LONDON -- April 6, 2007 -- Capcom®, a leading worldwide developer and publisher of video games, today
announced that the incredibly successful Resident Evil® series, with over 30 million games sold worldwide,
is coming to the Wii™ video game system from Nintendo® with two new titles.
This summer, Capcom will release Resident Evil® 4 Wii™ Edition, a new version of the award-winning game that
incorporates the control functionality of the Wii Remote. In the autumn, Capcom will be bringing a new game,
Resident Evil®: The Umbrella Chronicles, to the Wii console.
Resident Evil 4 is one of the highest rated games on Game Rankings.com and Metacritic.com, garnering dozens
of awards and nominations for its amazing game play and incredible re-invention of the “survival-horror” genre.
This celebrated game now comes to the Wii console with added Wii Remote and Nunchuk support, allowing players
to immerse themselves in the game as never before. With Resident Evil® 4 Wii™ Edition, Capcom is offering new
and more immersive sense of control to players, while keeping all of the game’s incredible game systems intact.
As Leon Kennedy, players will explore a town overrun by cultists, mutants and mind-controlled villagers, using
the Wii Remote to aim, fire, slash and avoid oncoming adversaries with intuitive motions and movements.
Resident Evil® 4 Wii™ Edition will also contain the additional content included in the PlayStation® 2 computer
entertainment system version of the game.
Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles is a brand new game in the Resident Evil franchise, with familiar locales
from the entire series, created specifically for the unique characteristics of the Wii hardware. This action/shooter
hybrid reveals the back story behind the fall of the Umbrella Corporation by exploring locations from
Resident Evil 0, 1, 2 and 3 as well as new never-before-seen locations, such as Umbrella’s stronghold.
Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles combines first-person, light-gun style combat with interactive pathways,
multiple weapons and new enemies to create an entirely new Resident Evil experience that could only be delivered
on the Wii console.