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Capcom On New RE: "We Aren't Aiming For A Horror Game"

Well, this ought to make the fans happy. ...not. (classic '90s reference, I swear)

When Capcom revealed Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City, the long-time fans were concerned for two reasons: firstly, most didn't want to play with a "squad;" they believe the core of horror games lies in being alone.

We agree; it prompted us to deliver our recent editorial. Secondly, they think - based on what we've seen and heard thus far - that this new iteration will be more about shooting than horror. Well...they're right. According to what producer Masachika Kawata told OXM, they're not "aiming for another horror game" with Operation Raccoon City. They're going in a "different direction" and will offer "regular shooting game specs and features." Said Kawata:

"This time around we are setting the game in the Resident Evil world, but we aren't aiming for another horror game, but a shooting game. And we thought about the elements we'd need not only for Resident Evil fans but for fans of shooting games, to appeal to the shooter fans to play this particular game."

Here we go again. Kawata explained that such an approach would provide players with a "different kind of tension" and talked about ammo conservation. This all may sound like a tragedy to the hardcore RE fans but don't despair: Kawata said they may return to pure horror in the "numbered series" (ORC is a spin-off), so perhaps Resident Evil 6 will be the way it's supposed to be.

Not like we begrudge a developer trying something new. We just find it a tad insulting and annoying that every time a Japanese developer tries to overhaul a classic formula for the sake of the Western audiences, it has to feature shooter elements. But then again, maybe they just look at the sales charts - "see? Call of Duty is up there again" - and make a logical assumption. Can we blame them?

Related Game(s): Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City

Tags: resident evil, operation raccoon city, re6, capcom

4/5/2011 9:28:42 AM Ben Dutka

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Comments (86 posts)

Godslim
Tuesday, April 05, 2011 @ 9:43:03 AM
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could tell from that trailer it wasnt gonna be one just a shooting game with co op.....would have been cool to have it as a survival horror co op game but oh well lets hope its still fun

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Killa Tequilla
Tuesday, April 05, 2011 @ 9:46:26 AM
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OMG PLEASE STOP THE CALL OF DUTY! We are talking about a game that aint call of duty, but call of duty appears anyway!!!

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Underdog15
Tuesday, April 05, 2011 @ 9:50:15 AM

you don't think it makes sense that when a dev tries to take a game and make it into a generic shooter that someone who writes an article would reference it to a game synonymous with the generic shooter that has topped sales charts by a huge margin?

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Highlander
Tuesday, April 05, 2011 @ 9:55:45 AM

Why should we stop the comparisons? They're taking a game that was not a shooter and making it a generic shooter. If you can tell me a game that is a better, more well known, example of a shooter than the Call of Duty franchise, I'd love to hear it. in the meantime, let the comparisons continue.

Frankly, shooters and shallow, inattentive, twitch gamers who don't give a crap about story, character, puzzles or any in-game challenge other than how fast you can flex your trigger finger can just crawl back under their rock now, their time is done.

I'm sick of it, and a lot of other gamers are too. The dominance of the industry by this genre and the distortion of classic franchises into shooters is disturbing and bad for gaming in general. That's my opinion, and if you don't like it, bite me.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, April 05, 2011 @ 9:57:26 AM

Call of Duty popularity pollutes all of gaming, it is a legitimate concern.

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Godslim
Tuesday, April 05, 2011 @ 10:00:07 AM

some shooters are ok though man i enjoyed crysis singleplayers story, bioshocks and cod4s i think they can make good story games aswell

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Killa Tequilla
Tuesday, April 05, 2011 @ 10:21:55 AM

Well im just saying, you know how sometimes you get an annoying song stuck in your head, for me it's kind of like that but instead it's Call Of Duty. Will it ever stop?

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Excelsior1
Tuesday, April 05, 2011 @ 10:37:28 AM

thank you for saying that. cod is easily mentioned on this site way more than any other site i visit. it's like the people running this site have cod tourettes disorder.

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Jawknee
Tuesday, April 05, 2011 @ 11:09:19 AM

I always find it funny when people insult the admins and complain about this site yet they keep returning.

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Highlander
Tuesday, April 05, 2011 @ 11:12:32 AM

Indeed Jawknee, indeed.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Tuesday, April 05, 2011 @ 11:17:12 AM

BS it's mentioned here more than anywhere else. That's a flat-out lie.

Secondly, when a Japanese developer, well documented to be intent on catering to Westerners, institutes shooter elements into a 15-year-old franchise...yeah, Call of Duty might come up.

It's called logic.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, April 05, 2011 @ 11:52:00 AM

This site also caters to its community a lot, Ben knew that would be a topic of discussion so why not mention it in the article?

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Excelsior1
Tuesday, April 05, 2011 @ 11:56:30 AM

sorry, i didn't mean to make it personel. i was out of line, but i stil think it's mentioned more here than say cvg, or the sixth axis.

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bigrailer19
Tuesday, April 05, 2011 @ 12:31:02 PM

Highlander-
Well I have a rather decent sized library of games. That library contains a ton of different genres where shooters are the minority. Not because I dont play them, I own most all AAA Shooter games from MAG to KZ to COD to CRYSIS. It's just that I enjoy all genres. And while the action adventure games with great puzzles and stories, and the Heavy Rains, and RPG, are a large, well actually very large part of my gaming. I wouldnt ever hold anything against shooters. Some people want to say it's ruining gaming... Ok that's fine but theirs nothing like being able to jump online with friends for some casual KZ game time for instance. Even though I play a wide variety of games, shooters are a big part of my gaming so I would hope they don't go anywhere and I don't particularly think "they are ruining gaming". And I Am somewhat excited to see how this new RE game fairs. Both as a shooter and RE fan, regardless if it's a spin off and not even close to what made RE, well RE!

You've obviously been around gaming for awhile and I can understand your frustration towards shooters, and the attention they garner. But you might be a little harsh on those who enjoy gaming as a whole like myself. It's all opinion and preference. I just try to enjoy all of it.

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Nlayer
Tuesday, April 05, 2011 @ 1:00:47 PM

@bigrailer19

You took the exact words out of my mouth with your post. I have very much the same opinion as you do!

Sure, there might be a lot of FPS games, but that doesn't mean I will boycott them. I'll keep on having an open mind and purchase all kinds of games (which are interesting to me) like I've always done. I'm pretty sure no one would complain here if RPGs ruled the market and the FPS genre was dying.

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Highlander
Tuesday, April 05, 2011 @ 1:14:06 PM

BigRailer

I don't really care how many shooters tehre are on the market. I don't care if there's a total oversupply of them, I don't care if you collect every AAA shooter there is and love the lot, in fact, more power to you. I'm glad you like them. What I despise about the current industry is the trend to alter other game franchises and genre to suit the fad for shooters. If Capcom wants to make a dozen shooters and one RE game, go for it, but don't try to morph RE into a shooter as well, leave something on the plate for people that want something other than a shooter.

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bigrailer19
Tuesday, April 05, 2011 @ 1:57:54 PM

Like I said I understand what you mean. And I understand it undermines those RE fans out their. But in Capcoms case what they are doing business wise is smart. I mean the industry is honesty rules by FPS games. It would be tough to create a new IP that would garner as much attention as COD. So instead of creating a whole new AAA ip, (which I will say is either lazy or shows that capcom doesn't have much faith in their way of coming up with something new), just slap a name on the game that everybody knows and love(d). It will get way more attention that way. I agree it's not a great thing to do for the fans or gamers in general and if ot flops the series as a whole. But for them it's probably smart.

As for the games I have that I play that I mentioned. You told shooter fans to go crawl under a rock. My point was I enjoy the same games you do on a daily basis but I also enjoy a large amount of gaming with shooters also. I wa getting at the fact that just because I frequent shooters doesn't mean I can't indulge myself in an rpg for 100 hours, or understand that the uncharted series has the best story telling, or that the puzzles in an action adventure game are both challenging yet fulfilling! That was my point after you said shooter fans "your time is done", after you said that shooter fans are all twitch gamers. It just isn't true regardless how big of a COD fan I am. And I am not attacking you, I respect you more than you might think. Every point you make is valid. I just want you to know there are a lot of shooter fans out their that also get their enjoyment from many genres!

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Highlander
Tuesday, April 05, 2011 @ 3:12:51 PM

Actually I said;

"shooters and shallow, inattentive, twitch gamers who don't give a crap about story, character, puzzles or any in-game challenge other than how fast you can flex your trigger finger"

And I'll stand by that.

"shooters" as in the games.

"shallow, inattentive, twitch gamers who don't give a crap about..." as in gamers who only play shooters and do not have, and never have had, any desire to play anything other than a shooter.

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Vitron
Tuesday, April 05, 2011 @ 9:47:40 AM
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It probably will feel like Left 4 Dead. It was fun but not scary. I'll try my best not to mind since this is only a spin-off.

But its still sad.:(

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Underdog15
Tuesday, April 05, 2011 @ 9:51:01 AM
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I get the spin-off excuse, but I don't buy the bit about it being for old and new fans.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, April 05, 2011 @ 9:55:23 AM
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Holy crap that's SO original!

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Highlander
Tuesday, April 05, 2011 @ 9:58:08 AM
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Complete crap. Capcom should be ashamed. Here's a novel idea. Make a generic shooter based on nothing more than being a generic shooter if you're so all fired keen to make a shooter, and leave the other franchises as what they are, other franchises in other genre. Stop trying to blend or erase the lines between the genre, and respect each for what it is. This trend of catering to shooter fans and twitch gamers is making Japanese developers and publishers act in profoundly un-Japanese ways.

The sooner the shooter/twitch fad burns out, the better.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, April 05, 2011 @ 10:01:45 AM

Maybe with all the recovery efforts going on in Japan they will realize that it's okay to play to your strengths, utilize your own culture and experiences in creating entertainment of value rather than following the rest of the industry down the shooter toilet.

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Scarecrow
Tuesday, April 05, 2011 @ 10:19:57 AM
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I think I'll pass on this if it's just a mindless shooter.

Only reason I would get it is if the co-op is amazing and well done.
It also wouldn't hurt letting us create our own characters.

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slugga_status
Tuesday, April 05, 2011 @ 10:51:41 AM
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Well..they had me interested...now I'm uninterested. I mean seriously...they should've just created something different then a spin-off to a survival horror franchise that needs to get the horror part back into it.

I'm tired of these devs who think everybody out west wants shooters or something fast paced. Wish they realize the majority of us grew up PLAYING their great games and that is what we enjoyed..not shooter this, shooter that, fast pace this, fast pace that etc...

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Vitron
Tuesday, April 05, 2011 @ 11:08:07 AM

Thumbs up to you sir!

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jimmyhandsome
Tuesday, April 05, 2011 @ 11:18:15 AM

Unfortunately, the "majority" bought Black Ops.

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Jawknee
Tuesday, April 05, 2011 @ 11:06:36 AM
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Oh goodie! Because we don't have enough shooters!

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jimmyhandsome
Tuesday, April 05, 2011 @ 11:16:17 AM
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Can't say I really blame Capcom. They're trying to adjust to the change happening in the market place. Why wouldn't they put out a game that they feel will sell better in today's age? I was never a big RE/Biohazard fan so obviously nostalgia isn't clouding my judgment, however CoD (or any other shooter that sells extremely well) is obviously a bar that developers like Capcom would love to reach.

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Jawknee
Tuesday, April 05, 2011 @ 11:22:55 AM

Problem is, this has been their approach the entire generation. Trying to adjust, and it's been an utter failure since the beginning.

Doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different outcome every time is insanity. They aren't learning from their mistakes and if they continue down this road they are going to end up getting sold off or worse, closed down. Call of Duty kids aren't going to care about this game. No matter how Call of Duty like they make it. They will continue playing Call of Duty while the original fans of Resident Evil, the ones who would actually buy and play a proper Resident Evil installment are left out in the cold. They are alienating their primary consumer base while not gaining enough new ones. Capcom has been losing money this entire generation and this direction they are taking is the primary reason.

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jimmyhandsome
Tuesday, April 05, 2011 @ 11:38:11 AM

I don't disagree with anything you're saying. I'd be curious to see how well Resident Evil 5 sold, though. It was released during the "shooter-heavy era" and may have suffered as a result.

I def don't disagree with the true fans being left out in the cold argument. Apparently alot of Socom 1 and 2 "vets" are pretty p*ssed at Zipper for trying to make Socom 4 "more like CoD". However, sequels and spin-offs NEED to be updated to reflect that of game-play of 2011, so I don't blame Zipper for "dumbing it down".

Thats obviously a different example as they're already both shooters, however developers do need to look at what is popular TODAY, and what gamers want TODAY. And unfortunately (for some) that is the fast-paced, "twitch" shooters like CoD, Halo, and to a lesser degree Killzone. Capcom can't look back and say, "hey, Resident Evil 2 sold really well back in 1998 lets make a spin off with the same exact gameplay"...(cheesy example, I know) but rather a spin-off that would reflect something that's popular for 2011.

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Excelsior1
Tuesday, April 05, 2011 @ 12:24:22 PM

re5 sold over 5 million copies so it was hardly a flop even with its stripped down horror elements, and a lot of people complaining about the controlls. i don't know how that compares to past titles though.

i absolutely loved the re series right up until the last one. i even liked outbreak. about the only ones i didn't care for were the on rails racoon city chronicles, and umbrella chroniicles.

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slugga_status
Tuesday, April 05, 2011 @ 12:34:58 PM

@Jimmyhandsome

CoD created the stigma that western gamers just want something fast paced and all action. That's far from the truth. People are starving for something different especially from a franchise like RE. Capcom is really screwing with franchises fans have loved..and don't realize they're having the opposite effect. Sure what's popular now has some effect on what to create..Yet when you had a formula that only needed to be improved upon then you almost have gold in my book.

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jimmyhandsome
Tuesday, April 05, 2011 @ 12:46:21 PM

@ Slugga

I agree with you that the CoD "phenomenom" has in fact changed the way alot of developers (Japanese AND western) make their games. And I also agree with the fact that alot of the hardcore fans that grew up with the RE series don't necissarily want to see a "shooter resident evil". However, I don't blame them for creating a spin-off of one of their most famous series that does cater to this large market segment. Its not like they're calling this game RE6 or something.

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slugga_status
Tuesday, April 05, 2011 @ 2:36:56 PM

@ Jimmy

True and I agree with you..I just think if they wanted to make a spin off then do it full blown ya know? Like they could've named it Operation Racoon City..but they decided to slap Resident Evil in front of it..I think we can get the same type of gameplay from a TPS in Uncharted 3

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SoulController
Tuesday, April 05, 2011 @ 11:18:38 AM
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A hard head, makes a soft ass..

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Ludicrous_Liam
Tuesday, April 05, 2011 @ 12:54:42 PM

Just trying to work out what the hell that means...nope. Doesn't appear I can XD

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Burton
Tuesday, April 05, 2011 @ 11:19:44 AM
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Sheesh Crapcom, what about what your fans want. Or is it because your fans have jumped ship to EA's Dead Space. Which ironically was developed out west.

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Jawknee
Tuesday, April 05, 2011 @ 11:25:11 AM

I think it's been obvious their "fans" don't mean much to them since they released Resident Evil 5.

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Excelsior1
Tuesday, April 05, 2011 @ 11:26:37 AM
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this is a tps, right? if it's a fps, i'll have to pass altogether. about the only thing i enjoyed in re5 was going through the campign online.

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BTNwarrior
Tuesday, April 05, 2011 @ 11:31:18 AM
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How much you want to bet Las Plagas or uroboros shows up in this even though it is based in raccoon city

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Excelsior1
Tuesday, April 05, 2011 @ 11:47:22 AM

omg, you are probably right. i want sloiw moving, 10 bullets to kill zombies not the weird tentacle obsessed ones.

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CrusaderForever
Tuesday, April 05, 2011 @ 11:34:50 AM
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This is terrible news. Did they learn nothing from RE5 and it's non-horror ways? The only way to get RE back to the glory days is for Operation Raccoon City to do poorly in sales. Unfortunately, it being RE more than guarantees high sales and thus continues the non-horror direction. Well, let me be the first to say, game, set, match and the winner for best Survival Horror IP is..........Dead Space!

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BTNwarrior
Tuesday, April 05, 2011 @ 12:07:54 PM

unfortunatly all they learned form RE5 was that it sold more than RE4

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DirtySkillzHD
Tuesday, April 05, 2011 @ 11:39:54 AM
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Re defined horror wtf is this

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spiderboi
Tuesday, April 05, 2011 @ 11:47:16 AM
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It sickens me when devs chicken out and opt not to run out new IPs, and instead attach popular, non-relevant titles like RE, CoD and FF for FF13 (sorry FF13 lovers). With the exception of FF13, if the aforementioned titles published their games not bearing RE and CoD, I doubt sales would be as massive. Business decision - wise; guts and balls - tiny.

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OverBerg
Tuesday, April 05, 2011 @ 11:56:17 AM
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Pass.

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Excelsior1
Tuesday, April 05, 2011 @ 12:59:08 PM
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i was shocked to lust learn re5 was the best selling re title. maybe that's all capcom really heard, the lost in nighmares content seemed to be a move back to the horror elements, though., so that gives me a little hope.

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FM23
Tuesday, April 05, 2011 @ 1:23:34 PM
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Never cared for RE in the first place, but I hope this action games plays nothing like RE4 or RE5...not great shooters. I could care less for horror games really so this doesn't upset. Dead space was probably the first horror game to blow me away after RE4. After that, I went back to not caring about the genre at all. CoD isn't to blame, it's the stupid developers thinking shooting is the best part of gaming now.

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Jawknee
Tuesday, April 05, 2011 @ 3:26:52 PM

"not great shooters."

That's because they aren't.

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FM23
Tuesday, April 05, 2011 @ 6:27:13 PM

True Jawknee, but think about it...why does a game with guns in it handle so awkwardly. Back in the day when I was a casual gamer, I never understood why RE played the way it did. Then RE4 came out which was good, but when RE5 came out...I noticed how awkward the shooting was. Shoot, but you don't move. Weird and if I didn't beat RE5 with a roommante, I probably wouldn't have bothered to complete it on my own. I would have just returned it to Hollywood video...you know when this place still existed...lol

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Lawless SXE
Tuesday, April 05, 2011 @ 1:41:34 PM
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Ah... frick it. I'm giving up hope on it. Why, oh why do they feel the need to speed everything up and turn it away from its roots? Some of us just want something different. If I want a squad-based shooter, I'll pick up SOCOM (And I'm going to do so), not an RE game. Maaaan, big companies suck. They're too busy chasing after non-existent dollars to cater to their true audiences and the ones that have supported them (not that I have, but I'm not the only one calling for RE to be RE). Ah well, at least I should look to RE6 instead... or dare I say REPSP/NGP?

'Surrender all hope as you enter this place.'
Peace.

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Lord carlos
Tuesday, April 05, 2011 @ 2:03:10 PM
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Instead of crying about sh!t i can't change i think i'll just wait and see before forming an opinion.

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DirtySkillzHD
Tuesday, April 05, 2011 @ 4:33:55 PM

Wtf?

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Minishmaru
Tuesday, April 05, 2011 @ 2:04:36 PM
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Man, fu** you! I'm done with supporting spin offs especially shooters. I'm just gonna play all these discounted games that never got the full value appreciation they deserved.

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BikerSaint
Tuesday, April 05, 2011 @ 2:19:12 PM
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Well, Crapcom's flushing whatever loyal fans they once had, right down the sh*tter!

But make sure to keep an eye on "PlatinumGames" because they're saying they're in agreement with us & Tatsuya Minami wants Platinum Games to become the gold-standard of all Japanese games...

Announcing “Platinum Next” by Tatsuya Minami



Platinum Next: The Japanese Standard Bearer in Global Competition

These past five years have flown by.
When we established our company with the credo “deliver smiles and surprises around the world”, our staff at the time were determined that quality should never be compromised. We dubbed the new company PlatinumGames with the hope that it would be symbolic of permanent brilliance. Since then, each and every member of PlatinumGames has worked together creating these games.

Five years later, we have delivered several titles to players worldwide. The effort expended was well worth it; at last, I feel the PlatinumGames brand has truly been recognized.

Today, we open our eyes and set our sights on a new course, under the auspices of a new guiding principle. As stated, we aim to be the Japanese standard bearer in the competitive global video game market.

I believe that games exist to offer fresh surprises to those who play them. As members of the games business, we have always pursued the creation of the new, and we take pride in doing our part to support our industry.

However, the current games business is struggling. The “fresh surprises” I mention are becoming few and far between, especially in our home of Japan.

Not so long ago, Japan lead the world’s games business, and it was not a stretch to call games a uniquely Japanese specialty; however, now it appears that Japanese games companies have lost their vigor.

Series grow ever-longer; original titles are on the decline. Games with new at their core are disappearing. Japanese games that garner worldwide acclaim are slipping away.

This state of affairs deeply saddens us.

When we turn this mirror on ourselves, I feel it is fair to say that PlatinumGames is currently one of the very few healthy Japanese games companies. I also came to realize that we must now consider our work in creating games to be that of a mandate.

“The Japanese Standard Bearer in Global Competition”.

At PlatinumGames, we strive to be the face of Japanese game studios on the worldwide stage. We want our contributions to not only be towards the games industry as a whole, but also be contributions towards our homeland of Japan. That is the principle that will guide our company into the future.

We aim to bring happiness to gamers worldwide. We seek to ignite a Japanese games revival. And our troops will have the highest morale.

We’re in this fight for the long haul.

Tatsuya Minami
President and CEO
PlatinumGames Inc.
Spring 2011

BTW, here's the link:
http://platinumgames.com/2011/04/01/announcing-%E2%80%9Cplatinum-next%E2%80%9D/

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Excelsior1
Tuesday, April 05, 2011 @ 3:43:35 PM

like what they say but almost every one of their games has ben a sales flop. okami is their best selling title to date at 300,00 units. some in the industry have refferred to it as the platinum curse, so it'll be interesting to see if they are even still around in 5 yrs let alone sparking a japenese games revival.



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JSwayze
Tuesday, April 05, 2011 @ 2:32:43 PM
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WTF Capcom, W..T..F.......

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, April 05, 2011 @ 2:33:49 PM

that chick is cute

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AnonWTF
Tuesday, April 05, 2011 @ 9:20:19 PM

who is she? Looks like a Gravure Idol.

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JSwayze
Wednesday, April 06, 2011 @ 4:20:39 AM

Her name is Yuri Kwon

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AnonWTF
Wednesday, April 06, 2011 @ 5:40:21 PM

blah, I was so close =). Girls Generation has a couple of good songs. Thx for replying.

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JSwayze
Wednesday, April 06, 2011 @ 9:45:06 PM

Yeah they do. As of right now, I can't get "Visual Dreams" out of my head

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, April 05, 2011 @ 2:33:22 PM
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If it's fun I'll bargain bin it, other than that, boo.

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Lairfan
Tuesday, April 05, 2011 @ 3:17:14 PM
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Well this sucks. I was hoping they might have kept a bit of actual horror in this one, but from what this guy said Capcom doesn't seem to want to do that anymore.

And even though I was never truly into RE, I'm feeling kind of sad that its lost its identity. No matter if this is a spin-off or not, its still RE and will sell good enough to make Capcom think that this is the direction RE should go in. So I don't think we'll ever be going back to the old days of RE ladies and gentlemen.

Well, at least it'll be a decent rental, provided Slant Six can actually make a good game this time (Socom Confrontation was terrible!).

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Wissam
Tuesday, April 05, 2011 @ 3:21:53 PM
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They should change the game name as well.

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sirbob6
Tuesday, April 05, 2011 @ 3:25:14 PM
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I'll wait and see. It might end up being a more tactical version of Left 4 Dead with slow zombies.

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Sol
Tuesday, April 05, 2011 @ 3:54:27 PM
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I don't like the sound of this. They are straying too far from what made us fans of the original games in the first place. Five had its faults but at least I saw a little (very little...) of the old flair.

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Oyashiro
Tuesday, April 05, 2011 @ 4:09:18 PM
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CAPCOM executive: We got a lot of complaints about us trying to westernize our games... Any ideas what we should do now?

Random employee: How about we take one of our well know franchises...

Exec: Go on...

Employee: We set it in a fan favorite time and location of said franchise...

Exec: And...

Employee: And... WE GIVE IT TO A WESTERN DEVELOPER AND MAKE IT A SHOOTER!

Exec: BRILLIANT!

Employee: DERP!

Exec: DERP DERP!

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FM23
Tuesday, April 05, 2011 @ 6:28:21 PM

LMAO...that was a good laugh.

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DirtySkillzHD
Tuesday, April 05, 2011 @ 4:32:24 PM
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Re defined horror wtf is this

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kraygen
Tuesday, April 05, 2011 @ 4:51:49 PM
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Was never a big RE fan, however another mindless zombie shooter interests me a lot less than an actual horror game.

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FM23
Tuesday, April 05, 2011 @ 6:27:43 PM

Agreed

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Geobaldi
Tuesday, April 05, 2011 @ 6:18:48 PM
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Think now it's official. Dead Space has replaced Resident Evil as the top horror franchise.

*Looks over at Silent Hill*

Now it's your turn. Are you going to let this happen?

Though I have to say, that Amnesia: The Dark Descent, has actually given me more chills than any other game in recent memory.

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Douchebaguette
Tuesday, April 05, 2011 @ 8:04:11 PM

Intrigued by that one. Too bad mah PC can't run it >=\. Uuurrghhh, I'll have to buy a graphics card. Soon. When I have a decent income.

Though how does it compare to...Fatal Frame? Muhuarhuarhuarahauuah. Damn, we need Fatal Frame on the PS3.

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Geobaldi
Tuesday, April 05, 2011 @ 10:40:26 PM

I really loved the Fatal Frame series, and still ranks as one of my favorite franchises, though I don't have a Wii so I can't try part IV. Or part V either since it'll be a Wii exclusive too :(

Amnesia is kinda on the same lines as that series is. Though you have no weapons at all throughout the game so the monsters you do encounter can kill you very easily if they spot you and you can't escape them in time. But no other game comes close in terms of atmosphere. If you have surround sound, it's an absolute delight to hear all the roars, shrieks, dripping, and other effects. Also you longer you stay away from light, the more insane your character becomes and you'll start seeing things like roaches running across the screen. Any video card made within the last 7 years should be able to run that game with no problems.

Alternatively, you could try the Penumbra series also, since it is made by the same people.

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Douchebaguette
Wednesday, April 06, 2011 @ 12:45:13 PM

I see, builds more intruige now. I have also heard of this Penumbra title.

Unfortunateky my PC has pretty much failed many tests to run games @ systemreaquirementslab.com

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Snaaaake
Tuesday, April 05, 2011 @ 6:32:04 PM
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Totally expected this, so I'm not mad at all.
I personally don't care how they do with their games, they just have to make sure it's good and worth my money.

When it was said a squad-based shooter, never for a second I thought Raccoon City will be horror.
But I still expect we get swarmed by zombies to keep us on the edge of our sit.

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Excelsior1
Tuesday, April 05, 2011 @ 6:46:07 PM
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this is off topic but jack trenton of sony just said price doesn't make or break a sytsem, and people have been spending hudreds on portable devices for years. that worries me a little becuase i think a bad price can really hurt sales.

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evilmunkie
Tuesday, April 05, 2011 @ 7:23:58 PM
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Dont know if anyones said this but I guess it makes sense for this game. I mean your playing as trained umbrella mercenaries that I would hope have had some experience with the worst of what umbrella has in stock. I know its not traditional RE and its not in the way most of us want to revisit Raccoon City, but it just wouldn't be smart to split up in a city full of zombies either. When I first heard about the specifics of this game I was thinking its probably going just going to be a upgraded version of dead nation, which wasent a bad game just wish there was more to it storywise. I hope it'll be good since I like the series but my expectations are low, atleast then it will suprise me if it turns up being good. It sounds interesting if its 3rd person but think I will pass on it if its in a FPS. I'll reserve judgement till i see some actual gameplay because its a nice angle on what happened in Raccoon City.

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Douchebaguette
Tuesday, April 05, 2011 @ 8:05:33 PM
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That's right. They're aiming at my balls.

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SnipeySnake
Tuesday, April 05, 2011 @ 8:31:07 PM
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Why don't they just make polls? =.=

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gangan19
Tuesday, April 05, 2011 @ 8:36:14 PM
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so it's not gonna be scary? :(

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___________
Wednesday, April 06, 2011 @ 3:36:55 AM
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so, in other words RE5!
its not going to be scary?
really?
naaaaaaaaaaaaaah, REALLY!?
could of fooled me!

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Robochic
Wednesday, April 06, 2011 @ 10:46:52 AM
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Well not sold, go back to the roots of RE please! The whole reason I loved the franchise in the beginning was the story lines and the how scary it would get. Oh well at least I still have them in Gamecube and will just play the older ones.

Would love more Fatal frame :) Now thats a scary franchise :)

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KNG201
Saturday, April 09, 2011 @ 1:47:41 PM
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I think the spin-off is a good idea for now. capcom probably needs the $$ in this day and age so they can make a RE tittle (RE5...not scary...but fun?) that can get back to its roots hopefully.
its hard to see anything inside from outside. (gamers) & vise versa. (devs). i might buying it but for now I will keep my eye on it. IMO we need to get back to co-op shooters, fighters, hell rpgs....anyone remember what fun CONTRA (nes) was? I miss it so.

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