The game industry is no stranger to sleaze: one of its practices is developers altering game content to obtain a lower age rating so more people will play their game (in theory). Understandable, if not completely selling out.
Happily, Capcom is one company with balls still intact and ain't afraid to show 'em:
“We’re never going to create a gore-free Resident Evil title to try and get a lower rating as it’s a game about the horror experience and gore is part of that,” said Rhys Cash, Capcom UK's research and planning manager. “We’re primarily about making great games and if it’s appropriate to the title we won’t shy away from making a 15+ or 18+ title.”
About time someone said it. Capcom, of course, has been one of the few to still push the mature titles within the supposedly casual realm we see in Nintendo's corner with past RE games. Cash went on to say they still believe in that:
“As we’ve shown with Resident Evil 4 Wii and Resident Evil: Umbrella Chronicles there’s still a market for more mature titles even on these formats. There’s no reason why an appropriate adult title should be seen as something to be shied away from. What I do see publishers moving away from is titles whose only raison d'être is ‘adult themes’ and only goal is to shock."
Sounds good to me, and really, those titles kind of give gaming a bad name anyway, right? Don't know about you, but shock for the sake of shock is boring as hell to me; I need a message with all that gore. Delicious.