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Resident Evil petition gets Capcom's attention

Online petitions rarely get the attention of the publishers that they're targeting. Not in this case, however. The official call for a Resident Evil PSP game has earned the attention of Capcom. In an e-mail sent to the petition creator, a Capcom representative made note that for real results to be seen, 10,000 signatures would be needed: "As we plan for future games the team will definitely consider the fans and specifically your petition. It does have impact. Keep me updated on the number of signatures. If you get over 10,000 that will draw significant attention."

When we found out that Capcom was taking notice, we had to sign the petition. If you ignored the first call for signatures, make sure you take action now: a Resident Evil game may grace our handheld -- and who wouldn't want that?

Resident Evil fans start petition for series to hit PSP

A petition has surfaced on the net, with the goal of pressuring Capcom into making a Resident Evil game for the PSP. The petition reads "We, PSP ( Playstation Portable ) owners would like Capcom to release to our beloved handheld game console at least one of the games from there famous survivor/horror franchise : Resident Evil .
We are also aware of the fact, that there is already a PSP version of the first Resident Evil game on the PSN ( Playstation Network ) but because of the lack of PS3 systems we cannot purchase this game .
Seeing the history of Resident Evil games on Playstation consoles, we can guarantee you, that the game will be a success ."

Personally, we'd like to see Capcom make an original Resident Evil entry for the PSP. Then again, when it comes down to it, we love the series enough to be happy with whatever we get (as long as it's not a Gun Survivor title).

[Thanks Joe!]

Dream Games: Resident Evil 4

Dream Games is a new weekly column where we explore a game we'd love to see on the PSP. Feel free to check in, and comment, every Tuesday.

Resident Evil 4
To kick-start this feature, I decided to shoot for the stars. Resident Evil 4 is without a doubt one of the finest games created in the last generation. The game completely reinvented the Resident Evil formula, placing the camera behind the game's protagonist, Leon, freeing the player from the notorious tank-like controls the series was infamous for. With its chilling enemies and brilliant gameplay, the game earned an impressive 96 average on Metacritic.

Why PSP?
Resident Evil 4's behind-the-back perspective removes one of the greatest frustrations of most PSP action games: the lack of camera control. The Gamecube original rarely utilized the second analog stick, simply because it was unnecessary. The game's intuitive controls come from its simplicity: a single button controls much of the action that you'll need. Resident Evil 4 was one of the few games that ran in widescreen only last generation, making the PSP's 16:9 display even more ideal.

Is it possible?
Although the controls may be well suited for the PSP, the game's technological requirements may mean this game will never see the light on our system. Capcom did an incredible job squeezing this game onto a PlayStation 2, and I doubt that their technical mojo would fail on the PSP. If a port of this fine game isn't being made, hopefully the PSP will see an original Resident Evil of its own: one that uses the same, elegant control scheme used by Resident Evil 4. And if we don't get Resident Evil, at least we can look forward to Silent Hill.

PSone downloads begin on 11/22... in Japan

In just a few hours, Japanese PS3 and PSP owners will be able to download and play PSone games on their PSPs. The following titles will be available for only 525 yen (less than $5) each:
  • Resident Evil Director's Cut (Capcom)
  • Konami Antiques MSX Collection Vol.1 (Konami)
  • Konami Antiques MSX Collection Vol.2 (Konami)
  • Bishi Bashi Special (Konami)
  • Arc the Lad (SCEJ)
  • Jumping Flash! (SCEJ)
  • Hot Shots Golf 2 (SCEJ)
  • Silent Bomber (Bandai Namco Games)
  • Tekken 2 (Bandai Namco Games)
Playback of the games requires the newly released 3.00 firmware. PLAYSTATION 3 owners will be able to play the downloaded games on their home consoles in the future.

[Via IGN]

Killzone commercials are Resident Evil-y bad

While I do appreciate the effort, these new Killzone: Liberation commercials remind me too much of the original Resident Evil intro - both are chock full of bad acting. Thankfully, the game seems to be a lot better than these commercials.

But thanks to Sony's PS1 emulation feature, you'll soon be able to replay Resident Evil on the go.

Resident Evil heads to PSP in November (via PSone emulation)

The PlayStation Store that'll be available on your fingerprint-covered PLAYSTATION 3 in a few weeks will feature PSone games for you to download and play on your PSP. Japan will have 9 games available at its launch:
  • Bio Hazard Director's Cut (Resident Evil)
  • BishiBashi Special
  • Everyone's Golf 2
  • Jumping Flash!
  • Konami Antiques MSX Collection Vol.1
  • Konami Antiques MSX Collection Vol.2
  • Mister Driller
  • Silent Bomber
  • Tekken 2
Strangely, no Ridge Racer (it was the first game to show off PSone emulation on the PSP). My personal picks have to be Resident Evil and Mister Driller (if the same games come out to America). According to Eurogamer, Sony plans on adding ten more games to the roster every month. That's about twice the content provided by Xbox Live Arcade Wednesdays.

[Via Joystiq]

Mysterious Resident Evil video surfaces

It's 12:01AM EST... you know what that means! Time for a SUPER-BIG-UPDATE. In fact, it's so big, that I actually have no idea what's going on. This news article shows pictures of Resident Evil on the PSP, but it's written in a complex code that only YOU can break! (It's written in Chinese.) I do see "480x272" so maybe this has something to do with video playback? Did we stumble upon some huge game announcement? Or, did we stumble upon a silly prank?

Silent Hill Origins gameplay footage [Update 1]

PSP Fanboy once wrote: "So how about a port of Resident Evil 4? The new over-the-shoulder camera style would be perfect for the handheld!"

Well, we might not have Resident Evil yet, but it looks like Silent Hill Origins will fit the bill just nicely. This first gameplay video (delivered by Playstation Portable.de) leaked from the floors of the Games Convention in Germany doesn't show off any enemies, but it shows some particularly nice graphics (the fog looks great), atmosphere and familiar controls. Hopefully we'll discover more nuggets of gameplay over the course of the convention, so keep it locked in to the Fanboy.

[Update 1: According to PSP World, the game will offer "a cinematic experience comparable to the previous games, but framed within interactive moments." That sounds a lot like Resident Evil 4's button-mashing cutscenes to me.]

[Via IGN Boards]

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