Capcom would “love” to develop a Resident Evil title for Wii U
The development team currently working on Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City have stated that they would love to create an instalment within Capcom’s popular survival horror franchise for Wii U.
Producer Masachika Kawata revealed that whilst there has been no decision made by Capcom, it is something that he would personally love to see happen due to the new possibilities of the hardware.
“Whether or not we actually will develop a Resident Evil title for Wii U, we’ll put that aside as obviously I don’t know yet,” Kawata explained. “But for me personally, I’d love to do just that. It’s a very, very interesting piece of hardware. Whenever I see new game machines and their new possibilities get into my head, the ideas just start flowing. I’d absolutely love to make a Resident Evil on it. I really love the idea of being able to play the game even if my wife or my kids come and steal the TV. That’s great, brilliant.”
Raccoon City designer Kenji Matsuura added: “As a game designer, when I see Wii U, my first thoughts are: ‘Oh wow, I could do this or that, or what would happen if I try to make a game like X,Y or Z.’ My motivation instantly goes through the roof and I want to try a lot of interesting new things. Nothing’s been decided specifically for Resident Evil but it certainly would be interesting.”
“I think you could say, absolutely, it’s one of the titles that’s a core part of Capcom trying to make games that are focused on the West and what Western gamers want,” added Kawata added. “With this title, the way we achieved that was by working with Slant Six in Vancouver. ”
He continues, “They’re very, very creative and very very tuned in to what is popular and relevant. By leveraging their know-how, we’ve been able to make this game, which is fairly different from some of the other Resident Evils we’ve had out recently.”