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Resident Evil producer: Too many games, franchise may shift back from action to horror


It looks like we won’t be seeing as many Resident Evil games as often from now on and a shift back to the horror genre when we do see the next Resident Evil come out. Resident Evil producer Masachika Kawata has acknowledged that there have been too many games coming out under the Resident Evil umbrella in the past two years and, as a result, future releases might be spread out over a longer time between games. He mentions to blog “if the solution to making the games better is to have a more staggered release than we’ve had recently then that’s something we’ll do”.

Kawata goes on to mention he is beginning to revise his previous opinion to make Resident Evil games more action-oriented (which has resulted in several games that were essentially shooters with monsters), and that future titles might shift back to horror and fear, the “main core pillar of the series”. In the past year, Capcom has released 3 Resident Evil games: Operation Raccoon City, Resident Evil 6 and Resident Evil: Revelations. The latter is due for a May release with improved graphics for PC, PS3, Xbox 360 and Wii U after an exclusive release for Nintendo 3DS last year.

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