After speaking with Chris Kramer, Capcom's Senior Director of Communications, TGR has information confirming that Umbrella will no longer be the focus of the Resident Evil series.
No more Umbrella?
"All was lost with Raccoon City" - Unnamed Old Man in Re5 TGS 08 Trailer (Most likely to be Ozwell E. Spencer, Founder of Umbrella)
Classic RE is what I wish for on PS3/360, but sadly it's looking like it won't ever happen. Even a remake would be awesome.
Mitchell, agreed. I actually wish the direction they would have took Resident Evil is go back to being a "Horror Survival" game. FEAR 2 is looking mighty ace in that category. Heck, Killzone 2 is starting to look scarier than RE5. Those dreary life threatening orange helghast eyes.
I don't mean to sound like a scrub but I'm probably a bigger RE fan than anyone here and you have to just learn stick with the new direction Capcom took instead of making the same thing over and over. With time, it really gets to you. The only thing closest to RE2 was RECVX, but that was a hard game and it felt like a drag honestly.
We got Dead Space at least. But yeah, i kinda wish they'll go back to zombies. I want to fight those lickers.
Oh don't get me wrong Kigmal, I'm buying RE5. It looks like a very polished game and I'm itching to find out more about the story. But I feel like they could do more with the environments and experience like Dead Space.
okey so this confirms it, theey want to kill the old formula of the RE games... probably within 2 years.. they will change the name of the game aswell...
atleast we got wesker
If you saw the Resident Evil Degeneration movie, you'd see that Umbrella was finished since Raccoon City was nuked in RE3. It would only make sense... and in the RE Degeneration movie, it showed a new company on the rise, that company is Tricell.
I loved RE4 but found it to be more of an action shooter with survival horror controls and see that RE5 is going even further down the action game path. If it lacks the true survival horror feel it will be good for shooters but a shame that it has lost the horror feel. Thankfully Dead Space did it right with true horror and a spine tingling feel with the sound and look of the game. RE5 is a day one purchase but I do wish they would have stayed with the original RE feel.
There's COMPETITION? Someone was sitting in the boardroom saying "Yeah we've got to get in on that zombie apocalypse market, it's really a growth industry."
lol. Kinda sucks Umbrella is gone. They were a good antagonist company.
LOL seriously. "How can we make better, faster, more reliable Zombies than umbrella?" "Don't make them in the USA."
@2 Death is one of the few constant growth industrys...
That's like some sort of odd "world-informed-emo-kid&q uot; comment.
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If anyone has seen Degeneration, its fairly obvious that the mentioned Umbrella officials that have yet to be identified/found may have started up Tricell. Tricell is just the new front that ex umbrella employees are now working at.
Thanks for clearing that up. I haven't seen any of the movies yet...
No problem. Im kind of liking this name better. Umbrella was a bit funny. Tricell sounds good, plus if you have played the demo there is if i recall correctly 3 cells in the menu.
Degeneration was awesome. It connects RE4 with RE5. Any RE fan should give it a rental at least, it was pretty good in fact, & it addresses what this article is talking about.
Wow, the articlee says, "Perhaps notable is the fact that Kramer didn’t say that Umbrella is dead, just that they won’t be the focus anymore." If anyone actually skims most of their headlines on this site, I pity you. They are can be misleading, like this one.
that Umbrella will get its mentions and references... just to hold the nastalgic feeling for me and the other old school RE fans!
BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOO..... <DEEP BREATH> BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOOOOOO <DEEP BREATH> BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOOOOOO Bring back umbrella. Capcom, you established your franchise with umbrella and zombies. You have one game that doesn't feature umbrella and get solid success so you throw your original fans under the bus? Not cool.
I refuse to believe this.
I think that Tricell is an umbrella name for Umbrella.
That's the first thing that popped in my head when I read the headline.
They are slowly destroying the RE series little by little. Taking out just a few things at a time with every game. They are trying to make it look like advancements to the series so everyone will believe it but by RE10 (if there is one) you won't even recognize it aside from the name.
The voice at the beginning says that Umbrella has been destroyed and their creations have been seized by terrorists. Where does Tricell fit into all that? And Wesker?
umbrella is classic RE .. i get that their going into a new direction but its umbrella. its like saying Super Mario games are going to kill off bowser for some other more tech doesh. i'm just saying their classic
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