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Classic 'Resident Evil' could return, says RE6 producer

When asked whether the fixed viewpoints and slower pacing of the original games could return, Resident Evil 6 producer Hiroyuki Kobayashi said that such a style would be best suited to a handheld.

"I think nowadays that would be hard putting an old-school-style console game on, say, the PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360, I don't think the technology is suited for that style of gameplay," he told Digital Spy at gamescom.

"But that's not to say we couldn't do that on another platform. I think mobile platforms, for example, might be suited to a classic Resident Evil game. For example on PSP you could definitely do a classic-style game like that."

Kobayashi, who started at Capcom as a programmer on the original Resident Evil in 1996 and was a producer on Resident Evil 4, added that he personally wouldn't want to make such a game at the moment.

"It would be interesting to make, but personally speaking I'm not sure if it's the game I'd want to make right now. I would want to make so... (3DS, PS Vita, PSP, Resident Evil 6)

wishingW3L  +   1185d ago
what is this guy thinking? 0_O
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Jio  +   1185d ago
I hope he's thinking what I think he's thinking. A classic Resident Evil on the PS Vita would be absolutely amazing.
crxss  +   1184d ago
would be sweet if the old school resident evil rereleased on PS Vita. or maybe a new RE series with the old school feel
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Grap  +   1184d ago
he want Somalian zombie with ak-47 to shoot at you.
DarkBlood  +   1185d ago
Dont think the tech is suited? what kind of question is that
FanboyPunisher  +   1185d ago
He means wasted potentional with the new controllers and better control having them.

Moblies dont have controllers, so the PHYSICAL design suits this type of game better then the PS3/360 could.

Makes sense, but why the hell did they make RE Remakes, put them on PSN; and make comments like this after the fact. lol!
LUCKYXS7LEVEN  +   1185d ago
"Classic" does this guy think what his doing to the franchise could bring back the "Classic" ?
Moby-Royale  +   1184d ago
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NastyLeftHook0  +   1185d ago
they need to bring horror back to resident evil!
Ben_Grimm  +   1185d ago
"I think nowadays that would be hard putting an old-school-style console game on, say, the PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360, I don't think the technology is suited for that style of gameplay,"

Whaaa, I really do not understand what he even means by this. Is this just a cop out for him not wanting or justifying a return to the old style for consoles? Classic style on PSP? PSP?!

Truly a lot of producers have fallin in with this Michael Bay sort of game making and think that no one wants to play a slower paced game for their console. But they would be wrong, as much as I enjoyed RE:4 and sorta enjoyed RE:5 I would love for them to return to the original pacing of the first three games.
one2thr  +   1185d ago
Well the only thing that I hated about the newer resident evils is that they made the zombies faster and smarter, but yet the player has to stand completely still to shoot...

rpd123  +   1184d ago
Yeah exactly if you're going to change the gameplay as much as they did, at least go the full mile and make it so you can move and shoot. It worked with the older games, it doesn't with the newer ones.
hkgamer  +   1185d ago
Don't think it's gonna happen
Xperia_ion  +   1185d ago
Resident Evil 0 was sooooo awesome.
AWBrawler  +   1184d ago
Firx Yeah! Billy Coen is still my favorite RE Character
Kyosuke_Sanada  +   1185d ago
I bet you if Zwei is praised and sells for having a return to survival horror to consoles then seeing a "spin-off" of modern Resident Evil which is actually scary will be inevitable.
Xperia_ion  +   1185d ago
Shinji Mikami can do no wrong.
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CanadianTurtle  +   1185d ago
What don't people understand? You don't have to have oldschool RE gameplay to have horror. Horror has more to do with atmosphere and excluding hectic action gameplay. RE4 pulled it off well with good atmosphere, and modernized gameplay at the time.
Kyosuke_Sanada  +   1185d ago
Exactly, I wouldn't mind playing a horror where I can kick or punch a zombie a way to defend myself if it doesn't kill the monster or send a wave of enemies flying in one attack. I think it would have played way better if a melee attack would knock the infected into a horde that made some of them fall or all (realistically instead of 6+ feet away) depending on the angle which inspires the title to be more of a thinking game.

Knives can be used not only slash out an enemy but impale them in the head like Resident Evil Remake however the monster will die from bleed out if it is done on an undamaged enemy. It can kill after a several seconds if it is a normal zombie or just slowly take HP from larger monsters but only a miniscule amount that never kills it. Choosing the area to stab a monster will not only judge the initial damage of the blade on impact but can cause the monster to stumble back in surprise depending where you stab it. ( A mechanic I see in Lost Planet 3 which may be one of it's saving graces if pulled of correctly)

Monsters dropping ammunition and health is another factor that needs to go.

A great survival horror is a game where every enemy has the edge on you, similar to Ninja Gaiden and Demon Souls but in a scary disturbing way by giving creatures a gun.
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Kyosuke_Sanada  +   1185d ago
^not by giving creatures a gun
Loadedklip  +   1185d ago
Resident Evil 4 was not a horror game ... it's an action shooter game. An amazing game ... but not a horror game sorry.

When I played Resident Evil 3 ... I was scared to hell and back whenever I though Nemesis was coming or I was running low on ammo in the original.

Resident Evil 4 is a shooter, you have TONS of bullets. You kill everything in sight ... no need for saving ammo, no need to run away from a fight.
KwietStorm  +   1185d ago
The only horror atmosphere in RE4 was early in the game in the village area. It all got kinda comical after that with the cult business. Besides that, the atmosphere of the originals was very claustrophobic, with much less guns and ammo at any time to make you feel safe. Modernizing the controls is one thing, but from RE4 on, its become and action game where you're not afraid to run around any corner because you know you can handle the situation regardless.
Dms2012  +   1185d ago
I loved the intensity of having to manage your equipment and ammo in Resident Evil.
tigertron  +   1185d ago
It could still have RE6/Dead Space gameplay and be scary. They just need to create a good - tense story, old school Resi enemies, tone the action right down, and create a chilling atmosphere.
Venox2008  +   1185d ago
I would love to see new old school RE on 3ds and one more old school RE on somewhere else ;)
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MilkMan  +   1185d ago
Man I hope not. Cause if I gotta dig up my truck driving license again to move these characters around like I had to all the way up to part 5 , the series will be dead to me.

In fact It was semi-dead to me. It only started breathing again after part 4 and my interest peaked slowly again from then on.

Go backwards, you'll loose this customer at least and I know I am not alone.

Cant dwell on this bit on nasty-ass news, gotta keep on trucking.
yeahokchief  +   1185d ago
For the love of god yes please bring back oldschool RE.

Update the controls? Absolutely.

Update the camera angles? Sure.

Bring back the tension and horror? Hell yes.

Bring back the need to conserve ammo and use it wisely? Fuck yea.

Bring back the puzzles and the maze of item progression? YES!

There is no reason they can't bring back the old style with modernized controls and a few innovations. Just get rid of the cheesy action hero characters. Call it a reboot. Whatever. Just make it scary and more realistic (as far as being realistic goes in zombie games).
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user5467007  +   1185d ago
Whats the point when you've already ruined the franchise, if you were telling the truth RE6 wouldn't be the way it is now. It would of been Leon, Ada, a non co-op partner like Claire or Rebbeca Chambers, a scary location and Zombies/Tyrants.

They keep saying this but I'm pretty sure it's so fans don't loose hope with them

First they said it about RE6, then they said it about Leons campaign, then they said it about Adas campaign and now there saying it will be in future RE titles.....come on people do the maths they've just kept bullcrapping up so it dosen't hurt RE6 sales.
BigStef71  +   1184d ago
I mean its not like fans begged for more horror to be included in re6. Capcom did the exact opposite of what people wanted and made into an action game with no horror elements whatsoever
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007Bond  +   1184d ago
Doubt it
Plagasx  +   1184d ago


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