Kawata: Darkside Chronicles goes “back to a very dark style RE”

By Stephany Nunneley, Friday, 13 March 2009 15:40 GMT

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Speaking at last night’s Resident Evil 5 launch party in San Francisco, Capcom dev Masachika Kawata told attendees that Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles will hearken back to the darker, more horror-style of REs past.

“What we’re looking to do is go back to a ‘very dark’ style of Resident Evil,” Kawata said.

“‘Dark’ is really a key word for this game. It will be shown in horror, in the storyline, in the emotions that the characters go through.”

Showing clips of Claire Redfield and Leon Kennedy in Racoon City, circa Resident Evil 2, he mentioned that the development team is “putting a lot of care, a lot of attention into how the camera system works in a rail-based shooter.”

These camera improvements were shown by way of “dramatic point-of-view shots of zombies feasting and the player narrowly escaping death with their partner’s help”.

Sounds appealing.

More information on the game is expected later in the year.

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