Takeuchi divulges Resident Evil 5 plot details
- Posted June 11th, 2008 at 07:45 EDT by Michael Harradence
Resident Evil 5 producer Jun Takeuchi has revealed that he had “no choice” but to set the upcoming survival horror title in Africa due to the game’s story revolving around the origins of the Progenitor Virus.
Speaking with Game Videos, Takeuchi stated, "The main reason that we chose Africa as the setting for Resident Evil 5 is actually from a clue that came up in Resident Evil: Code Veronica, where it was revealed that Africa was the original of the Progenitor Virus, which is the origin of all the viruses that appear in the series.”
Elsewhere, he also divulged a few tidbits on main protagonist, Chris Redfield, confirming that he is no longer part of the Special Tactics and Rescue Service (S.T.A.R.S) team from the original Resident Evil title, and now belongs to a new organisation, currently identified as ‘BSAA.’
“It's been ten years since the events of Resident Evil 1. One little hint we can give you is that Chris is no longer a member of S.T.A.R.S. and S.T.A.R.S. itself as an organisation is defunct,” added Takeuchi.
“You might see a little mark on his arm that talks about the new organisation that he's a member of. Who that organisation is and what they're up to, that's going to be another important element of the story."
Check out the interview in the video below.
More information on the game is expected to show up at E3 in July.----