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01/02/2013 - 15:33

Capcom producer hints at Resident Evil reboot

Resident Evil producer Masachika Kawata says a reboot for the horror franchise is a possibility in the near future.

Speaking to IGN on the upcoming console release of Resident Evil: Revelations – previously a 3DS exclusive – the Capcom man assured that user feedback is taken seriously when looking at future titles.

“I think that it’s important for us to have users’ needs in mind when making the games,” he said. “At the same time I think a lot of what people want now is to have Chris and Jill in a game, or they want it to look like Resident Evil used to look like. That’s what makes the game work for them.

“We should be able to start from scratch and reboot it. It would still be Resident Evil. We wouldn’t lose the essential nature of what makes it a good game just by changing the characters.”

Recent titles, including Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City and Resident Evil 6 have experimented with the established ‘feel’ of the series, throwing more action into the mix in a bid to remain relevant amongst western markets. Revelations was hailed as a glorious return to form when released for 3DS in January 2012, so a console port and potential reboot in the future is unsurprising.

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