Resident Evil: Archives trailer shows and shows nothing

It is becoming more and more clear that Capcom doesn’t think it can possibly release the original Resident Evil enough. The game’s been updated and revamped more than Joan River’s face and they aren’t stopping. Next up is the Wii port of the game Resident Evil: Archives which just got a Japanese teaser trailer. The budget game will feature remakes of Resident Evil and Resident Evil: Zero that have already been released before as separate games in Japan.The trailer itself is pretty much useless on all fronts as it doesn’t show any new content, but does proclaim proudly that the game will be on the Wii.

Archives is scheduled for release in the US this June at the low price of $29.99 and will feature some added Wii Remote controls that include shaking for readying weapons and other fun motion stuff that we’re sure will add an entire new layer to the game. The game looks to be almost exactly like the GameCube remake except for the motion controls shoved in so there isn’t much new to see here, especially because it doesn’t even look like widescreen will be thrown in for a variety of reasons. I’m just going to pop my GameCube version in my Wii and save $30.  

Matthew Razak