, you would already have it (and probably for much cheaper than this new HD version will be).



GN004Nadleeh said:

if its not coming to wii u then it was probably nintendo who decided! maybe you can get the ds version on the virtual console?



TrueWiiMaster said:

This isn't RE1. This is the remake of RE1, which was a Nintendo exclusive.

"most Resident Evil fans will own more then a Nintendo console and more than likely a PS or Xbox instead"
That may be true, but that goes with what I said. They're abandoning the Nintendo fans that supported this game to follow the money. They don't care about their fans, and that's why many are coming to hate them.



AdanVC said:

Even tough we already know the fate of Wii U in terms of 3rd Party games by having absolutely zero 3rd party support, stuff like this still makes me literally depressed, y'know? YOU KNOW?... Freaking Nintendo it's like... they don't even want to try anymore with 3rd party stuff. They believe that customers will be waiting patiently 4 to 5 months between each 1st party game and everything will be good and it well sell like pancakes... There's still 2 months left to get Hyrule Warriors for example, hahah. SIGH.



IceClimbers said:

@Cyberbotv2 What upcoming lineup? There's nothing worthwhile for PS4 until next year. LBP3? On PS3. Destiny? Cross gen multiplat. Far Cry 4? Cross gen multiplat. Pretty much all cross gen. Only thing really noteworthy that is exclusive to PS4 is Driveclub, unless you haven't played The Last of Us yet.



IceClimbers said:

@TrueWiiMaster Most of those Nintendo fans jumped ship and abandoned Nintendo or own a PlayStation or Xbox as well as their Nintendo system. Those that are Nintendo-only are in the very small minority, as many get their Nintendo fix from handhelds.



FullbringIchigo said:

stil got the original ps1 version and the GameCube remake, I don't need it again

although a Wii U Resident Evil Collection containing RE0-RE6 would be great



electrolite77 said:


Do games not count if they're multi platform or something? Because they certainly look like a reason to buy a PS4 to me especially as the likes of Destiny, Alien Isolation and Far Cry 4 aren't going to be on Wii U



Cyberbotv2 said:

@IceClimbers : I never got the chance to play The last of us. Also, the sports games. NBA 2k15, WWE 2k15, NBA Live 2k15, Madden ( which I haven't played in a decade), little big planet. And as I mentioned, PS Now with previous generations of ps games is a huge deal. I'm just waiting for the right bundle. The Wii U has been my primary console, but has gradually become the dumbest decision I've ever made.



electrolite77 said:


Agree. This looks like a very half hearted upscale of the Cube game which will be very little improvement on the Wii version. No great loss even if it's depressing to see yet more games not making it to Nintendos games Console.



TheKingOfTown said:

People just need to not have only Nintendo consoles. If that happens, then stuff like this won't upset you.



larry_koopa said:


Agreed. I love all things Mario but I couldn't imagine limiting myself to just a Nintendo console. There's just so many other games out there that will never grace a Nintendo platform.



Hy8ogen said:

I guess the days of me getting a PS4 is getting closer. Once I've gotten a PS4, I will not buy multiplats on the Wii U anymore (unless there are a certain features that are exclusive on the Wii U like rayman legends etc).

Sorry Nintendo, I love you but if you're not going to bring 3rd parties on board and let them slap you like this, your lost buddy. All I have to do is go to your competitor because I have no obligation to stay on your system only.

@NintendoMark Still waiting for a decent deal on the PS4....definitely not paying more than 350 bucks for it.



Ryno said:

Good choice Capcom. Nintendo users would ignore this game like other 3rd party games. Glad you made Wii versions of the remakes though.

@TheKingOfTown: Or people can only have 1 console and find other hobbies instead of just playing video games.



FullbringIchigo said:

@electrolite77 sad thing is more and more third party games will be skipping the Wii U because of all the trouble that happened between Nintendo and EA

also it has nothing to do with sales either because world wide the Wii U is out selling the XB1 and in japan is currently outselling the PS4 so something else is going on and I can only think it's because of all the ****stirring that EA did when they fell out with Nintendo (rumour is it was because Nintendo wouldn't use Origin for all it's online components thus giving control of online play and the eShop to EA and I wouldn't either but like I said that's just rumour it may not be true but I wouldn't put it past EA)



AJ_Lethal said:

Given the Wii U architechture is basically an evolved version of the GC one, that's slap to the face, Capcom. Not cool.



Luna-Harmony said:

Glad i own a PS4 i love nintnedo but couldn't survive purely on nintendo with lack of online multiplayer.
Shame really as this was gamecube's home for RE1 and it's an amazing game.



SecondServing said:

Third party companies are finally jumping ship...even Capcom.

Don't expect Monster Hunter 4 to hit Wii U.



DJSmith99 said:

@Diddy_kong Not everyone can afford more than one console. Of course I have Both a Wii U and PS3 but it's still disappointing. They could've used the gamepad features to make the Wii U version the best version but probably won't happen.



Hy8ogen said:

@WaLzgi I could be wrong, but I thought every Wii U game sold Nintendo rips a profit? So if I get them on the PS4, won't Nintendo lose money?



Captain_Toad said:

Meh, not too miffed on this. Nintendo already got like 2 versions of this already. Let 'em enjoy their remasters.

And Ashley. Heh, heh.



Mystemo said:

Bogus! I'd love to play a HD version of this awesome game but I'm not going to support the game if Capcom don't support the Nintendo fans who bought it at its original release. Guess I'll just play the GC version again.



kereke12 said:

See what I mean guys, no one wants to mess with the Game-Pad. It so sad that Capcom would miss out on Wii U. When in fact the game was on a Nintendo Console. That pisses me off.



Ryu_Niiyama said:

If this weren't the third remake and I still have my GCN copy I'd be upset. How about they port viewtiful joe to the wiiu or killer 7?



Melkac said:

This is freaking messed up. I can't believe Capcom would do this...oh wait, I do! Because Capcom is a terrible company!

I really hope Nintendo is the one to buy Capcom, if not, just get bankrupt already...



TrueWiiMaster said:

That's irrelevant. The fact is, there are still many gamers that would either choose the Wii U version, or would have no other choice than the Wii U version. Many of those people are the same people that supported the original game, and Capcom's abandoning them, choosing to "follow the money" rather than please their fans.



bofis said:

booooo, would have been great on the gamepad making use of it like ZombiU



bloodycelt said:

It would be easy to port it to WiiU, easier than making the PS3 version. After all the Gamecube/Wii has a very similar architecture to the WiiU.

If the WiiU picks up enough sales, capcom will prob. release the REmake for WiiU, but at a later date; since who here would buy it if it did not have second screen support?



accc said:

The character models are the only thing that benefits from releasing this in HD. The prerendered backgrounds are exactly the same as they were on the Gamecube and Wii versions.



PokeTune said:

I'm honestly surprised at all the fanboys getting upset that this isn't coming to Wii U. Did you honestly expect any different?



electrolite77 said:


There's more to it than that. Developers believe they have more chance of making money on MS and Sony platforms, and they're right (the sales comparison with the other formats is a bit misleading as they've been on the market for substantially less time)

MS and Sony are willing to incentivise them whereas Nintendo aren't (since the N64 they seem to have viewed their machines as mainly for their software)

The Wii U doesn't have the PC-like architecture of the PS4 and XB1 meaning higher development costs for a platform that already has a history of third-party games bombing

Lack of online architecture on Wii U making development more complicated again.

Not only is it hard to see a way out of this, Nintendo don't seem bothered about a way out of it. They seem happy to have a machine entirely populated with the 10 or so games a year they put out. Unfortunately for them they don't seem to have noticed the diminishing returns from that strategy....



PleaseUnderstan said:

I shall now pretend we are getting skipped over because they are putting a full effort toward Re7 as a exclusive wii-u-title.



electrolite77 said:


Because Nintendo/Sony/MS make money from licensing fees for third-party games on their platform. All that money gamers spend on Sony or MS hardware to play third-party games could be being spent on a Nintendo system.



ElkinFencer10 said:

This is bullpoopoodoodoocacapoopledooplepoop, and I'm beyond pissed off, but I have it for both Gamecube and Wii, and while it SHOULD be on Wii U and Capcom is full of cacapoopiedoopiedoggiedoodoodoopieoople for not porting it, it's not the end of the world; it's just another HD port/remake, and Nintendo's been doing too many of those on their own as it is. If Resident Evil 7 isn't on Wii U, though, we're gonna have problems.



TwilightAngel said:

Hmm either way i'm not buying this again, they already remade it once now their going to remake this twice. What is this resident evil 4 all over again? Are they that poor the only thing they can do is remake games?That's pathetic and funny.The best thing about this i seen so many comments here saying good thing i have the PS4 to buy this.You know whats better they remake resident evil 2 cause that's what everyone wants or better yet bring back survival horror to the resident evil franchise.



TwilightAngel said:

@ElkinFencer10 Bro they don't even have enough money to make resident evil 7.And even if they did make resident evil 7, it would be just like resident evil 6 disappointing and stabbing loyal fans in the back, cause they will never go back to survival horror.



ElkinFencer10 said:

@midnafanboy Really? Because Revelations was pretty damn amazing, and it's not even two years old yet. 6 was disappointing, but Capcom has proven that they can still make a good survival horror game.



TwilightAngel said:

@ElkinFencer10 Oh revelations was amazing, and no doubt they can make survival horror games.But that's what fans want in the new resident evil, if it ever happens.They don't like listening to fans for example resident evil 6, which loyal fan of the franchise wanted that game to be like COD.No one did and that's going to be their downfall.So the only thing they can do is remake game, i'm guessing in the upcoming years.We will see a another remake for resident evil 4.



vonseux said:

More flame for wiiu haters and analysts... pfff and more remastered old gen games for ps4



Caryslan said:

I find it ironic how people will bash Capcom for not putting a game on the Wii U and therefore are "screwing" the fans, but yet they want Capcom to be sold to Nintendo, which would pretty much screw over Playstation and Xbox owners who might like Capcom's games.

None of the big three needs to own Capcom. They are too big, and their games are so varied across numerous platforms, someone buying them out would get a major(and arguably unfair) advantage when it came to support.

Capcom needs new managment, but they also need to remain an independent company.

But here's the thing, why does everyone think the magic solution to Nintendo's third-party support is to go and buy third-party developers?

So what if they buy Capcom and Sega? Hooray, they bought one company that is having managment issues, and they bought another company whose main profits come from arcade and PC games, and whose main developers have left years ago.

Point is, what would Nintendo gain? Exclusive Street Fighter, Resident Evil, and Monster Hunter will sell systems, but it's like putting a band-aid on a large cut. It stops the bleeding to some degree, but does not solve the root of the problem.

And the root of the problem is that third-parties simply don't want to make games on Nintendo's platforms. Of course, some people will chalk this up to "well, third-parties want to be jerks and see Nintendo fail! Its some grand conspiracy!"

But the question is, what does 2K or other third-party developers gain by wanting Nintendo to fail?

This has been a problem since the N64 era, that has only gotten worse each generation. Rather than blasting Capcom for "betraying the fans!" and chalking this up to yet another horrible company that wants to pick on Nintendo, maybe some questions should be asked.

Capcom has no problem supporting Nintendo, their efforts on the 3DS and Wii U have proven that. So, why does Capcom think this game is not worth bringing to the Wii U? Why do games like WWE2K, Madden, NBA2K, and hell, even anime games that have a wide appeal such as Dragon Ball and Naruto not make it to Nintendo platforms?

The problem is not all on the third-parties. Maybe some questions should be asked of Nintendo. Why do their systems never get the support that Sony and Microsoft platforms get? Is it the fact that their hardware is radically different from other consoles, making it harder to port games? A fear that their games will not be bought by Nintendo gamers? The fact that Sony and Microsoft tend to pay good money for exclusive features?

What is it? Because the problem is more than Capcom wanting to be a jerk and give Nintendo fans the middle finger. Rather that assuming these companies are all part of a huge conspiracy to see Nintendo fail, maybe we should ask one simple question. What would they gain from a Nintendo that fails?

The third-party issue does not start with Capcom, Ubisoft, or any other third-party company. It starts with Nintendo.



umegames said:

the real issue is why they're doing this in the 1st place..people have been wanting an RE2 remake much more



originaljohn said:

It feels like I've been kicked in between the legs. Awe well if they want to play it that way I'll pick it up when it's less than a tenner on steam.



Alucard83 said:

I'm not surprised. Don't forget the WII U is quite kiddy and they don't see very much sales on WII U so they target the older gamers on other platforms. That's what i'm thinking why it's not coming to WII U.



Alucard83 said:

I don't think i will go through this game again. I played back then and it was quite scary. I hated that the zombies didn't die right away with gun unless you use very strong weapons, but burning the enemies was an other thing that i didn't think it should've been included. dead is dead



Caryslan said:

@Giggity55 How much do you think this costs? It's a remaster, not a full remake. I highly doubt it cost them that much money to make. It should turn a profit unless it sells only 1,000 copies or something(which is unlikely)



FullbringIchigo said:

@electrolite77 that's what I mean but all the third partys keep going on about is the current install base of the Wii U so something else is up but no one is talking

now I love the Wii U but I rekon in a few years Nintendo will cut their losses and announce a new system that is much easier to program for and with a standerd controller



HumaneBlaze said:

Dosent really bother me to much because its not like I didn't see it seems like its rare now that a game that comes out to multiple consoles will actually come to the wiiu....but again dosent bother me much and I still have the game on gamecube if I really wanna play it



Shy_Guy said:

This really sucks! I would of loved to play this game on the gamepad while laying down in bed. Not fair Capcom!



GuyWithTheGames said:

look, nintendolife wastes their time on an article of a game that isn't coming out on the wii u! i will play this on xbox one no big deal but don't waste you're energy!



GuyWithTheGames said:

look, nintendolife wastes their time on an article of a game that isn't coming out on the wii u! i will play this on xbox one no big deal but don't waste you're energy!



DaemonSword said:

@kereke12 Actually the gamepad made ZombiU awesome, can't imagine playing that on another system, it would suck and be another RE game, with game being paused while you scroll through endless pages of inventory, not to mention it's the best sniper gun ever. Big N's fault for bad advertising, but the gamepad still rocks.



DaemonSword said:

All in all, still messed up. I was about to purchase Revelations (now that I'm at the end of ZombiU), but it seems like Capcom doesn't want my money anymore.



WindWakerLink said:

I read the title of this article and LAUGHED SO LOUD at work! XD I was going to do a rage post but I saw that it was release for the Wii too. I'm guessing "capcom" was like "The Wii U has Wii Mode" so the Wii U people can play it like that. @_@ I dunno.... Am I mad? Not really ONLY because of the Mega Man treatment in the next Smash Bros game! [That's random but I don't care.] XD



Ristar42 said:

Weirdly, Im replaying 1 & 2 at the moment as the first 3 are on sale on PSN for £7.99. Also, finally started playing 6, which so far, is better than I was expecting. To be honest dont think Ill bother with this though, the remake doesnt have the b movie nostaliga of the early games for me, and I still own the Gamecube version.
No Wii U version is unlike Capcom, they must think it would not be worth the cost, against the profit I guess...



ajcismo said:

Come for the article, stay for the comments...

I'm happy with having the 'Cube version in my collection, although I can see why some people might be upset about the Wii U version being left out.



FragRed said:

Meh, I kind of expected as much. Though I am concerned that Nintendo are loosing more and more third party support, unless they are funding the game themselves. I think they need to do some serious negotiating before their next home console comes to the market.



JSaario said:

Ok how the hell do companies expect the WiiU to sell if they dont make games for it?



Gamer83 said:


Revelations bombed on pretty much every console. There's no excuse for this not being on Wii U as it's just a slight upgrade of an over-decade old game.



retro_player_22 said:

Already got this on GameCube and Wii (which could also be play on Wii U) so no thanks. At least the original version looks better than those remastered crap.



JaxonH said:

Go figure.

Oh well, that's why I have other consoles. Wii U is terrific, but as we all know it doesn't play home to many AAA multiplats. I love the system for what it does have, rather than hate it for what it doesn't.

Might have to get this on PS4, we'll see.



rbmoura85 said:

@IceClimbers the consumers dont have an obligation to buy the product. If third party developers like to make some kinds of games and this games look and play better on ps4, them people who are interested in these kinds of experiences will buy a ps4. If nintendo doesnt create the perfect enviroment for these kinds of software, people who buy nintendo consoles will be made up mostly of people who are not that much interested in these experiences.

But can nintendo fix it nowadays? i don all started with the mistake of using cartriges for n64, then it was followed by a series of other mistakes, and a comunity was formed around playstation and xbox. So, even if nintendo does make a perfect console for third party, people who love their playststions and xboxes will not buy it. Therefore nintendo is left with the nintendo fanbase, that is not very much interested in most of the games that third party companies are making.



ShaneBolda said:


I love Nintendo too guys but the reality is that the U isn't very programmer / 3rd Party friendly... Honestly, who cares...

Everyone should own a PS4 and a U... If you're a gamer, there's no reason not to...

Everyone should grow up on here... You guys complain about everything... And usually not very constructively... I have no problem with my Nintendo system being completely 3rd party free... Nintendo's weaknesses are also their strengths...



Freeon-Leon said:

This is like spiting on Mikami's face once again. Luckily I already have the GC version so there's no need to buy this remastered remake.



taffy said:

More gutted that Ultra Street Fighter 4 isn't coming to the U if I'm honest



whanvee said:

why is Capcom keeping everything from the wii u. All except old ass tittles that are probably really cheap to bring over. Don't get me wrong I don't mind a lot of those but jesus, show us a little love Capcom. Way to keep giving all wii u owners the finger. Oh well guess I won't be buying any of these tittles. Do they really think none of us are interested in any hd games???



CaPPa said:

I don't think that I could play RE Remake so I definitely couldn't play RE Remake-Remake. The reason being that I'm arachnophobic and had to play parts of the PSX original with my eyes shut.

It's stupid that it isn't coming to the Wii U though as it should be an easy profit on most platforms. Capcom have been pretty clueless for a long time though, which is reflected by their current financial situation. So far it looks like the only Capcom game that I'll be buying in the future is MH4U.



Bizzyb said:

This gen is all about up ports and remasters. That should tell you how bad the situation is. Also, I wouldn't be surprised if MS and Sony have made backdoor dealings with publishers regarding Nintendo. Its almost as if there is an incentive nowadays to NOT put your game on Wii U. If true I hope everyone gets exactly what's coming to them. Of course I hope I'm completely wrong.



NodesforNoids said:

Resident Evil.
Resident Evil: Director's Cut.
Resident Evil (Gamecube).
Resident Evil (PS3, PS4, XBOX One, XBOX 360).
Let's not for get the light gun games based off of this part of the RE series.
Or the fact that RE 1 was such a terrible game (The original? Horrible.) they needed to realease 3 versions to make it playable.
They'll change things and current RE tells you.. it's gonna suck.



NodesforNoids said:

Oh, but here's the thing, without a Nintendo system for release, this DOES NOT count as Nintendo news.
The Wii U is a piece of steaming garbage, we know.
Capcom makes RE, we know.
The last time this game was released, it was on the GC, we know.
You do know, the game originally came out for the PS1 and the Saturn, right?
And for years, every single RE game was released on EVERY platform.
It was all on the Dreamcast!
Who cares if it's not coming to a Nintendo system?
Is this site now GameLife?
Most flamebait worthy article of the day.



IronMan28 said:

Thanks for the article about an upcoming Wii U game!

Oh, wait, it's not coming to Wii U, why do we need to know it's not coming to Wii U? Next will you guys post an article about Sunset Overdrive not coming to Wii U?



NodesforNoids said:

And another thing, aside from Nintendo (who about broke even with the GC), Capcom was the company that lost the most with the GC.
Support a sinking ship once, shame on you.
Support a sinking ship twice.. maybe they deserve to drown.



ToxieDogg said:

I think some people are really missing the point here, in their rush to push the old tired '3rd party games don't sell well on Nintendo systems!' rhetoric.

Resident Evil Revelations on Xbox 360 has only sold 0.19m units By comparison, on the Wii U, a console with a much, much smaller userbase, it's sold 0.09m units. Not a massive difference by any means, given that a lot of the so called 'hardcore' Nintendo fans who have a Wii U will likely have already picked it up on 3DS and didn't want to double dip.

There are quite a few more Wii U owners around now than there were this time last year, so how does it make much financial sense for Capcom to release the RE: Remake port on the Xbox 360 (and Xbox One) but not the Wii U? I can understand primarily supporting the PS3 and PS4 as Playstation formats have always been where the bulk of sales are for Resi games, but this just seems like madness. Especially given that the franchise is quite popular in Japan (BioHazard), and the Wii U is selling decently over there (even outselling PS4 at the moment) and the Xbox One will likely bomb.

Heck, the Xbox One is still lagging behind the Wii U in worldwide sales as it is, people outside the US just aren't that interested in it.

Let's not forget that Resi 6 sold over a million less on Xbox 360 than PS3 as well.



xAlias said:

I definitely wish that we'd get this as well, but keep in mind that we do have Resident Evil Revelations HD, which is a decent RE game in my opinion.



IceClimbers said:

@electrolite77 Not when they are on last gen systems and when the Xbox One has a far better upcoming lineup of exclusives.

@Cyberbotv2 Ah. The Last of Us is a great game. The story and character development are where it really shines.

@TrueWiiMaster Reread my post. How are Capcom abandoning their fans when the vast majority of those fans aren't on Nintendo anymore or own one of the other systems as well as the Wii U?! If the fans can get the game, they aren't being abandoned.

@rbmoura85 Pretty much. There's nothing Nintendo can really do short of pulling a Bayonetta 2 on every game and stealing the support away from the competition, but that would put Nintendo under with how bloated some of those games' budgets are. Saving more games like they did with Bayonetta 2 and Devil's Third would certainly be nice though.



vio said:

While this is yet another example of the Wii U getting stiffed for no apparent reason, I really don't even care. I owned the original Gamecube REmake back in the day and I could always play the Wii version on my Wii U if I wanted to(it's 17 bucks on Amazon right now). So it has pretty HD graphics now. Big deal.

This however is further proof that Nintendo needs to just buy Capcom. Then Nintendo can simply remove all of Capcom's franchises from the Xbox and Playstation world for good. Those consoles get EVERYTHING 3rd party related. It's time they got screwed over for once.



electrolite77 said:


The success of the PS4 illustrates my belief that the significance of exclusives is greatly overstated on gaming websites. Sunset Overdrive looks great but having the best or same-as-the-competition version of the multiplats is much more of a system seller.

Agree with you on There being no way back for Nintendo when it comes to proper third-party support. I actually think it goes all the way back to their very strict controls over publishers during the NES days.



Zombie_Barioth said:

Low or not thats still a little over double the number of sales on Wii U, so yes, its a pretty big difference. By comparison, the 3DS version sold 0.78m. Nintendo fans not wanting to double-dip doesn't matter if it didn't sell much, its still no worth pursuing. All that shows them is only the 3DS is worth bothering with.

The reason for supporting the Xbox One is probably due to how similar it is to the PS4, since they're both x86 'Jaguar' based APUs. It probably takes minimal effort, especially compared to porting to any other console. Resident Evil also does better on Xbox than you imply, and a lot better than Revelations did on Wii U.

Wow, salty much? You say say "big deal", yet you still want Nintendo to buy them out just so they can pull everything Capcom related to 'punish' PS and Xbox fans? Thats awful selfish of ya, envy is an ugly beast. Its certainly not their fault either.



AugustusOxy said:

Its fine, we don't want it. One of the worst games in the series, tbh. I'd rather just have new resident evil games or spiritual successors.



ToxieDogg said:

@Zombie_Barioth For a game that's going to be download only though, I doubt it would cost Capcom a huge amount of money to port to the Wii U from the PS3/Xbox 360 version and it'd likely make them a comparable amount of money to the Xbox One version as well...certainly I couldn't see it making a loss. As for Resident Evil doing a lot better on Xbox than I imply? Sure, the Xbox 360 sales for Resi 5 were respectable but the sales for each Resi game on PS3 dwarf those on the Xbox 360, more so with each subsequent release. And a LOT of Xbox 360 owners migrated to the PS4 last Xmas. I'll be extremely interested to see how the download figures for Resident Evil HD compare between Playstation and Xbox formats.



Nathan said:

It doesn't look much better than the Gamecube version anyway. Since I have the GC version, I'll pass on this unless the PC version has the option to upscale to 2K.

Also, why not remake Resident Evil 2 and 3 with updated graphical grandeur? We've been wanting that ever since 2002.



hcfwesker said:

Im still waiting on a Code Veronica sequel ... I have to know what happened to Steve!!!!



Zombie_Barioth said:

Probably not a loss, but maybe just not enough gain to keep working on it either. The Playstation sales dwarf that of the Xbox but either way its still quite a lot of sales, perhaps too much to just pass up.

I've heard one theory that Capcom is using this remake to test the waters for a more traditional Resident Evil, so maybe thats why, they aren't planning to release the next one on Wii U either so they don't see the point in releasing this one.



Shambo said:

Capcom, Capcom, Capcom... What have gamer's ever done to you, to make you treat them so disrespectful?

I swear, if it wasn't for the great titles they release every now and then... I'd start calling them Crapcom once again.

A while back, after having seen no good RE game for any HD system (except the port of Revelations, which DID make it to Nintendo) I decided to cut my RE collection to just the Nintendo titles. I tell you, I have STILL more than every greatest version of every great RE game ever.



kurtasbestos said:

Lame. Also, I wonder how many more times Capcom is going to trick people into buying this game again... and again... and again...



Iggly said:

Eh, one less game I have to buy. Seriously, there's way too much games coming out this year and next year.



brandonbwii said:

I think what people fail to see here is that this is a download title. So take the Wii U's small install base and cut it to the few that own a hard drive and the reason for Wii U being excluded makes a bit more sense. Heck they even had to create a retail version of Ducktales just for Wii U to try and break even.



meltendo said:

I have very fond memories of playing the Gamecube version of this cube. Truly a tragedy that it's not coming to the Wii U



TrueWiiMaster said:

Even if most of their fans have other systems, many of their fans do not, and those fans are being specifically excluded, despite being the same fans that made this game a hit on the Gamecube.



supermario182 said:

and it doesn't even look that much better than the gamecube version either lol. just goes to show the true power of that little box



capitalism said:

Guys, Capcom has given us exclusivity to the Monster Hunter franchise as well as giving us two Resident Evil games on the 3DS and one on the Wii U. On top of that Mega Man is going to be in Smash. I think Nintendo and Capcom's relationship is just fine.



jbrewer99 said:

I have all three new systems so I'm not really bothered that is not on the wii u. We have to remember that the original game was on playstation the first go round so it's not lot this has always been a nintendo game. I'm just happy to have an upgraded version to play with hopefully better controls. If capcom wants to really impress is and make some money they need to completely revamp re2, 3, and choose Veronica. Now those sorely need it and would sell very well.



Shambo said:

@NodesforNoids You forgot Deadly Silence!

And that made me realize how much more I want this to come to 3DS than I want it again on Wii U.
Double pre-rendered backgrounds can't be that hard to pull off, and real-time item selection on the touch screen would make it even more tense. That, and I love the 'playable diorama' feel of a 3DS game with 3d well implemented. It would work well with the fixed camera angles.

Capcom, are you reading this?



billychaos said:

who cares. I love the original resident evil (the first three versions), but I'm starting to think this game has been remade more times than super mario bros.



mowerdude said:

All I can say is I won't be pickup any of capcom games for my Wii U. I was actually thinking about pickup some of Capcom games for my Wii U but now capcom can take all there games and shove them where the sun doesn't shine.



DarkKirby said:

It literally makes financial sense for publishers to not release games on the Wii U, especially physical copies. Developers feeling obligated to use the GamePad screen doesn't make the situation much better. I would make an argument about it being worth at least porting the game for a digital release, but Nintendo's console locked digital purchase system is trash.



Wolfo said:

I already played a lot the gamecube version, I don't find a reason to play it once more just because HD.



dude_1983 said:


They did. I have to think the rights were time exclusive. Most likely 10 years, which means they probably expired in 2012 and that's when they started to at least discuss remastering the game. If this is successful, expect RE: Zero to get the same treatment.



Sir_Deadly said:

@Shambo Ahh i didnt realize thats what Resident Evil Archives was. So both RE1 and Zero are in that game? where they the FULL games or just certains parts from each games?



Shambo said:

@Sir_Deadly There's two separate Archives games, one is the REmake, one is Zero. They're the full Gamecube games, simply ported to the Wii (so if you have them on Gamecube, you have a memory card, and a controller for Gamecube, there's very little reason to get the ports).



Melkac said:

@Hernandez Yeah! It's just because of this! It has nothing to do with the horrible decisions they've made lately. Like cancelling 4 Mega Man games. Or having on-disc DLC for Street Fighter X Tekken. Or westernizing Devil May Cry for no reason. Or the entirety of Resident Evil 6. Or not listening to their fans at all, not even in polls!



darthllama said:

That is it, I'm going to go buy Capcom and force them to just make Wii U games...see how they like it! Haters!

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