Remastered Resident Evil: Chronicles Games Shoot Up PS3 In June

By Spencer . May 23, 2012 . 10:02pm

Capcom’s light gun style Resident Evil games are pretty intuitive. Point, shoot, and occasionally waggle to pull out your knife. Originally released for Wii, Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles and Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles are coming to PS3 with a few extra features. Both titles have PlayStation Move support, enhanced graphics, trophies, and worldwide leaderboards.


Japan will get the two games on one Resident Evil Chronicles HD Selection Blu-ray disc on June 28. Capcom USA plans to distribute both titles on PlayStation Network in June.

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  • WTF?! Capcom, stop giving Japan all the exclusive discs! I was only planning on buying this if it was a physical disc so I could put it in my collection on my shelf! When no one buys your HD sh*t, don’t act like no one wants it when in fact it’s because you won’t give the fans what they really want!!! I’m tired of not getting all the Resident Evil HD remakes on disc!!!

    • Luna Kazemaru

       TO bad people WILL buy it tho lol.

      • Nemesis_Dawn

        I know I certainly will.

      • Zero_Destiny

        What? Why is that a bad thing? 

        • M’iau M’iaut

          Its bad because Luna says it is. Nep nep is good because Luna says it is.

          • Luna Kazemaru

             Oh how cute you can make jokes :P

          • M’iau M’iaut

            A joke with as much reason behind it as the neptune posts you felt needed to be banned.

            Let’s all find different hills for our final stands than some idiot video games.

          • Luna Kazemaru

             Yes because like I said calling it a cancer is legitimate.  Or huurr hurr this game sucks is alright OK /thumbs up

          • Focusing only on the invalid points to ignore the valid points isn’t a logical way of thinking; it just makes you as blind as the other side. Not to mention using one misfired user to represent the entire opposition.

            But really, I’m surprised you even felt the need to bring in other conversations that has nothing to do with the current one. Distractions again.

        • Luna Kazemaru

           Never said it was bad :P

          • Zero_Destiny

            So when you said that I take it you meant it as like a retort to the gentlemen who said he doesn’t want to buy the digital game? I see, okay I think I’m getting what you meant now. lol

            But did you have to word it so mean then? I think it would of been much more effective if you had perhaps just told him that there is a place in the market in the west for these digital releases and that, this is what Capcom USA feels comfortable with. Which does make finical sense considering how quickly the west has chosen to go digital and how Japanese markets are still clinging desperately to physical media. It’s also a sound decision when you consider the market/economy’s state. The way you worded it comes off as an attack which I don’t really think belongs on siliconera.

            There can be some real annoying comments written with a lot of rage and just plain old trolling. But if you just brush them off no one will really learn anything. It’s okay to go “lol yeah sure speak for yourself buddy” but if that’s all you do then really you are no different then the guy who posted that troll-ish/mean comment then. And really that’s sad since you seem like a pretty cool guy and I could agree with your comment now if not for the negativity behind it.

            There is a fine line when you are dealing with people who say things like that and you have to be careful. Before you know it you’ll see yourself jumping on everything people say and/or posting millions of joke comments and funny gifs that are just pointless and have no place in an actual discussion. It’s fun to joke and enjoy the community but jokes shouldn’t be at others expense.

            This is my personal philosophy and doesn’t by any means have to be yours but I feel that if I can’t add anything of value to the topic at hand then I shouldn’t bother commenting at all. Which is why I try to refrain from comments that attack others now. It’s really great to have a nice community to disuse the things you love but this didn’t happen by magic. If you don’t respect the other commenters even the mean troll ones then I don’t see how you can expect others would respect you. And without respect this whole thing comes apart.

            Okay long rant over now sorry. But let’s both agree trying to stay open and not get angry with comments like that again. I’m by no means innocent ether, you can even call this comment pretty off-topic now. lol Let’s try to stay on topic better from now on though.

          • Luna Kazemaru

             I’ll keep that in mind then.

          • SirRichard

            “The way you worded it comes off as an attack which I don’t really think belongs on siliconera.”

            Now it’s my turn to rant; really? Luna’s post perhaps wasn’t the best response to that, but “too bad lol” is hardly an attack on anyone. You’re making a serious deal of the negativity behind their comment when it seriously amounts to very little at all.

            Being nice all the time is not healthy for a community, it encourages it to become an echochamber where everyone must agree or get shunned. Not everything is going to be sunshine and full of roses, and frankly that’s better; conflict is interesting, it can encourage interesting discussion and help to provide insight into matters. It can devolve into pointless bickering or fighting, very true, but that’s no reason to lock it out entirely.

            This is something I’ve noticed others proclaiming elsewhere as well, particularly around the entire Catacombs outburst. Yes, a lot of that was uncalled for, but some of the responses to it (like aoihana’s in the Open Thread, for instance) made me roll my eyes with how “Everyone must be extra super special nice to each other!” they came off as. Yes, sometimes jokes should be at the expense of others because slapping someone upside the head and laughing is far more effective a means of discouragement than lightly tapping their wrist and suggesting  that they stop.

            There’s a difference between a pleasant community where interesting discussion is had and a hugbox in which legitimate opinions can be dismissed as “being too mean“. The former can be Siliconera, the latter is…well, the latter is the TVTropes forums, and I won’t get into the horrible mess that particular place is.

            TL;DR Grow thicker skin, I’m afraid of making you bruise by just blowing at you. And if that sounded mean, well, just proves I’m right, doesn’t it?

          • @SirRichard:disqus

            “Being nice all the time is not healthy for a community, it encourages it to become an echochamber where everyone must agree or get shunned.”

            I disagree. Being nice doesn’t equate to always agreeing; that itself is a wrong grasp of the concept. It’s still possible to disagree and not be a shrewed individual. Nobody likes another person being rude to them – the Golden/Silver Rule. If a community “needs” a balance that must allow things like rudeness, then it probably isn’t a good balance to begin with. Let’s not forget that the reason people can say today how pleasant the community is is because of the maintenance done by the admins in the past; without it, it’ll just fade away sooner or later.

          • SirRichard

            @DrakosAmatras:disqus I never mentioned anything about taking away the work of the admins, I’m not sure where you’re getting that from.

            Thing is, rants like ZeroDestiny’s above aren’t suggesting disagreeing while still being nice, at least not from my perspective. The thing that set him off was “too bad lol”; he claims it was an attack and “worded meanly”. If something as simple as that constitutes “being mean” then I’m at a loss for words. There’s not being rude and then there’s having to pick every single word carefully lest someone should find a part of it offensive.

            Letting people mouth off a bit will not throw the site into anarchy, it will not ruin the admins’ work. As long as they smack down anyone getting out of hand (as a mod/admin should) as soon as they can I don’t see what’s wrong with lightly ribbing people or taking the mickey out of someone being really stupid about something (i.e. the very, very start of this long comment chain).

            And it’s not like the admins don’t have a go at people as well, I know Ishaan has taken more than a few digs at thebanditking for being stupid about things before.

          • @SirRichard:disqus
            What I meant about the admins is that the site didn’t get to maintain its atmosphere by just leaving it up to the community; at least some form of restraint is required to maintain it now and then.

            Zero’s rant is less about what Luna said, but how she put it. He did make his point clear starting from the 3rd paragraph: Taking a jab is – ignoring whether it’s from the right side or not – not really accomplishing anything; it’s just replying a stupid comment with another (less, if not equally) stupid comment. It just goes nowhere. Instead of that, a more explanative comment would not only have applied the same effect, but also would have served as a general reply to other similar stupid comments that are to come – not to mention possibly invoking a discussion that is actually thoughtful. My point is: You don’t remove an arrow notch by jamming another arrow from the opposite side; you have to take it out properly with surgery. Say/Think what you will about Aoihana’s idealism (which I happen to share); we’ve worked with that principle before, and it worked fine as far as the application went (and as long as we were working on it).

          • SirRichard

            @DrakosAmatras:disqus I wouldn’t suggest leaving a community to regulate itself either, that’s why I said that the admins should be there to keep people from getting out of hand.  I see what you mean with restraint being needed on the part of community members, though, that’s definitely true.

            I agree that Luna’s comment wasn’t the best way to respond to the first post, but what I took issue with is how ZeroDestiny phrased his response, I suppose. Even reading it now, while there is a focus on actually being informative and not making no-content posts, he still makes a big deal out of the negativity of the comment and that just rubs me the wrong way. And I would argue that you wouldn’t get an interesting discussion out of the way people rage about digital downloads here, but that’s just me.

            I’m seeing what you mean now, but I still say that jibes and a bit of ridicule have their place in communities. In fact I would argue that it has more of an effect on some people than a longer, more explanatory post. 

          • @SirRichard:disqus
            Yeah, no reason to disagree with that. I’m fully aware that sometimes, there are people who you just can’t explain no matter how hard you try, in which case, a blunt retort is the only way. In the end, it’s the moderation (i.e: acting moderately, not extreme) and flexibility that are the key elements here.

            While I’m at it, I should also admit here that me and some older users are from a “period” where the sort of pacifism I just talked about was a bit more common, so… we tend to worry sometimes. Hope you can understand that.

          • SirRichard

            @DrakosAmatras:disqus Oh no, that’s perfectly understandable, mate, I can see why the community heating up would alarm you lot that way. Some people (myself included at times) do need to cool it down a wee bit when we’re getting jabby, I can admit that, but I guess it’s just the cultures of other sites we’re used to.

      • So… am I to understand that this counts as a legitimate complaint?

        • Luna Kazemaru

           If you couldn’t see the sarcasm in that comment I feel bad.

          • You didn’t make clear whether it’s sarcasm or not. The responsibility is not mine. It’s precisely that sarcasm of yours that makes your statements hard to take in; you want to shut up people who talk trash, sure, but what you’re doing is not much better.

            And ridiculing the other party distracts from the topic and just isn’t a respectable element in conversations. You should work on that if you want to be more credible.

          • Luna Kazemaru

            You would think my stance on DD would have shown you it was? I don’t care if something is DD or not.

          • Luna Kazemaru

            I didn’t bring up the whole thing that was Miau but yeah w/e. This is very lovely how you both are coming at me about the whole thing tho.

          • @ValkyriaXEdge:disqus
            He’s going his own way with his sarcasm; I prefer to talk directly, because I hate how sarcasm does nothing but provoke the other party and derail conversations. Basically, I’m just saying that the way you’re handling trash-talkers isn’t exactly helping.

          • M’iau M’iaut




            Let’s try a different tact. Feel free to use whatever you find in those threads for/against anyone you choose. These fights you feel are so essential have as I said were battled many times before. Some of us have simply reached the conclusion that Nep and CH/IF in general just are no longer worth our blood.

          • Luna Kazemaru

             So because you both don’t feel the need about it I should to. Ok sure whatever I’ll leave the whole issue alone seeing as how I some how am The bad guy because I called people on on baseless comments (which are the only ones I have an issue with). I could careless if someone doesn’t like the games I play because not everyone likes the same thing. I do how ever have an issue when someone insults the playerbase( which I am apart of) for playing X games doesn’t even have to be with neptunia but w/e I’ll leave it alone (which I did to you brought it back up trying to take a shot at me) because it will be nothing but circle jerking.

          • @ValkyriaXEdge:disqus
            OK, before you start to assume I’m vilifying you, I’ll make it clear: For all my displeasure about that series, I know much better than to attack people based solely on preferences. The only reason I first replied to you was because I thought you’re being straightforward to Andrew, and that would be totally different from what you just told me half a day ago. But since you say it’s sarcasm, that’s done and over. It was prolonged further mainly because you were being sarcastic even further.

          • M’iau M’iaut

            Let me reevaluate and address @SirRichard:disqus as well.

            On this one, it was misunderstanding that you were slightly tweaking the DD is evil troll and not giving unsubstantiated support. It initially seemed a pretty disingenuous thing given our OT convo earlier in the week.

            I also think both of you (and many more posters) are comfortable or accepting of a slightly more caustic board posting environment than others. That’s far from a bad thing. 

            I think you have been at least around long enough to remember threads like the one I linked, last year’s Vday thread or the hijacking of an early Xillia thread into what became the infamous Great Yandere Debate of 2011.  It was a group of folks who were at the time reaching around at becoming actual friends. Now, there’s the open thread to encourage such bonding and it’s done that job beautifully. We on the other hand moved to the twitter side of SE and waited til becoming friends to start the harder comments. And trust me those comments can be quite pointed, but at least we are all there to help each other out when points hurt too much.

            This is nothing more than an explanation/definition of what can lead posters such as myself, drakos or zero (yup we are all part of the above group) to react as we did in this instance. Different strokes for the rest of humanity is more than acceptable, so we won’t begrudge anyone working for the good of the community.

            Keeping among the twitterverse has meant my postings and understandings of the posters is not as good as it needs to be. If you like neptune, do either of you dabble with VNs? That was another set of topics that brought the twitter team together. If you do, hijack some thread sometime and we can talk about it. (OT is just too crowded for such an important chat.).

          • SirRichard

            Just a clash of the old guard and new firebrands, I suppose. I can see why the change would unnerve (perhaps not the right word but I’m in a rush) long-time posters, a shift in a posting culture I’m used to to something different I’m not quite on board with wouldn’t sit well.

            I’ve dabbled in VNs myself but not Neptunia, but that’s a conversation for another time. And honestly, I think the Open Thread needs someone to hose down the giddy lot that run the place, things go so fast in there!

          • @SirRichard:disqus
            Well… to be fair, I don’t think the stuff that happens in the OT are that different from our group’s Twitter conversations. People just bond or bond stronger that way.

    • Guest

       Blame the consumers. Japanese consumers don’t really like digital distribution and they speak with their wallets. Meanwhile in the West, we complain yet….

    • SirRichard

      If you were a fan, wouldn’t you be willing to get it anyway?

  • kupomogli

    If there’s no English version on disc, PAL, Asian, whatever, then I won’t be getting it.  Capcom is one of my least favorite developers this gen already, pulling this bias crap towards westerners with digital only only feeds the Capcom hate.

    Looks like I’ll be sticking with the Wii versions if there’s dual text/audio version on disc.

    • Andrew Austin

       same here. I’ve been wanting this for a while but if its digital only then I’m going to have to pass. which sucks because I loved these games.

    • Guest

       Guess we’ll have to wait for the RE anniversary $150 package like the SF one

      • Tsuko85

         There has already been a Resident Evil anniversary package with the Bluray version of RE4/CVX that came with the PS1 versions of RE, RE2 and RE3
        But it was only released in Japan

    • thebanditking

      I need to know how big these games are before I decide if I am buying them or not (already own them on Wii) perhaps Europe will save me again with a retail release.

    • SirRichard

      Is it really “bias crap” when this exact pair of games flopped pretty hard in the West beforehand on the Wii, which has a considerably larger audience than the PS3? 
      And it’s not about the Wii not getting RE games, as RE4 did very well for itself on the system and the Archives ports of REmake and 0 didn’t do too bad either.

      • malek86

        We also have to remember that Move isn’t exactly widespread… so that’s all the more reason not to risk a retail release.

        I’m still not sure why Japan gets all the physical games though, even those that would actually make more sense as digital are released on BR/UMD over there. Do they have some deep-rooted hate toward digital games, or is it some kind of connection issue?

        • SirRichard

          Convenience, perhaps? It’s quicker to just grab it out of the store instead of waiting for the download? Maybe it’s a cultural thing to do with game stores, maybe they just haven’t taken to digital platforms as readily as Western territories. Could be any number of reasons.

          Maybe they feel more confident about making up the manufacturing costs there than in these regions?

  • malek86

    I have to wonder now, is digital distribution in Japan not as well seen as here (I say “here” meaning in western territories, because here in this site, most seem to hate digital for whatever reason)?

    I have noticed that many companies prefer to release their japanese versions on BR discs, even for relatively small games.

    • You can get away with pricing stuff higher in Japan, so I would assume that, in certain cases, even a small retail presence is enough to recoup your costs. I mean, that’s basically how the visual novel market sustains itself.

  • Tentacle wrapping girls…..

    *ahem* Auto aim. *YAY* I curious why they didn’t dub the game in JP…… Can any1 answer this?


  • Nemesis_Dawn

    I’m guessing that, since they’re not on disc in America,they probably don’t have platinum trophies. That’s a shame. Still, can’t wait to download these. I know a lot of people have an irrational hatred of digital downloads, but I am not one of those. There’s a reason why I upgraded my PS3’s hard drive. 

  • s07195

    Auto aim :S
    I know it’s hard to aim a cursor (or maybe it’s just me -.-) but isn’t this missing the point of the game?

    • Diff. pl, diff. method of playing.

      • s07195

        Well, yeah.

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