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Resident Collection

by: Sean Colleli -
More On: Resident Evil 4
Capcom, for Resident Evil's 10th anniversary, are re-releasing three classics from the series: Resident Evil 0, the RE1 remake, and RE4, for the GameCube.  All three of these games are very good (especially RE4), so if you haven't played them yet, be sure to take advanatage of this budget-priced compilation pack.  It also makes a great start to a backwards-library, if you're starting with Wii and want a few of the GCN hits. 
The definitive survival horror series celebrates its 10th anniversary with the release of Resident Evil® 10th Anniversary Collection for the Nintendo GameCube™.  The set includes a trio of must-have Resident Evil titles for the system: Resident Evil®, Resident Evil® Zero and Resident Evil® 4.  Exclusively available at EB Games and GameStop stores nationwide for a suggested retail price of $39.99, the collection carries an “M” rating for mature audiences by the ESRB (Entertainment Software Rating Board).  The Resident Evil series has sold more than 30 million units worldwide and is Capcom's highest selling series to date. 


Raccoon City.  A secluded mansion is the epicenter of top-secret biotech experiments – all funded by a mysterious corporation known only as Umbrella.  Members of S.T.A.R.S. (Special Tactics and Rescue Squad) are sent to investigate reports of gory attacks from areas near the area.  The Alpha team is chased by monstrous creatures into the mysterious mansion.  Once inside, the horrific adventure begins.  Resident Evil on GameCube is a remake of the original survival horror masterpiece that shaped a genre.  Players take on the role of either Chris Redfield or Jill Valentine as they explore the infamous mansion to uncover the secrets behind a radical, genetic research facility.


Resident Evil Zero follows the S.T.A.R.S. Bravo team as they investigate a series of grisly murders in Raccoon City.  En route to their destination, the helicopter crashes and though they survive, they find themselves at a gruesome site riddled with corpses.  Zero features two playable characters - Rebecca, a rookie Raccoon City police offer, and Billy, a framed convict on the run.  By utilizing a partner zapping system, players follow the adventures of both characters and switch between them at any time, heightening the frenetic pace of the dual perspectives. 


In Resident Evil 4, players are reacquainted with Leon S. Kennedy, Raccoon City Police Department’s idealistic rookie cop from Resident Evil 2.  It has been six years since the destruction of Raccoon City and in that time, the U.S. government has been able to destroy the nefarious Umbrella Corporation.  Fast forward as players rejoin Leon, who is now a U.S. agent with a top-secret mission.  He has been tasked to look into the abduction of the President’s daughter and his investigation has led him to a mysterious location in Europe.  As Leon encounters unimaginable horrors, he must find out who or what is behind everything.  This landmark title earned numerous 2005 “Game of the Year” honors from various outlets including: Game Informer, GameSpot, GamePro, Spike TV Video Game Awards 2005, UGO.com, G4TV’s X-Play, Chicago Tribune, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and many more. 


Capcom is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment.  The company develops its products for all popular game systems, PC and wireless devices.  Founded in 1983, the company has created world renowned franchises including Resident Evil, Street Fighter, Mega Man, Devil May Cry, Onimusha and the newly released Dead Rising. Headquartered in Osaka, Japan, the company maintains operations in the U.S., United Kingdom, Germany, Tokyo and Hong Kong.  More information about Capcom and its products can be found on the company’s web site at www.capcom.com.