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Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles

  • Released on Nov 17, 2009
  • By Capcom for Wii

[edit] Background

Unlike the evil enemies you fought against in the previous story, in Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles, players will fight against the characters’ own inner demons. Two of the most popular characters in the series and heroes of the beloved Resident Evil 2, Leon Kennedy and Claire Redfield, will be making their return. As unconventional heroes, the two start out the game as ordinary individuals who are thrown into terrorizing situations where their own fear is their biggest enemy. Featuring a brand new storyline that will fill in missing pieces of the “Chronicles” series, Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles leads players into a horrific world where the lines between good and evil are blurred and the fight begins with your dark side…

[edit] Gameplay

The game’s on-rail, arcade shooter gameplay first featured in Game:Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles, has been radically upgraded in Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles. One of the major additions is a sub-screen which will allow for weapon configuration and use of recovery items regardless of time progression. A horde of new features including a new system that allows players to modify the difficulty level according to their playing skills will bring accessibility and fun to both the hardcore and casual gamer, allowing new players to take advantage of the intense action-horror experience only possible on the Wii.

Continuing in the survival horror tradition, Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles will increase the thrills and chills with an enhanced two-player co-op mode where players will be able to follow their partners on the same screen. Their conversations and interactions have also been improved to create a more intense co-op experience.

[edit] Features

  • Two-Player Co-op Shooting: Invite friends and family to experience the horror alongside you in 2-player co-op mode.
  • Fan Favourite Characters Return: Play as Leon S. Kennedy, protagonist of Resident Evil 2 and Resident Evil 4, his partner Claire Redfield, who appeared in Game:Resident Evil 2 and Resident Evil: Code Veronica, and others still to be announced.
  • New Evade Movements: Utilize the Wii Remote to flank and evade your enemies, creating a more in-depth and intense shooting experience.
  • Customizable Weapons: Players can upgrade and customise their weapons for each battle scenario. Each playable character can be specialised for a specific combat style.
  • Dynamic Difficulty: In addition to the initial settings of Easy, Normal and Hard, the game’s difficulty level will adjust automatically based on the player’s skill level so that both old and new fans can have a fun and challenging experience.
  • Collectibles Galore: For true Resident Evil devotees, archive items such as characters, enemies, old documents and movies can be found throughout the game

This game is also known as BioHazard: The Darkside Chronicles in Japan.

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Forum Posts


Capcom reiterates support for Wii, concedes difficulty in tackling platform

Wii market not exactly the easiest to cater to, despite playing with simpler hardware

Jan 08, 2010, by Leo Chan | 0 comments
Capcom defends Resident Evil against angry clergy

Religious leaders condemn Wii game, Capcom responds

Nov 24, 2009, by Lydia Sung | 7 comments
Resident Evil: DC supports violence against tofu

Darkside Chronicles videos feature cowboy costumes for all, and undead tofu

Nov 13, 2009, by Lydia Sung | 6 comments
Sunday Musing: Capcom makes a God-awful movie

Taking on Resident Evil: Degeneration

Mar 22, 2009, by Lydia Sung | 9 comments
Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles assets released

Announcement video, plus more screenshots

Mar 13, 2009, by Lydia Sung | 5 comments

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  • Publisher: Capcom
  • Developer: Capcom
  • Genre: Action Shooter (Wii)
Release Dates
  • North America: Nov 17, 2009
  • Japan: Jan 14, 2010
  • Europe: Nov 27, 2009
  • Australia: Nov 26, 2009
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