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Friday June 7th, 2002

Game: Resident Evil
Console:GameCube
Rated: Mature
Release: Late 2002

After an amazing E3, even more of the next installment in the Resident Evil series was learned. All fans of the game will know after reading this that this game is a MUST buy!

Thanks to IGN, we have got some AMAZING screens of the next installment in the scarriest serries of all time: Resident Evil.

The footage was released today earlier at a Capcom conference. All the screens are from the AMAZING footage. Imagine, these graphics are all read beautiful, but imagine when the game is released! Too bad we aren't at E3, but since were such nice people... We have ALL the detail's from IGN:

(IGN)"Earlier today Capcom Entertainment showed off the first in-motion video footage of Resident Evil 0 running on GameCube hardware. It was only a brief snippet -- roughly a minute and a half -- of things to come, but it was impressive nonetheless.
The footage introduced character Rebecca Chambers along with newcomer Billy Cohen, as the two searched out a moving train and areas nearby. Zombies and other monstrosities infested both the locomotive and outside environments.

The storyline for this prequel, according to Capcom, begins in 1998 in the suburbs of Raccoon City. Reports of people being eaten by a disgusting creature have surfaced and the local police department sends a special task force to investigate. When the group, dubbed Bravo Team, accidentally crashes its helicopter in a dark and deserted forest, only a few members survive. And strange things start to happen.

"There are millions and millions of Resident Evil fans around the world who can now experience the events leading up to the terrifying outbreak from the original Resident Evil," said Todd Thorson, director of marketing, Capcom Entertainment. "And, that is only the beginning, Resident Evil Ø for GameCube is simply the best looking game ever. Capcom will show the world the GameCube is capable of producing graphics at an entirely new level."

In the game, players control both Raccoon City police officer Rebecca Chambers and reformed convict Billy Cohen -- often times switching between the two at the press of a button. If gamers choose to manipulate Rebecca, Billy will follow closely behind as an AI-controlled counterpart, even helping out in battles by blasting zombies. Specific situations, meanwhile, will call that the two separate so that players will also have to go it alone. Interestingly, characters will be able to drop items at will, leaving them on the flooring wherever they are, as opposed to searching out a chest and saving everything inside.

The footage
We saw some truly amazing footage for sure, including looks at the train environments in the game, some of the newly modeled characters, animations, particle and lighting effects and shadowing. It's clear that RE0 uses the same technology as the recently released Resident Evil. Backgrounds are still pre-rendered, and art contributions are equally beautiful. But at the same time it's also visible that Capcom has gone one step further with this new survival horror game.

Resident Evil 0 features much more FMA backgrounds -- or full-motion animated backdrops. So, for example, as Rebecca and Billy fight zombies on the deck of a moving train, FMA rain splashes in front of it and it's possible to see the headlights of the locomotive illuminate the train tracks ahead as it rolls along at a quick pace. Meanwhile, when the two characters walk through the inside of the moving train, light from the windows casts shadows as outside environments slide by -- the effect is nothing short of amazing -- even prettier than the ambient graphic effects in Resident Evil.

Also noticeably improved are character animations. Billy, perhaps the coolest character in the series yet, struts along with fluid animation as he walks about -- it's a lot less stiff compared to other survival horror offerings.

There are returning monstrosities, including the hunters and zombies, of course, and there are new beasts too -- at the end of the video, this huge, menacing thing crashes through the roofing of the train, its claws snapping at players. It looks like of like an overgrown, horridly mutated crab. Be careful!

Resident Evil 0 will be playable beginning tomorrow. We will of course have much more on the title then. But in the meantime, check out the first batch of high-resolution images of the game in motion -- nearly 20 in all, and drool!"

The game will feature new monsters, as said before. Some monsters are huge, and some others small. But for the most part ugly, and just a place to put bullets. Think of it that way.

The game is rumored to be the prequel to Resident Evil 0. With a completely new story, and new characters anything, and we mean anything can happen.

The graphics in the game will be much better than than the recently released Resident Evil re-make. Hard to believe, but true. That is if all goes according to plans for Capcom.

Like all Resident Evil games... RE0 will be very scary, and probably carry a "M" rating for Mature. This title will help get rid of the bad, "kiddy" image that Nintendo has been carrying for the last couple years.

Keep in mind GameCube is the ONLY place that Resident Evil 0 can be found, but if the rumors are true the story is much a-like the recent Resident Evil. Some people have said the movie was based off of Resident Evil 0. So while you won't be able to play the game until around Fall 2002 (which is the estimated release time) you (if rumors are true) can watch the movie and learn all about the story, and then dream what the game is going to be like

Ok, enough of my blabering... Here are all 20...yes 20 screens of this sure-to-be hit game.

Yummy!

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