Yeah, I know, I’m a day late with this. Forgive me, for I was busy reviewing one of the worst games in recent memory. Back in August, TJ and I nearly got into fisticuffs over which was the best Resident Evil. Blood was shed, harsh words were yelled, tears were wept (mostly from me), and in the end we had a clear winner. Actually, that’s a lie, even all of you couldn’t decide which game was best. At the time of this writing, and out of over 700 votes, Resident Evil 2 and RE4 are tied with 34% of the votes each. That’s crazy. So crazy I felt the urge to include proof after the break.
Obviously, there’s still a lot of love for Resident Evil 2, and understandably so. It’s an amazing game that, much like Aliens built on the foundation of its predecessor, RE2 took the series out of the Spencer Mansion and into the chaos that was Raccoon City. One of the best things about that game was the sultry special agent Ada Wong, who’s been a series mainstay since her debut in RE2. Since then, she’s took up residence in all our hearts, and especially Leon’s, who’s been smitten with her for some time now. If you don’t love her already, you will after you see this amazing cosplay I have waiting for you after the break.
The wait is finally over. What has already been a stellar year for horror fans is about to get even better with the long awaited Resident Evil 6. Capcom’s “throw everything and see what sticks” approach has resulted in four different campaigns that practically feel like their own games, the return of the highly addictive Mercenaries mode, and a new competitive Agent Hunt mode. Either this strategy has paid off, giving fans of the series a variety of different ways to enjoy this ambitious game, or everything could buckle under the weight of its lofty goals. Let’s find out.
The bitch in the red dress is back, and she’s more badass than ever. Between her slick moves, grappling gun, and a crossbow with different firing modes, I think her scenarios might be the most fun to partake in. It certainly helps that her story looks to run parallel to Leon’s, meaning lots of zombies and creepy/rainy locales to explore. The fantastic video comes with the very good news that Ada will have her own single-player story so we can all relive the glorious days of Resident Evil 4 without a co-op partner, and rightly so, because I can’t picture Ada teaming up with anyone. Her story will unlock after you’ve completed the other three campaigns and give you the opportunity to beat down zombies with your serious ‘tude.
The US trailer for Resident Evil: Retribution certainly gave us a good look at the increased scope of the project, but might have been a little bit light on the red stuff. Now two international trailers, which are largely comprised of the same footage as the US trailer (just a little switched up), give a slightly gorier edge to things.
In theaters September 14, “The Umbrella Corporation’s deadly T-virus continues to ravage the Earth, transforming the global population into legions of the flesh eating Undead. The human race’s last and only hope, Alice (Milla Jovovich), awakens in the heart of Umbrella’s most clandestine operations facility and unveils more of her mysterious past as she delves further into the complex. Without a safe haven, Alice continues to hunt those responsible for the outbreak; a chase that takes her from Tokyo to New York, Washington, D.C. and Moscow, culminating in a mind-blowing revelation that will force her to rethink everything that she once thought to be true. Aided by newfound allies and familiar friends, Alice must fight to survive long enough to escape a hostile world on the brink of oblivion. The countdown has begun.”
Jovovich, Sienna Guillory, Colin Salmon, Shawn Roberts, Boris Kodjoe, Michelle Rodriguez, Johann Urb, Oded Fehr, Kevin Durand and Li Bingbing all star.
Head inside to check out the trailer! Thanks to BD reader Jeremy for the heads up! READ MORE