Capcom’s stance on Resident Evil 4 Wii Edition

By Spencer . March 29, 2007 . 4:42pm

One of the more juicy, surprising and completely unconfirmed rumors comes from a Gamestop listing of “Resident Evil 4 Wii Edition”. A reader over at GoNintendo pointed it out, but the original listing vanished from the face of the internet. Instead of just reposting the rumor I shot an e-mail over to Capcom to see what’s up with it and here is what I got:


Capcom has not made any announcements about a new Resident Evil title.


It’s your standard “no comment” and pretty much what I was expecting to hear. However, it’s a lot more promising than hearing that some malicious clerk at Gamestop put the listing in the database. Anyone else hoping that Resident Evil 4 with Wii controls is a real?

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  • Steingrímur Jóhannesson

    Hell yeah. It would be totally awesome!

  • Veilknight

    Capcom already has Resident Evil: Umbrella Chronicles set for release on the Wii (and let’s not forget about RE 5 for the 360/PS3 either) so somehow I doubt they have yet another RE title in development for the same console when they still have work to be done with UC.

    I don’t think a port of RE 4 to the Wii is really necessary to begin with. The game is already flawless as it is on the GC/PS2 and I’d rather Capcom implement all their clever ideas of using the Wii remote in a Resident Evil game to be saved for Umbrella Chronicles.

  • EvilAkito

    Would anyone honestly be surprised if Capcom released RE4 on Wii? Their past RE games have been all over the place, and I can’t imagine that a GC-to-Wii port would be terribly difficult. It’s just an inexpensive way for them to boost sales on a game they’ve invested a lot of time and money into. Add in obvious Wiimote functionality, throw in the bonuses from PS2 port (perhaps a few more as well), release it during a time when there aren’t a ton of “hardcore” games available for the system, and give it a budget price of $30. Now you’re all set. It’ll attract repeat buyers as well as Wii owners who haven’t played it yet.

    Even though I’ve played the GC version to death and have sort of gotten bored with the game, I’d probably still pick it up for the Wii. The added Wii-specific controls may be just enough to revive the experience for me.

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