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18-02-07, 04:01
Here's an awesome article I found about Resident Evil 5, coming to PS3 and X360! Also, scroll past the article to find some screenshots and the premiere trailer! :)

Takeuchi Talks Resident Evil 5 by Staff of GameSpot - In an interview published in the latest issue of Famitsu Xbox, Capcom producer Jun Takeuchi revealed new information regarding Resident Evil 5. The game is currently in development for Sony's PlayStation 3 and Microsoft's Xbox 360, and does not yet have a release date.

Takeuchi began by emphasizing the level of detail that his staff has put into the development of RE5's trailer, which was shown at Sony's PlayStation meeting and Microsoft's Xbox Summit in Japan. The trailer depicts a lone man exploring a desert city, and a silhouetted group of assailants, presumably zombies (although much more fleet-footed than past Resident Evil games), bearing down on the character.

Takeuchi stated that his team worked especially hard on the character's face. He said that each strand of hair of the man's beard was made out of actual polygons. The development team went as far as to actually create the muscles in the man's face, which resulted in natural-looking movement of his skin and realistic facial expressions. The developers apparently also painstakingly detailed areas of the character that aren't normally seen, such as models for each of the man's teeth. However, Takeuchi said he was unsure if the actual game will be able to feature that much detail.

While the appearance of the mystery character may be incredibly detailed, his actual identity is not. Many speculate that the character is Chris Redfield, the hero from the original Resident Evil. Takeuchi avoided revealing the character's identity, but did mention that the core developers of RE5 include members of the original RE team, and that the character is someone that the developers are fond of.

When told that the unshaven man looked a bit too old to be Mr. Redfield, Takeuchi said that the Resident Evil timeline has continued on, and the hardware capabilities of the next-generation consoles are finally allowing characters to look as old as they're supposed to. According to Takeuchi, his staff hasn't accurately represented the age of characters in previous games due to the limited performance of the platforms.

Takeuchi confirmed that that RE5 will be an authentic sequel to the series' main plot rather than a side story (as Resident Evil 4 was), and the developers are considering some kind of a conclusion to the franchise's storyline. When asked if the game will also feature some closure between Chris and Wesker's fiasco, Takeuchi said that Resident Evil 5's production is still in its early stages, so many of the details in the game are still up in the air.

As expected, Resident Evil 5 will take advantage of the PS3's and Xbox 360's high-definition graphics. Takeuchi hopes to use real-world physics in the game so objects will react realistically when the player shoots them. Takeuchi said he is considering adopting third-party middleware for its physics engine, such as Epic Games' Unreal Engine 3.

The gameplay of RE5 should be similar to Resident Evil 4, which adopted an over-the-shoulder third-person camera. According to Takeuchi, Resident Evil 4 stirred a lot of excitement at Capcom, since director Shinji Mikami had successfully made major changes while still keeping the essence of the series intact. Takeuchi also said that he plans to run the game at 60fps, which is double the frame rate of previous installments in the series.

Takeuchi commented that he recently played "Half-Life 2," and he was impressed by how the game's storyline progressed without the need for the player to raise any conditional flags in the game. While he didn't say that he'll take an identical approach, he did say that RE5 is a "next-generation game" and should reflect that in its gameplay. In addition, Takeuchi emphasized he doesn't want RE5 to be too linear, where all that the user does is clear a stage, watch a cutscene, and then follow instructions to go to the next stage.

When asked about its release date, Takeuchi explained that next-gen projects easily spend three to five years in development. He added the title is Capcom's current priority. He added that additional information on RE5 wouldn't be released until next year. Gamers can get a glimpse of the work in progress by watching the game's high-definition trailer at the upcoming Tokyo Game Show.


Here are some awesome screenshots taken from the trailer above!






18-02-07, 05:50
Thanks for the article!There's some great info there that i haven't seen before.
The images and trailer are out since last year though;)

18-02-07, 09:28
I so hope that IS Chris. He's the best.

18-02-07, 10:00
Interesting read, thanks for the article. :)

I saw those images last year though, and I don't think that is Chris, and if it is, then it doesn't resemble him at all [To me]. BUT, I definately do wanna see either Chris or Claire in RE5. :D

I can't wait. :jmp:

18-02-07, 19:48
I think it would be cool if they followed all of the old games main protagonists after Raccoon City. I wonder what Jill is upto nowadays :)

19-02-07, 02:14
*drool* :D

Chris Redfield :tmb:
Back to main RE plot... Umbrella etc :tmb:
Next gen graphics :tmb:
A "next generation game that should reflect that in its gameplay" :tmb:
Not too linear :tmb:

Those pictures look gorgeous. Thanks American. :cool:

19-02-07, 02:39
yeah get back to racoon city
why did they have to blow it up so early :(

19-02-07, 07:27
WOW cool........ooohh that's a hot character :cln:

ben croft
19-02-07, 07:54
Coool... he's hot.

April Reanna
19-02-07, 10:19
He's ok.:whi:
Where is Leon and Jill?

Laras Backpack
19-02-07, 10:58
I'm usually a cautious kind of gamer with regards to speculation but I will be VERY surprised if this game does not turn out to be orgasmically awesome! :D
I think Chris is perfect character to bring RE to next-gen gaming and to explore the mystery of Umbrella V2.0. Plus it's been over six years since Raccoon city was destroyed and I for one want to know what Chris, Jill and Claire have been up to. I'm also hoping for Wesker vs Chris round 2! :p
But I do wonder why Cacom are being so tight-lipped. So many fans believe that it is most likely going to be Chris in RE5 so why keep it a secret? It won't be a surprise if Chris is the main character because so many people have already speculated that. So maybe it really isn't him. :pi:
Meh- no matter who he is this game will probably be one of the first PS3 games I will buy when I can afford to get the console in the very distant future. :)

Thanks for posting the article! :tmb:

19-02-07, 11:53
<Whistles> Hello Gorgeous :mis: thats gotta be Chris, if so, the other games dnt do him justice ;)

Think its great that they're doing it abit like RE4, I loved that game, the over the shoulder thing was cool.

Can't wait :tmb: :yah:

19-02-07, 14:18
well it's already confirmed to be a new character, so kiss goodbye to chris. sorry guys. The weather is reported to play an important role in the game, and it will run at 60fps. Also the hair effects are supposed to be the most advanced in a game so far.

19-02-07, 14:21
Oh well Im over him anyway lol Sounds interesting, looks like im gonna get a 360 :D

19-02-07, 15:40
I've always assumed Nintendo & Capcom had a golden handshake of sorts when it came to RE games. Isn't an RE game being developed specifically for the Wii? There's no mention in this article to be fair.


19-02-07, 17:39
The guy in that screenshot looks a bit like Bruce MacGavin from RE: Dead Aim.

Legend of Lara
19-02-07, 19:26
The sunshine... fast zombies... just the refreshing breath of air RE needed. :S

20-02-07, 11:03
Oh no, fast zombies are so scary! :o lol

20-02-07, 23:57
I was watching G4, the gaming channel, and they said that the zombies are faster than you in the version they saw. You can't run from them -- it's just not an option. You have to stay and fight. I can't wait! :D

21-02-07, 10:24
Shame, I got excited when I heard trailer then realised that I had watched that one over a dozen times :( Looks great, just wish there was media update on the website [Sigh] Anyway main protagonist looks hot, hope other characters from previous games feature! :jmp:

21-02-07, 11:40
Daaaaaamn!, he is yummy =3 :cln:

The graphics look amazing :D even if it isn't game play I'm still super impressed :D