It makes for a confusing headline, but Capcom’s decision to remake on Wii the GameCube remake of the first Resident Evil game is good news for retailers and fans of the series.
Dubbed Resident Evil Archives: Resident Evil, the game will take the same route as Resident Evil 4 in that it will be a straight port of the GameCube code but tweaked to incorporate WiiMote controls. It’s due for release this June, CVG claims.
On GameCube the game was known simply as Resident Evil, and was a faithful reproduction of the PlayStation and Saturn original – albeit with significantly improved graphics which still look good today.
A Wii version of another GameCube outing, Resident Evil Zero, was released in Japan last year.
Whether or not the Wii will now receive the same less ambitious ports of Resident Evil 2, 3 and Code Veronica as was seen on GameCube is yet to be seen.