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Resident Evil (GameCube)

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Advertising Blurbs

www.nintendo.com.au – GameCube:
    Turn out the lights. Lock the doors... Live the Nightmare!

    The award-winning survival horror series debuts on Nintendo GameCube system!

    • Raccoon City. A secluded mountain community, plagued by a storm of vicious attacks, is completely overrun. Mutant beasts, blood-thirsty zombies infest the landscape. You are S.T.A.R.S - Special Tactics and Rescue Squad. Your mission: investigate the ominous mansion at the core of the horrific disaster. Uncover secrets behind a radical, genetic research facility. With unspeakable horrors lurking around every corner, the ultimate test may be just to make it out alive!

    Contributed by Evil Ryu (53674) on Oct 05, 2005.

www.nintendo.com – GameCube:

    "Everything is NOT ok."



    Now you can re-live one of the most terrifying games ever created: Resident Evil. Fueled by Nintendo GameCube's powerful graphic capabilities, the series is looking better than ever.

    If you're new to the Resident Evil series, you've picked the perfect time to dive in. The original Resident Evil has been re-invented exclusively for Nintendo GameCube, with updated graphics and game play guaranteed to get your pulse pumping. If you've survived the horror before, you'll appreciate the addition of new areas to explore and other surprises.

    Here's what Capcom's director of marketing, Todd Thorson, had to say about this project, "Mikami's [Shinji Mikami is the creator of Resident Evil] goal in developing Resident Evil for [Nintendo] GameCube was to achieve the visuals at the same level as movies, and create more suspense and fear than the original ... So many details have been added to this version that fans new and old will be amazed."

    Resident Evil is a 3D adventure game in which players explore a large mansion infested with zombies and other mutated creatures. Players move through photorealistic pre-rendered environments. Each time you enter a new room, a new background is loaded. Your character and enemy creatures can move freely anywhere within each room.

    On the most basic level, your goal in the game is simply to survive. With flesh-hungry zombies, mutant dogs, and other nasty beasts lurking around every corner, this is no easy task. Despite the presence of weapons like bazookas, shotguns, pistols and knives, this is no button-mashing shooter. You'll never survive if you try to waste every zombie, because you'll quickly run out of ammunition. You'll find yourself running past zombies just as often as you try to shoot them.

    You'll also have to use your brain to solve puzzles and progress in the game. The deliberate pace of Resident Evil is what makes it one of the most suspensful and eerily disturbing games in existence.

    Supporting the unsettling gameplay is a solid storyline which teeters on the edge of cheese but thankfully never tips over. A secluded mansion in Raccoon City has long been the center of top-secret biotech experiments funded by an enigmatic corporation known only as Umbrella.

    When nearby towns begin to experience bizarre and bloody attacks, people start to get nervous. When the scientists working at the mansion stop communicating with the outside world, two Special Tactics and Rescue Squads (S.T.A.R.S.) are sent in to investigate. One team is completely wiped out by a pack of monstrous creatures, and the other is chased into the mansion.

    This is where the game begins. Players can choose between two characters to control: Chris Redfield or Jill Valentine. Chris is a sharp-shooting pilot, and Jill is a tough demolitions expert. The game varies slightly depending on which character you choose to play, so you'll definitely want to play through the adventure twice.

    Resident Evil is available now. (C) 2002

    Contributed by Evil Ryu (53674) on Oct 05, 2005.

Back of Case (Canada/U.S.):
    "This new Resident Evil is gonna scare the hell out of you! Be afraid. Be very afraid."
    - Electronic Gaming Monthly

    The Most Terrifying, Realistic Video Game Ever Created
    An Entirely New Gameplay Experience Spanning 2 Discs
    Play as S.T.A.R.S. Operatives Jill Valentine or Chris Redfield


    Turn out the lights. Lock the doors... Live the Nightmare.

    Raccoon City. A secluded mountain community, plagued by a storm of vicious attacks, is completely overrun. Mutant beasts, bloodthirsty zombies infest the landscape. You are S.T.A.R.S - Special Tactics and Rescue Squad. Your mission: investigate the ominous mansion at the core of the horrific disaster. Uncover secrets behind a radical, genetic research facility. With unspeakable horrors lurking around every corner, the ultimate test may be just to make it out alive!

    Face Sheer Terror As You Encounter Faster Enemies and Master Devastating Weapons
    Solve Hair Raising Mysteries and Uncover Spine-Chilling New Secrets
    Explore New Areas: Estate Rooms, Secret Lairs, Graveyards, Guest Houses and More

    Contributed by JPaterson (9147) on Jul 12, 2004.