Capcom: Resident Evil 5 will be 'biggest title in series to date'
- Posted January 14th, 2009 at 12:09 EDT by Mike Harradence
- 15 Comments
Capcom’s senior marketing manager, Michael Pattison, has pledged that upcoming horror sequel Resident Evil 5 will go on to become the biggest entry in the long running franchise to date.
The publisher is hopeful its self-described “stellar” Q1 line-up will hold a dismissive hand up to any potential reduction in consumer spending in light of the ongoing economic crisis, and is banking on entries such as Street Fighter IV and Resident Evil 5 rake in the more discerning punter.
“It’s definitely going to be a strong quarter for us, maybe our strongest ever,” said Pattison, adding, “The industry isn’t immune to what’s happening in the economy. People’s disposal income will be cut and they’re going to be more discerning about their purchases. Core games are perhaps better placed than those targeting a more casual audience, as core gamers will obviously purchase more games than a casual gamer.”
“Our hopes for our Q1 line-up are very high indeed. Resident Evil is by all accounts going to be the biggest title in the series to date, reaching the widest user base in its history.”
Pattison also said the company is keen on embracing fresh talent, commenting, “We’re always looking to bring strong talent on board.”
“We’re still looking to expand when the opportunity and time is right. With an ever-stronger line-up in 2009 we’re certainly well positioned to continue to expand.”
Resident Evil 5 is due out on March 13 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.
- 7:14am EST - January 14th, 2009
I doubt there's more PS3's and 360's sold when RE5 releases than PS1's or PS2's when RE3: Nemesis or RE4 were released.
- 7:16am EST - January 14th, 2009
i just remembered, u cant move and shoot in RE or at least the ones i played. is this still the case with RE5? however im sad to say i wont get this game this year, its an important year for me so i have to cut down on gaming this year :(. so capcom wont get my money this year. only GG and ND will though :) lucky devils.
- 7:34am EST - January 14th, 2009
they need to fix the A.I...those zombies look alike r too dumb..and i really mean dumb..they even die in the same way as RE4..sooo..common capcom..dont do the same thing as u did with devil may cry4(wich was a good game but..no story,NERO??..)
- 7:40am EST - January 14th, 2009
Thats right baby.
- 8:10am EST - January 14th, 2009
well it is true: 5>1,2,3, or 4 :)
- 10:10am EST - January 14th, 2009
I think this game will suck in terms of sales cause capcom and many other japanese developers are dumping the PS3 owners who are they support since ever... im not excited about his game at all... bring killzone 2 and thats enought...
- 10:48am EST - January 14th, 2009
i won't get it on the release date i'll still be pretty satisfied with killzone 2 and street fighter 4 maybe around summer time or something
- 10:52am EST - January 14th, 2009
im really lookin forward to resi5 and im sure itl be brilliant but i dunno they seem like ther pullin a cod5 because resi4 was probaly the best game on ps2 so 5 will have to work damn hard to beat it
- 11:57am EST - January 14th, 2009
No zombies, no Umbrella = no sale. And for me, it's 2>1>3>4>5. At least in 2, you had the option of playing Caire's side of the adventure, then Leons, or vice-versa. That one guaranteed you will play through it no less than twice. Brilliant concept. No other RE game comes close to being that unique.
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- 12:19pm EST - January 14th, 2009
- 12:50pm EST - January 14th, 2009
Wow i cant believe that people are already bashing RE5 and it hasnt even came out yet. Personally i cant wait to play the next installment in the series as this will be my first game of the new year but i will be getting Killzone 2 afterwards just getting a bit tired of FPS
- 4:41pm EST - January 14th, 2009
i wont be getting this game simple reason is left 4 dead is so much fun and im hooked on that at the moment best zombie game i ever played.
- 8:16pm EST - January 14th, 2009
its easy to make a game bigger when you recycle animations and enemies from the previous installment.
- 8:27pm EST - January 14th, 2009
what really pisses me off with this game is if u put a video side bby side with re4 , its the excact same game but in a diff loc. , and better graphics. i mean at least they couldve done was mixed some stuff up. all they did was add co-op. i mean i love 4 with all my heart, but the animations, the zombies, everything is the same.and how is it going to reach the largest user base???? seriously?? theres like what?? 60 million 360/ps3's in the wild, but re4 was in the gamecube, wii and ps2. im no math teacher, but theres no logic in that statement.
- 9:47pm EST - January 14th, 2009
Once again,another article in which Capcom just keeps drooling on the money their supposed AAA titles are supposed to rake in,it's almost like Capcom has lost it's soul over the past couple of years.
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