Worried your favorite zombie-killing horror series isn’t arriving on Nintendo’s next-generation console? Stop worrying, because Capcom is supporting the console in some form.
Do I want to buy Resident Evil 6 on my Xbox 360? Maybe. What about Wii U? Damn right!
We’re not sure what third-party developers will support Wii U, probably because the console’s isn’t actually out. Still, Capcom spoke with its fans on the official forums and answered a question concerning Wii U development – and teased the future.
Resident Evil producer Masachika Kawata has previously said he would love to see Resident Evil on Wii, which should honestly be pretty straightforward providing Nintendo’s console isn’t massively underpowered. We’re betting it won’t be.
The vice president dropped by on the forums and said good content is coming to the console, but the company can’t announce anything right now. A Resident Evil 6 port would be a good start, but a unique game would be even better. Resident Evil Revelations received positive critical reception when released January 2012 for Nintendo 3DS, and returns to the original Resident Evil gameplay style.
Questions, And Why I Want A Single Character
We’re still undecided on Resident Evil 6, seemingly like a fair amount of the gaming community. There’s questions over the three gameplay styles, rather than a character unifying the approach, and whether we’ll actually want to kill countless zombies while running across rooftops as Chris Redfield. Or will we care about Albert Wesker’s son, a playable character also. Finally, how often will I be able to play as Leon Kennedy? Kennedy seems to have the more traditional horror sequences that I want from Resident Evil. The Resident Evil Revelations team is developing 6, so there’s enough talent available to create a fantastic product.
Hopefully the distinct gameplay styles won’t become fragmented, similar to how Sega fragmented Sonic the Hedgehog’s gameplay style in Sonic Adventure and Sonic Adventure 2 by introducing a cast of characters. The result is players usually end up preferring a particular section, meaning bad design can leave a negative taste.
However Resident Evil 6 turns out, and whether the rumored fifth storyline comes to fruition, remains to be seen. Expect it to arrive on Wii U, though.
Wii U launches by the end of 2012. Resident Evil 6 releases October 2.