SAN MATEO, CA— September 15, 2009— Capcom®, a leading worldwide developer and publisher of video games, announced that Resident Evil® 5 for PC has shipped today. PC users can now experience the fear they will never forget in a very real new way in Resident Evil 5 for the PC as the game will feature Games for Window LIVE, new costumes, an improved Mercenaries mode and a new 3D effect that will have player’s trembling as the terror becomes their reality. Resident Evil 5 for the PC has been rated M for Mature by the ESRB and has a suggested retail price of $49.99 at all major retailers across North America.
Utilizing the new NVIDIA® GeForce® 3D Vision® technology (wireless 3D Vision glasses sold separately), players will get to experience stereoscopic 3D out of screen effects. Players will experience Kijuju like they have never seen before. Infected Majini coming at players from all angles, dust flying out of the screen and the scariest bosses to date are taken up a notch. Not only will players get to experience the stereoscopic 3D effects during game play, but during cinematic cut scenes as well– an industry first!
Intel, whose processors make Resident Evil 5 for the PC’s game play as stunning and fast as it is scary has come together with Capcom to create a unique Facebook application for Resident Evil fans called the Majini Makeover which can be found at apps.facebook.com/majini. The application allows fans who are Facebook users to transform a regular photo into a grotesque Resident Evil 5 inspired Majini. The evil is infectious as the service also allows fans to show their dark side to their friends through Facebook and on top of that can enter to win an Ultra RE5/Intel package which includes a grand prize of a Mobile Intel® Core™ i7 based laptop computer, copies of the game, Resident Evil collectibles, and five top of the line Intel® Core™ i7 processors. Resident Evil 5 for PC has been optimized for the Core™ i7 and takes full advantage of its intelligent, multi-core technology for increased realism and an intensely immersive experience.
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About Resident Evil 5
From the ashes of old conflicts, a new terror arises. The Umbrella Corporation and its crop of lethal viruses have been destroyed and contained. But a new, more dangerous threat has emerged. Years after surviving the events in Raccoon City, Chris Redfield has been fighting the scourge of bio-organic weapons all over the world. Now a member of the Bio-terrorism Security Assessment Alliance (BSSA), Chris is sent to Africa to investigate a biological agent that is transforming the populace into aggressive and disturbing creatures. Joined by another local BSSA agent, Sheva Alomar, the two must work together to solve the truth behind the disturbing turn of events. Featuring a revolutionary new co-op mode of gameplay, Resident Evil 5 will let players experience fear together as terror moves out of the shadows and into the light of day.
Co-producer and series veterans Jun Takeuchi (Lost Planet) and Masachika Kawata (Resident Evil 4 Wii Edition, Resident Evil: Umbrella Chronicles) unleash an unprecedented level of fear for the new generation in Resident Evil 5, the sequel to one of the highest-rated videogames in history according to Metacritic.com and Gamerankings.com. Promising to revolutionize the series by delivering an unbelievable level of detail, realism and control, Resident Evil 5 is certain to bring new fans to the series. Incredible changes to both the gameplay and world of Resident Evil make this a must-have game for gamers across the globe.
The Resident Evil series has sold over 40 million units since the original game was released in 1996 and has spawned a multi-million dollar trilogy of films from Sony Pictures. The latest installment of the game, Resident Evil 5 promises to revolutionize the series just as Resident Evil 4 did.
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ABOUT NVIDIA 3D Vision Technology
A combination of high-tech wireless glasses and advanced software, NVIDIA 3D Vision can transform hundreds of PC games into full stereoscopic 3D. In addition, you can watch 3D movies and 3D digital photographs in eye popping, crystal-clear quality. To play Resident Evil 5 in full 3D, which has been enhanced to display images that are positioned in 3 dimensional spaces behind and in front of the computer screen, users require a PC with a GeForce GPU (GeForce 8800 or higher), NVIDIA 3D Vision stereoscopic glasses and a 3D-Vision-ready monitor. For more information on how to experience Resident Evil 5 in full 3D, please visit www.nvidia.com/3DVISION.
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