Back in 2007, Capcom released Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles, an on-rails shooter, for the Nintendo Wii. The Umbrella Chronicles took players through different scenarios from the Resident Evil series, from Resident Evil Zero to Resident Evil 3: Nemesis. Fans and critics found that there was some fun to be had with the game, but it wasn’t anything revolutionary. It was a well-made rail shooter, but it didn’t really raise the bar for the genre. This November, Capcom is looking to bring another Resident Evil title to the Wii with The Darkside Chronicles, a sequel to 2007’s Resident Evil rail shooter.
Leon S. Kennedy and Claire Redfield are the two main protagonists in the game, and players will take control of the duo as they traverse through different scenarios in the Resident Evil universe, namely Resident Evil 2 and Resident Evil: Code Veronica. Gamers can either play through the game alone or cooperatively; as with the first game, two-player co-op is included with the overall package. Also, players will be able to choose whether they want to use the Wii Remote and Nunchuk combination, or use the ever-nostalgic Wii Zapper. (The peripheral will be packaged with the European version.) The game will feature a self-adjusting difficulty, so experienced players will see the challenge level rise as they progress through the game. A new action that has been incorporated into the game is an evasive dodge, something not seen in rail shooters before. In regards to online content, there will be no online multiplayer. The only online feature is a leaderboard where players can see how they measure up against one another and try to climb to the top of the zombie-shooting mountain.
The game is set for a November 20 release date in North America, with the European release set for November 27. Will the game be an improvement over its predecessor, or is Capcom delivering the same basic package with a different storyline? What exactly can gamers expect from the latest in the Resident Evil: Chronicles series?
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