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New Facts On RE5 Come Out
What's the info on the next Resident Evil
By Jarrod Sarafin
May 16, 2008
Capcom has been virtually silent up to now about their upcoming fifth installment in the Resident Evil
franchise. Little-to-no information has been relayed other than a few trailers at various gaming conventions over the last two years. Not anymore. The latest issue of Famitsu
has published a seven-page packet of information straight from producer Jun Takeuchi.
Some of the details include some more information on leading character Chris Redfield's return after a 10 year void, where all that we know is that he has been battling Umbrella. The only clues from the new trailer is a badge he's sporting that says "BSAA", which according to the latest article, is a new extralegal organization employing Chris. In addition, the producer has pointed out that other than his trusty gun, Chris will be sporting a survival knife and a sniper rifle. Most of his arsenal will be carried on his back throughout the game, with a new single-button switching method for gamers. Chris will also be carrying a lightsource (flashlight?) in some of the game's darker settings like a cave sequence.
While the plot is still being kept under wraps, the overall concept is described as an "escape from a predicament."
The producer was silent on the enemies except to say that they will be neither Zombies or Ganados (the fodder of RE 4). Also, in some of the latest shots shown, the enemies are now representing multiple races even if the setting is Africa, something which has been brought up by fans after viewing the first trailers for RE5 this past year.
Chris won't be alone. He'll have two ladies around throughout the game, one is a blonde in a long, red dress, someone hinted that may need to escape with the title character at the end. The other lady is a darker skinned beauty who will be carrying her own arsenal and will likely be another ally for Chris. Resident Evil 5
will hit both the Xbox 360 and the PS3.