"Resident Evil®: The Umbrella Chronicles for the Wii™ video game system from Nintendo will include a two-player co-op mode, for even more intense light-gun style shooting action. Resident Evil® is the highest selling Capcom series with more than 30 million games sold worldwide.

"Resident Evil has become one of the premier franchises in the games industry, with more than 30 million RE games sold around the world,” said Jack Symon, director, product marketing, Capcom Entertainment. “The innovative controller functionality of the Wii will allow us to design innovative, original game play never before seen in a Resident Evil game. With The Umbrella Chronicles, we’re adapting Resident Evil to the innovations of the Wii.”

Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles is a brand new game in the Resident Evil franchise, with familiar locales from the entire series, created specifically for the unique characteristics of the Wii console. This action/shooter hybrid reveals the back story behind the fall of the Umbrella Corporation by exploring locations from Resident Evil 0, 1, 2 and 3 as well as new never-before-seen locations, such as Umbrella’s stronghold. Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles combines first-person, light-gun style combat with interactive pathways, multiple weapons and new enemies to create an entirely new Resident Evil experience that could only be delivered on the Wii."

It was also announced today that Resident Evil: Umbrella Chronicles will use the "Wii Zapper" light gun attachment which houses both the Wiimote and Nunchuk in the form of a gun. This attachment will come with a free set of games, ala Wii Play and only cost $19.99 (around £10-15)

The game is set for release later this year around October/November.

Check out today's new gameplay footage here: