July 25th, 2005, 04:02 Posted By: wraggster
We already know from yesterday's article that Jun Takeuchi (of Street Fighter 2 and Onimusha fame) will be at the helm. But we also now know that the game will star past Resident Evil hero Chris Redfield, and that the title will definitely be set in a South American country, though a fictitious one. Capcom has also confirmed that the majority of the game's environments will be far more open-plan than anything previously seen in a franchise that has almost become defined by its claustrophobic use of space and narrow corridors.
Enemies have been given a makeover, and are now said to be more intelligent than the usual fodder that litters Resident Evil games (though PALGN reckons Resident Evil 4's villagers were rather efficient). There'll also be hundreds of the buggers, all encircling you in a bid to bite off a chunk of your neck. Oh, and they'll 'speak a strange language'. Finally, heat is going to play a central role in the experience - apparently, players will need to stop off in caves to cool down and avoid the harsh sunlight that features throughout the game if they want to progress.
It's looking good then, and Capcom seems confident that the game is going to be a success, modestly proclaiming that Resident Evil 5 will 'revolutionise the series by delivering an unbelievable level of detail, realism and control,' though if we had a penny for every time we'd heard that from a game publisher, we'd probably be able to buy Capcom.
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