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

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


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.



  1. Blerk

    Why don’t they just quit with the Ganados and the jet-hopping destinations and just give us a PROPER Resi set in a house or a city or something? With proper zombies and everything? Like everyone wants?

    #1 6 years ago
  2. Gekidami

    Sounds neat, now just NOT make it an on-rails shooter…

    #2 6 years ago
  3. ecu

    Umbrella Chronicles was on-rails, and was awesome.

    #3 6 years ago
  4. Hero of Canton

    I think ‘awesome’ is pushing it. It certainly wasn’t as bad as some made out – it was just a very different kind of lightgun shooter, and some people weren’t keen on its slower pace. It has one absolute genius touch in it, which is the radio reports coming through in the Resi 3 levels. Surprisingly unnerving stuff.

    #4 6 years ago
  5. deanimate

    “on rails” = instant lose.

    #5 6 years ago

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