For those of you who don’t know I’m a fan of the Resident Evil series. The story is awesome; its connection to the “real world” is unparalleled in the video game industry, and the character development is stellar. This is only on top of a tried, tested, and true gameplay from none other than Capcom, one of Japan’s behemoths in the gaming industry.
Japan’s video game industry is legendary, responsible for names such as Mario brothers, Zelda, Final Fantasy, Street Fighter, Tekken, Dance Dance Revolution, and bunch of other names that are too long for this post alone. I’ve already written a previous post on this game and you view it here.
While you may be looking back through the internet on Japan’s gaming industry, take the time to admire the newest trailer for the Resident Evil game. Till next time!
So our lovely friends from Capcom have revealed the next installment of the Resident Evil series the game. It will be released onto the market on November 20, 2012. Called Biohazard in Japan (バイオハザード Baiohazādo), This franchise that has spawned
a bland, uninspiring great Hollywood franchise which also will be coming out with it’s sixth movie later this year.
Ironically – or coincidentally the game takes place in 2012, right when the world is destined to “end” (let’s hope it doesn’t). The main protagonists so far are series veterans Leon S. Kennedy and Chris Redfield who have been solo protagonists in Resident Evil 4 and 5 respectively. This is the first game that will feature at least two main characters of the Resident Evil franchise.
I have only briefly played Resident Evil 4 and I died rather quickly – but then again I don’t have great video gaming skills. I dressed up as Leon for two Halloweens, so I’ve gotten myself acquainted with the characters of the series. Should be something cool to look forward to.
For me personally, the series’s strong point is it’s storyline and how relevant it is to the “real” world. A multi-national corporation run by a selected few, greedy, egoistic, and powerful humans unleashes a biochemical agent (marketed as a life-saving drug) on an American city to “test it out”. Thus begins the fight between good and evil; a few dedicated individuals sacrificing their personal and “normal” lives to fight a rogue entity though defeated, has access to legions of money, power, and geopolitical connections.
Till next time!