Capcom have put together a new brand called "Resident Evil Archives", which they will use to release old RE games on the Wii at a budget price.
The first game to have this new lease of life will be the original Resident Evil from Gamecube, which was itself a remake apparently. My head hurts. Both the US and European box arts can be seen on the left there. You might say they're of the mugly persuasion. Capcom's press release reads:
Resident Evil Archives gives Wii gamers an opportunity to play classic games from the Resident Evil series they may have missed at a great value price. Experience the beginning of the saga with the remake of the game that started the survival horror genre, Resident Evil.
The Raccoon City Police Department doesn't know what happened to the Special Tactics and Rescue Service (S.T.A.R.S.) team it sent out to investigate the Arklay Mountain area, where a number of people went missing. The unit's helicopter seems to have crashed in the woods, the RCPD hasn't received any contact from the squad since. The department decides to dispatch another S.T.A.R.S. unit, the Alpha team, to check things out.. but something goes terribly wrong.
You take control of S.T.A.R.S. Alpha team members Chris Redfield and Jill Valentine (both recently seen in the disappointing Resident Evil 5). Your mission (should you choose to accept it?) is to investigate the eerie mansion at the core of the disaster and uncover the secrets behind a radical, genetic research facility. With unspeakable horrors lurking around each and every corner, the ultimate test will be to make it out alive! Relive the thrills and terror that defined the survival horror genre and launched a franchise that has sold over 40 million games worldwide.
Do we need these classics on Wii, or are Capcom milking this thing too far? You can be the judge, when Resident Evil Archives: Resident Evil hits the shelves in June.
SteamWorld Heist Revealed
Get ready to survive space
Super Smash Bros. 3DS Sells Over 1 Million Copies
Accomplishes feat in only two days
Super Smash Bros. is Giving Some 3DS Owners a Headache
Leading to Broken Circle Pads
New Super Smash Bros. Bundle Announced
Bundle will include Wii U version and three amiibo figures
A new image shows the 3DS can be used as a Wii U controller
An alleged twitter image adds to the speculation
Early Access to Smash Bros Demo
Nintendo rewards Platinum Club Nintendo Users
Bayonetta 2: New Details and Features
Two for One!
Rumor: Linking Super Smash Bros. Versions Will Unlock New Characters
Characters include Ridley, Mewtwo, and others
Hyrule Warriors: Ganondorf Revealed as Playable Character
The Demon King returns!
Updated: New Super Smash Bros. Characters Revealed
An eclectic group of newcomers and veteran Smash Bros. fighters
I wonder if Ninty will create an updated, stronger circle pad? Kind of like when they gave out gloves for people with ... Super Smash Bros. is Giving Some 3DS Owners a Headache
Joe Larrey said:
I'm sure this feature is going to be huge success, and that Nintendo will start implanting it in their other games. ... Rumor: Linking Super Smash Bros. Versions Will Unlock New Characters
Wii's World is not officially affiliated with Nintendo! (but they wish we were).