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Streaming-Only Version of ‘Resident Evil 7’ to Appear on Nintendo Switch in Japan

After launching in January of 2017 to a positive critical and fan reception, Capcom’s Resident Evil 7 is finally coming to the Nintendo Switch! But there are a couple of catches…

Variety reports that the game will come to the Nintendo Switch on May 24th, but it won’t be available on physical media, you can’t buy a digital copy of it, it can’t be played without an internet connection, and it’s only available in Japan.

Entitled Resident Evil 7: Cloud Version, the game must be played by streaming it over a high-speed internet connection. Everyone can play the first 15 minutes for free, but after that the game must be “rented” for a 180 day period for 2,000 yen (approximately $17.99 in US dollars). The Switch version will include the complete game including all of the downloadable content which was originally available on other platforms. It will also include Joy-Con support and motion controls. read more

James Wan to Produce ‘Resident Evil’ Movie Reboot, Greg Russo to Write Script

Just days after announcing their plans for rebooting the Resident Evil movie franchise (and a week after Resident Evil: The Final Chapter hit blu-ray!), Constantin Film has announced some of the talent attached to the new project. Deadline reports that James Wan has signed on to produce the film, and Greg Russo will write the script.

James Wan is currently shooting the upcoming Aquaman film, but he is better known to horror fans for his work on Saw, the Insidious franchise, and The Conjuring franchise. In addition to serving as a producer on Resident Evil, Wan is attached to the following projects as a producer: Mortal KombatAnnabelle: Creation, Saw: Legacy, Insidious: Chapter 4, and The Nun. That sure is a lot of producing! read more

Constantin Film to Produce New ‘Resident Evil’ Reboot Movie

Just four days after Resident Evil: The Final Chapter hit retail shelves on home video formats, Constantin Film has announced that they will be continuing the franchise in the form of an upcoming reboot movie. Constantin’s board chairman,  Martin Moszkowicz, confirmed to Variety at Cannes Film Festival that the project (based loosely on the popular Capcom video game series) is currently in development. 

It isn’t surprising that Constantin wouldn’t want to stop at The Final Chapter… the film earned over $312 million worldwide on a budget of just $40 million (low by big action movie standards). While interest in the franchise has waned in the United States over the years, its recent entries have been smash hits in international markets like China. read more

New Resident Evil 7 Trailer Emerges

This past weekend at Sony’s Playstation Experience 20016, the latest trailer for Resident Evil 7: Biohazard was released.  Revealing only a few new plot twists, such as the name of the main character “Ethan,” the tease was enough for gamers who are anxiously awaiting the next installment in one of the most successful video game franchises ever.

Since 1996, Capcom’s survival horror game has been a staple even in all gamers collections, and became the zombie game that defined the genre. From the looks of it, this game is as creepy and intense as it ever was and may be even gorier this time around.  The sneak peek that emerged this weekend is just the latest glimpse into the next chapter into what looks to be one of the darkest Resident Evil chapters yet. With Resident Evil 6 garnering Capcom $6.5 million in sales, I don’t expect the franchise to slow down anytime soon. read more

Six Spooky Video Games to Revisit This Halloween!

In my experience, I’ve found the biggest fans of Halloween out there to be sentimental types. That would certainly explain the traditions and rituals we all go through to celebrate this fun holiday. For many of us, October is a time for movie traditions. Lists exist all over the web, ranging from six Halloween movies to hundreds of horror films to watch in anticipation and celebration of October 31st. While horror movies and Halloween go together like peanut butter and jelly, it’s certainly understandable that there are other fans out there who want to celebrate in a slightly different way. For all of those gamers out there looking for a way to get in on the action, let’s take a moment to review some of the greatest horror-themed video games ever created. Some of these games scared the heck out of me as I played them while others simply contain a horror element to them that makes them memorable. If you are inspired by these selections, feel free to dust off an old console or two, pop in a disc, and button mash your way to Halloween scares! read more

Official Trailer for Resident Evil: The Final Chapter Arrives

Sony has released the official trailer for Resident Evil: The Final Chapter, which is set to debut in theaters on January 27, 2017.

Milla Jovovich once again reprises her role as Alice, the zombie-slaughtering protagonist of the Resident Evil film franchise. The latest installment, which is said to pick up immediately after the end of Resident Evil: Retribution, finds Alice heading back to Raccoon City to end the zombie plague once and for all.

Familiar faces, both behind and on screen return for the franchise finale. Jovovich’s husband, Paul W.S. Anderson once again returns to direct. Other familiar faces include Ali Larter (Claire Redfield), Shawn Roberts (Albert Wesker), and Iain Glen (Dr. Alexander Isaacs). read more

The End is Nigh! Resident Evil: The Final Chapter Trailer Released

After a four year screen absence, Alice (Milla Jovovich) returns to close out the The Resident Evil film franchise with Resident Evil: The Final Chapter.  Sony Pictures and Screen Gems just unleashed the teaser trailer for the film.  With several years and multiple missed release dates passed, we now have a confirmed January 27th, 2017 premiere date.  The film will be shown in IMAX 3D.

The trailer reveals a plot, which brings Alice full circle with her return to Raccoon City and more specifically, The Hive. Paul W.S. Anderson once again takes the helm, directing RE veterans Ali Larter, Shawn Roberts and Iain Glen. The 2 minute, 35 second peek shows a return to the dark tone of the earlier films combined with the high-energy action of the later installments. read more