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RE5 Leaves The Typewriter Behind

Sometimes, it's hard to say goodbye to an old friend...regardless of how irrational the situation may be. Hey, for hardcore Resident Evil fans, the typewriter was a very dear friend!

But alas, it's the 21st century and a new generation in the gaming industry, so according to 1Up, Capcom has decided to move past the old-fashioned way of saving your game in the RE series. RE5 producer Jun Takeuchi said he "really likes the typewriters," but there are plenty of gamers these days who probably wouldn't be a big fan of such an archaic way of saving. No, the developers will be using a more modern approach, as RE5 will boast "a combination of checkpoints and chapters," which certainly sounds more reasonable and accessible. Those intimately familiar with any previous installments in the long-running franchise will remember those typewriters; backtracking to save before a particularly tough area, desperately limping towards that beckoning typewriter when seriously wounded, etc. And hey, remember the Item Boxes that typically came with the typewriters? Yeah, those might be gone, too.

We're sure the die-hard fans will frown on this decision, but in all honesty, it needed to be done. We're looking forward to Resident Evil 5, of course, but we have to admit that we weren't looking forward to those typewriters again. Still, there's something to be said for tradition.

Related Game(s): Resident Evil 5

10/3/2008 John Shepard

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Comments (14 posts)

Qubex
Friday, October 03, 2008 @ 10:05:54 PM
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Tradition in a sense is good, but its time to move on. Most gamers are used to the efficiency of the checkpoint system now!

Q!

"aLL RoAds LeAd ToO HoMe"

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, October 03, 2008 @ 10:33:33 PM
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So what are we looking at here? A Laptop instead? Or maybe a PDA like in Doom3? If it's an iphone I'll have a stroke.

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Kiengo
Friday, October 03, 2008 @ 11:18:21 PM

LOL random iPhones everywhere in RE5 would make me laugh 'til I cry. You, sir, are a genius.

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tramp
Saturday, October 04, 2008 @ 4:33:22 AM
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i hope they keep the restricted amount of items,i collect everything in these games and it kinda rewards me if theres item restriction because i can those what i want and what is more important like in resi 1 rifle with 100 bullets or shotgun with 10 cartrages.

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Riku994
Saturday, October 04, 2008 @ 8:34:48 AM
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I like the typewriters... BOO CAPCOM! lol.

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NiteKrawler
Saturday, October 04, 2008 @ 9:37:51 AM
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NOOOOOO!!!! I loved the typewriters. After you're done playing for a while, you make it back to a typewriter and hear it typing in your save information. Those were the great days. I don't like this decision at all.

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tlpn99
Saturday, October 04, 2008 @ 12:35:57 PM
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I hated the typewriter thought it was a ridiculous way to save a game. I would just rather be able to pause a game and save it. Say for instance your no where near a typewriter and you have got to do something urgent you cannot pause the game as someone may come in and turn the damn console off on you as they want to use it. Not good if you have been battling for a while through a level and you cannot just pause and save. Used to annoy me so much lol.

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CaptRon
Saturday, October 04, 2008 @ 4:00:05 PM
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that was the point it. it is a horror game :/ there is nothing creepy about pausing and saving. But when you gotta fight to a certain place on the map, that is key.

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Naga
Saturday, October 04, 2008 @ 5:54:57 PM
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NOOOO! R.I.P typewriters hello playstation portable for PS3 and a hello for Zune on Xbox.

You may be well remembered my annoying little friend

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WorldEndsWithMe
Saturday, October 04, 2008 @ 6:55:04 PM
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Typewriters aside for a moment, I'm more interested in how long this game will be. RE4 was a decent length but shorter than I had hoped, and the 360 capacity isn't much more than that so we can't be looking at a near-fill blu-ray like Resistance 2. Then again compression technology has advanced. Hope it takes some time to survive this bad boy.

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Jed
Saturday, October 04, 2008 @ 10:44:12 PM
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This is just unbelievable. I know they have to move on but this is just going too far. I will never have anything to do with resident evil ever again. We need to start a petition, and MAKE them bring back the typewriters. They have lost a customer and a fan.

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Alienange
Monday, October 06, 2008 @ 7:29:32 PM

Don't even pretend to be upset. You'll be first in line for this game.

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shaydey77
Monday, October 06, 2008 @ 5:11:47 PM
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I tihnk they should have both.Kepp the typr writers in for the fans of it and a pause save function for those that didnt.

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Alienange
Monday, October 06, 2008 @ 7:29:02 PM
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All you guys are talking about pausing and saving ... The developer said "checkpoint and chapters." Sounds to me more like an auto save function when you reach a certain goal.

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