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Submitted by Valenka 1032d ago | news

Resident Evil Will Return To Its Roots

Capcom has listened to fan feedback following Resident Evil 6 and knows that the series must return to its roots going forward, even mentioning the possibility of a reboot.

These comments come from Capcom’s Masachika Kawata, a long-term producer on the iconic survival horror series who spoke to IGN in London while discussing his latest project -- bringing last year’s Nintendo 3DS title Resident Evil: Revelations to Xbox 360, Wii U, PlayStation 3 and PC. (Capcom, Dev, Industry, Resident Evil Revelations)

DaThreats  +   1032d ago
Capcom and SquareEnix listening to their fans?
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Nitrowolf2  +   1032d ago
ugh haven't heard that before Capcom. Both these companies are right there when it comes to listening fans and giving them the opposite of what they "listened" to, or at least what we thought what they meant.
viperman240  +   1032d ago
I highly doubt their listening to the fans. It just seems like they are, we have seen time and time again that these companies barley listen to the fanbase.

Only reason it seems like they are, was due to all the backlash and low sales from RE6. Thats capitalism I suppose.
knowyourstuff  +   1032d ago
Capcom isn't smart enough to return to its roots, they have no clue why they were successful or what it is about their winning formula that they've abandoned. If they knew what made past RE games big sellers they would be applying those aspects to current RE games, yet still, RE 2 and 1 are still the top 2 best selling RE games for a single console. RE 5 was at least a competent game when it came to shooting, and had amazing graphics, which is why if you combine the PS3 and 360 sales they actually make RE5 the best selling RE ever at over 8 million copies at just retail.

Capcom just needs to make the game competent again. No more stupid quicktime events, and bad game design decisions like bosses that take no damage until an invisible line has been crossed, or until a random point in time. RE6 had strong initial sales due to fan excitement and hype, and the loyal fanbase, but it still hasn't hit a total 4 million units across all consoles. When your sales are cut in half you need to reflect and realize your game design was crap, and actually listen to the negative reviews, as hard as that is for most people.
Revolver_X_  +   1032d ago

You dont like RE6, fine. You apparently "dont know your stuff." RE6 has sold 4.5mil, not shipped.

Official numbers provided for investors
Donnieboi  +   1032d ago
Who said anything about Square? They still suck.
Root  +   1032d ago
Funny, they said the same thing after RE5...look what happened.

If they reboot the game Chris, Leon, Jill, Barry etc will be gone and never seen again :(
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deadlydragon121  +   1032d ago
Don't you mean RE6?
xXBlondieVanHarlowXx  +   1032d ago
Barry has been MIA for a while anyways T_T
I watched RE5(movie) just to see Barry. He was awesome :D

Movie sucked though... badly. Barry shows up while Chris is off in some test tube somewhere. *facepalm*
Pozzle  +   1032d ago
I'm still boggled that the movies have basically turned Wesker into a good guy. Who the hell thought that having Alice, Leon and Wesker team up would be a good idea?

....oh, that's right. Paul W.S. Anderson. D:
Bumpmapping  +   1032d ago
Finally! Now drop the price RE:Revelations and we will forgive you for that atrocity called Resident Evil 6.
ShaunCameron  +   1031d ago
Didn't they announce that RE:R is gonna be $50?
DarkBlood  +   1032d ago
FarCryLover182  +   1032d ago
Because it won't be real!!!
animegamingnerd  +   1032d ago
still gonna have a lot of doubts don't trust crapcom
TheDivine  +   1032d ago
We don't need a reboot. Revelations was great, 4 and 5 were great, 6 was great but far too bloated and unfocused. Make a smaller, tighter, game like revelations and remake 2. Less action and more tense build up.
Grap  +   1032d ago
Everything seems great for you. is pooping also great for you?
Pozzle  +   1032d ago
Pooping is definitely more satisfying than playing RE6. At least I feel clean after pooping. lol
DeadlyFire  +   1032d ago
Idk. A reboot would bring back Barry and Wesker.

RE 4 was the last great game. Although 4 itself strayed far away from the typical formula of Resident Evil. I don't think it would need a reboot really if they took Resident Evil 7 back to its roots.
-MD-  +   1032d ago
I'll believe it when I see it.
Inception  +   1032d ago
Really? Damn, someone break into my dream and put this inception :P
2pacalypsenow  +   1032d ago
Make it like RE 0 or not interested
Pillsbury1  +   1032d ago
CRAPCOM needs to start with an HD remake of resident evil 2 with re4 aiming mechanics. I want ZOMBIES not wannabe zombies shooting machine guns at you... Wtf is that?!
BanBrother  +   1032d ago
Yes, but fans won't be happy when they find out there is disk locked content. I'm all for it, but fans won't be so forgiving if you don't abolish your dirty business tactics/scams.
sonicsidewinder  +   1032d ago
Too slow.
Kran  +   1032d ago
Resident Evil is in desperate need of a reboot. A good one. It shouldn't go off in many directions either. I mean in this current franchise, the amount of times the games have ran off in too many directions with different characters. It's too complex and confusing.
Unlimax  +   1032d ago
I wouldn't mind seeing a reboot for the franchise But Capcom is trying to compete with Shinji Mikami project The Survival horror Open world game ( Project Zwei ) , Capcom believes that if they changed the course of the story completely and radically changed the entire game even with places they believe they would like to get rid of the dominance of the name of Shinji Mikami on their old Projects just by "Rebooting" it in Capcom's way .

Capcom .. If you truly listen to your True fans make something that DOES NOT appeal the Call of duty Public or Gears of War public .. or Whatever , At least let me have some faith for your franchise ,Why Can't you trust yourself for a moment and think about your policies without looking to other companies profits .
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DeadManMcCarthy  +   1032d ago
Bring back survival horror and ditch those crappy RE5 gameplay mechanics.
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linkenski  +   1032d ago
In music, whenever an artist say they want to go back to their roots, it usually ends up becoming superfcial and in gaming, i have seen a similar pattern.

Nintendo made Twilight Princess to be the spiritual sequel to OoT, in an attempt to go back to the roots, and with Mass Effect 3, Bioware promised the RPG elements to be more like ME1.

In both cases it didn't live up to expectations. Overall Twilight Princess wasn't as good as a whole, and ME3 felt so different from ME1.

I'm happy to hear this news, but i don't expect much.
Nerdmaster  +   1032d ago
Except that Twilight Princess was the best Zelda game ever.
black911  +   1032d ago
A good start would be to make it a PS4 exclusive nextgen.
leahcim  +   1032d ago
I do think the multiplataform release MIGHT be one of the things that killed the survival horror gameplay in Resident Evil saga and Silent Hill...
TheMutator  +   1032d ago
im really dont care about this franchise anymore , i have Dead Space now!!!
N311V  +   1032d ago
I used to feel the same way but I'm now worried that DS is following RE's footsteps with the inclusion on coop and more of an action focus.
leahcim  +   1032d ago
we want a survival horror Resident Evil 7 it is so simple to comprehend.
Drainage  +   1032d ago
sorry but survival horror is now owned by ZombiU series
MiyagiSPG  +   1032d ago
Good, now bring Devil May Cry back to its roots kthx :)
N311V  +   1032d ago
RE has changed so much over the series' lifetime that I'm not confident Capcom even knows what the essence of a RE game is. I'll believe it when I see it.
Kratoscar2008  +   1032d ago
I dont believe them, maybe they meat to return to the "roots" of RE5, i dont think they will do it.
Kyosuke_Sanada  +   1032d ago
Seeing this rival Project Zwei will be interesting. Bring in a fresh new cast please so the director wont have to worry on riding Shinji's coat tails and feel limited in his approach.

I wonder what the people saying that Resident Evil VI was "a proper evolution for the series" saying now.
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TruthbeTold  +   1031d ago
Good. Survival horror ftw. Leave the action Zombie shooters to Valve and Activision.

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