Friday, June 29, 2012

Resident Evil Umbrella/Darkside Chronicles

Resident Evil is a special kind of franchise, a popular video game series that spawned equally popular film adaptions. Not many video games can boast a good film adaption (The Prince of Persia: Sands of Time couldn't) or vice versa. But Resident Evil can, and Capcom's not done churning out more and more sequels and prequels to their hit shooter.

In this post, we'll look at the two newest Resident Evil games coming soon.


The evil returns with two new "Resident Evil" games from Capcom

First up is The Umbrella Chronicles, a games that "reveals the back story behind the fall of the Umbrella Corporation by exploring locations from past Resident Evil 0, 1, 2 and 3 as well as new never-before-seen locations, such as Umbrella's stronghold" (IGN). This first-person shooter boasts a 2 player co-op option and a 3D mansion for players to explore. The game will be in stores on July 17, 2012, for the PlayStation 3. DISCLAIMER!: Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles has been rated M for Mature by the ESRB for Blood and Gore, Violence.

Secondly, we have The Darkside Chronicles. The synopsis, according to IGN: "Arm yourself against the horrors of the city in this sequel to the gun shooting game Umbrella Chronicles. Darkside Chronicles takes place in Resident Evil 2's Racoon City. It's September 29, 1998, and the city has turned to hell due to the effects of the T-virus. Players take control of Claire Redfield and Leon S. Kennedy to deal with the undead. Only this time, the enemy is not the Umbrella Corporation... instead, players venture into the unexplored areas of the Resident Evil story, along with the darker passages of the characters' histories." Like The Umbrella Chronicles, The Darkside Chronicles supports a 2 player co-op, and also has different difficulty settings that "will adjust automatically based on the player's skill level so that both old and new fans can have a fun and challenging experience" (IGN). The game will be released on July 17, 2012, for the PlayStation 3. DISCLAIMER!: Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles has been rated M for Mature by the ESRB for Blood and Gore, Intense Violence, Language.

For fans who would like to have both games but don't want to buy them individually, Capcom has bundled both Chronicles into the Resident Evil HD Collection, which has been available since June 26, 2012. The HD Collection combines both Umbrella and Darkside into one box for $27.00 (US dollars). Both ratings still apply.




 - Edessa, signing off

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