Capcom: blood and guts here to stay in Resident Evil series

Capcom - Image 1Can you picture Resident Evil 5 (PS3, Xbox 360) getting the blood and gore content cut down in an effort to give it a lower age rating from regulating bodies? The developers can’t. They say gore will always be a part of the series and they won’t compromise it for bigger sales potential. More in the full article.

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An interesting question was recently raised by MCV UK to Capcom. The publisher was asked if there was ever any consideration towards toning down gore in Resident Evil 5 (PS3, Xbox 360) to make it accessible to a lower age group. Rhys Cash of Capcom UK answered in behalf of the company by replying:

WeÂ’re never going to create a gore-free Resident Evil title to try and get a lower rating as itÂ’s a game about the horror experience and gore is part of that. WeÂ’re primarily about making great games and if itÂ’s appropriate to the title we wonÂ’t shy away from making a 15+ or 18+ title.

Cash added that mature content applied in appropriate contexts is nothing to be shied away from. It was also pointed out that there will always be a market for mature content even in platforms like the Nintendo DS and the Nintendo Wii where the younger crowd comprises the majority of the user base.

He cited the success of Resident Evil: Umbrella Chronicles and Resident Evil 4: Wii Edition  from last year. Both were hits even though the Wii is mostly looked at as a child-friendly console.

Buy: [Resident Evil 5 (PlayStation 3), (Xbox 360) ]


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