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Capcom: "there is a possibility" of Resident Evil series reboot

Eurogamer writes:

'Resident Evil developer Capcom has said that there is a possibility of a reboot for its 17-year-old survival-horror-turned-action- horror franchise.'

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nrvalleytime1244d ago

Let's hope it's more than just a possibility - while not terrible, I don't think much can be done to improve the current version of the series. RE4 was the highlight, so let's give another person's vision for the series a chance.

Root1243d ago (Edited 1243d ago )

I wouldn't want it to reboot because you would loose all the good characters you've came to love but I would like them to do it because the series has turned into crap

As I've said reboot it but start with the mansion incident again yet change things round which will effect future games....kind of like the butterfly effect, you change one thing and everything in the future changes.

Lets say the mansions self destruct doesn't work, turned off by Wesker or isn't switched on....the zombies and experiments would wander into Raccoon City earlier while the STARS team are still there. RC incident happens earlier meaning Leon arrives there when the city is quarantined. He see's Claire who is tyring to sneak in but decided to help her, Ada wong joins them to find her bf "John"

.....get where I'm going with this

You can fix the mistakes of this trilogy while keeping old fans happy. They could totally get rid of the Plagas if they wanted....lets say Umbrella sees it as a threat and decided to bomb the village where it is. Ashley isn't kidnapped and RE4 doesn't happen

smashman981243d ago

No you wouldnt lose the characters

And I don't see any easy way to fix weskers death or Chris fighting a boulder if they continue on this path Chris will always be the guy who fought that boulder that one time

Root1243d ago (Edited 1243d ago )

"No you wouldnt lose the characters"

Course you would...a reboot is a reboot. Those characters will be gone for new ones or ones that don't even resemble them.

"And I don't see any easy way to fix weskers death or Chris fighting a boulder if they continue on this path Chris will always be the guy who fought that boulder that one time "

Thats the whole point of my idea, you can fix it. Sure you'll remember the original timeline but at least with this one they can try to make it better.

If they made a reboot but made Weskers death worse or made Chris punch three boulders then it would be pointless

Weskers death would be better
Chris wouldn't be put on steroids
Barry, Billy, Carlos and Rebecca will be back
Jill wouldn't go through that super, blonde chick phase
All the pointless characters wouldn't exist
Plagas wouldn't exist

Hell they could space out the plot in a new time line...you could get three games in one gen on Raccoon City. RE2: Raccoon City Part I/Part II/ Part III...one for Leon/Ada, one for STARS, one for Carlos/Claire

zeeshan1243d ago

Yeah and we all know what kind of 'reboot' we should expect. It'll probably be called "CALL OF EVIL".

Root1243d ago

@zeeshan

If that actually did happen, knowing Capcom that will probably happen, then I would be done

It would defeat the whole point of a reboot

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juandren1243d ago (Edited 1243d ago )

#1: I agree with you. RE4 was a great game. I think with RE5 onwards Capcom just tried way too hard to acquire a bigger audience and made the franchise a bit over-the-top and a bit too action-orientated for fans of the series. What started out as the epitome of survival-horror games ended up being a dumbed-down version of the original mixed with a dumbed-down version of Call of Duty. I hope they can go back to their roots as I have no doubt that the original RE fanbase would nearly match the number of COD's fanbase

akaakaaka1243d ago (Edited 1243d ago )

Maybe they are waiting to see how The Last of Us turns out and they will copy it and make the new RE base on it!

Let's hope TLOU set new standards and franchises like RE, SH fallow up...

Sorry I love daydreaming ..

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fantasygamer1244d ago

I would love for a Series Reboot to happen but I would like Shinji Mikami the RE series creator to be involved. On top of that I still want a good back to roots Resident Evil game to grace my Playstation Vita maybe a Reboot of RE Outbreak.

zebramocha1244d ago

@fantasy weirdly Sony has a resident evil type game on the ps2 called extermination,Sony has obscure game that should make there way on psn or vita.

Darth Gamer1243d ago

I played that game and have fond memories of it. It was pretty good. Just like the older resi games. I believe it was one of the first gen games for the PS2.

-MD-1243d ago (Edited 1243d ago )

Mikami is working on his own survival horror game. I'm waiting for that, not going to hold my breath for a RE reboot and even if it happens what are the chances of it being any good? 5 and 6 sucked as RE games.

Roccetarius1243d ago

Too bad that Shinji Mikami is busy with... http://www.siliconera.com/2...

Looking forward to see how good that is.

j-blaze1244d ago (Edited 1244d ago )

if Capcom want to reboot it themselves that's fine, but if they can't, they should give the job to Kojima Pro or Fatal Frame devs no more outsourcing to western devs!

Blastoise1244d ago (Edited 1244d ago )

Resident Evil 6 was made by Capcom themselves, Japanese devs. Look how terrible that game was.

Whitefox7891243d ago (Edited 1243d ago )

I was under the belief the UK and US branches of Capcom were also involved with the project. So there would still be the persistent problem of different ideals for game design.

voodoopickle1244d ago

for the love of god, keep NT away from it!

LOGICWINS1244d ago

Yeah, they'll do it. Capcom won't pass up the potential revenue. At least they now know which direction they should be heading. I'd happily buy an RE1, 2, and 3 reboot.

Kyosuke_Sanada1243d ago

It would be damn hard for them to surpass REmake, chances are they will fiddle with Resident Evil 2 again.

wishingW3L1243d ago

a reboot is not a remake.

XXXL1244d ago

Please god yes. Like a previous poster said make sure mikami is involved. Make it closed quarters, not necessarily a mansion (though I'd love that) and return to the rpg like elements that went to the wayside with the last few entries.

smashman981243d ago

RPG like elements? Care to explain

XXXL1243d ago

More puzzles, more exploration, less ammo drops and health drops so you have to manage your inventory better, less inventory slots on your main person, etc. I want that return to the likes of the original 3 were you get all the way to the end, run out of ammo and realize it's your own mismanagement and the tyrant destroys you.

smashman981243d ago

I miss the game you described

XXXL1243d ago

Yeah it's strange how from the original the series has changed.