GameSpot: Resident Evil Archives Hands-On

It's sometimes hard to believe that the game that kicked off the whole franchise is 13 years old and yet Resident Evil is still finding new consoles to call a home, including yet another Nintendo platform. The Wii has already welcomed several Resident Evil titles to its stable, including the definitive version of Resident Evil 4 in addition to the decent Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles and the upcoming Darkside Chronicles on-rails shooter.

In 2002 Capcom released a Resident Evil remake for the Nintendo GameCube, complete with a huge graphics overhaul, new controls, and new content in the way of added rooms, areas, items, defensive weapons, and creatures that weren't in the original. It's this version that will be ported to the Wii later in June, and it will be on a disc rather than available through the console's Virtual Console digital distribution channel.

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