Monday, March 28, 2011

Capcom Announce Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City For The PS3, Xbox 360, And PC

Capcom have announced Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City, a game in development at Capcom and Slant 6 Games that's set to come out this winter on the Playstation 3, Xbox 360, And PC. Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City is set back in 1998 and focuses on the T-virus outbreak from Umbrella. Umbrella have sent in the Umbrella Security Services to destroy all evidence of the outbreak and eliminate survivors, however the US Government have also sent in special forces to uncover evidence and Umbrella's Actions. your role, in either single player or up to 4 player co-op, to follow out Umbrella's Orders. whilst under the threat of Zombies, B.O.W'S and US Special Forces

Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City will feature familiar landmarks like the Raccoon City Police Department and fan favourite characters, including Leon S. Kennedy, who as a rookie police officer in Raccoon City is on your hit list to eliminate. Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City helps tell the story that was told in Resident Evil 2 and 3 from the perspective of the Umbrella Security Service and gives fans the chance to re-write the history of the Raccoon City Outbreak.

Image from Capcom Unity

Press Release

London, UK– March 28, 2011 – Capcom® a leading worldwide developer and publisher of videogames, today announced Resident Evil™: Operation Raccoon City, is in development for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and Windows PC. In addition it was also confirmed that the forthcoming Nintendo 3DS title, Resident Evil™: The Mercenaries 3D,will ship with a playable demo of Resident Evil Revelations.

Resident Evil™: Operation Raccoon City is a collaboration between Capcom and Vancouver based studio Slant 6 Games and is scheduled for release this Winter. Since the launch of the first title 15 years ago the Resident Evil series has enjoyed phenomenal success, selling over 45 million units worldwide to date. This latest offering will take the series in a completely new direction and offer a style of gameplay yet to be seen from the franchise.

Resident Evil™: Operation Raccoon City delivers a true third person team based shooter experience set within the dark and sinister Resident Evil universe and a reinterpretation of the events depicted in Resident Evil™ 2 and Resident Evil™ 3. The setting of the Resident Evil universe not only provides a rich backdrop to the action but delivers a unique and thrilling triple threat battle. Zombies and Bio-Organic Weapons (B.O.W’s) add to the mix as players not only compete against an opposing squad but also tackle this third unpredictable element, creating a brand new style of gameplay and breaking the conventions of traditional team based shooters.

It is September 1998 and the action centres once more on the ill-fated Raccoon City and the horrific consequences of the deadly T-virus outbreak from the Umbrella facility. With a cover up required, Umbrella orders an elite team into Raccoon City to destroy all evidence of the outbreak and eliminate any survivors. Hearing of this plan, the US Government dispatches its own special forces to uncover any evidence that exposes the cause of the viral infection and Umbrella’s actions. Players take on the role of an Umbrella Security Services soldier (U.S.S.), competing alone or in four player co-op in a battle against all the competing forces at play in Raccoon City.

Expect the return of original Resident Evil enemies, iconic landmarks such as the Raccoon City Police Department and fan favourite characters, including Leon S. Kennedy, who as a rookie police officer in Raccoon City is on your hit list to eliminate. Players will experience a retelling of classic moments from past titles Resident Evil™ 2 and Resident Evil™ 3 and watch the events unfolding from the menacing perspective of the Umbrella Security Service, giving fans the chance to rewrite the history of the Raccoon City outbreak.

In addition, Resident Evil™: Operation Raccoon City will deliver a number of competitive online multiplayer modes. Each one of these will provide a unique gaming experience thanks to the three way combat between the Umbrella Security Service, US Special Ops and threat of zombies and B.O.W’s that could only exist in the deadly and twisted Resident Evil Universe.

Capcom Announce Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D Comes With A Demo For Resident Evil Revelations

Capcom have announced that Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D, a Nintendo 3DS game set to come out in the next few months with some reports today putting the release as 17th June, will come with a playable demo for Resident Evil Revelations. The demo is set on an ocean liner and you'll be playing as Jill Valentine. Further information about Resident Evil Revelations will be revealed during this years E3.

Press Release

Purchasers of Resident Evil™: The Mercenaries 3D, scheduled for release in the coming months, will get a taste of the horror to come thanks to the addition of a playable demo of Resident Evil™ Revelations. Set on board an ocean liner, the demo lets players take control of one of the full game’s characters, Jill Valentine, as she explores the ship’s dark interior, killing any mysterious creatures that emerge from the shadows. A brand new title built from the ground up for the Nintendo 3DS, further details on Resident Evil™ Revelations will be revealed at this year’s E3.

Nintendo Have Released Photo's From The Best Buy New York Nintendo 3DS Launch Event

Nintendo have released photographs from the New York Best Buy Nintendo 3DS launch event. each of the photo's have a caption, provided by Nintendo, that can be turned on by hitting the speech bubble.


This Weeks WiiWare, DSiWare, And Virtual Console Releases

Nintendo have revealed the games coming out today on the USA WiiWare and DSiWare Stores. Its a quiet week as there are no WiiWare games but there are 2 demos and 2 DSiWare Games.

WiiWare Demo

Dart Rage

Learning with the PooYoos: Episode 2


Simply Solitaire
This is a 1 player only game that costs 200 DSi Points. as well as the Solitaire game, there is also 50 puzzles included.

Faceez: Monsters!
This is a 1 player only game that costs 200 DSi Points. This is the second Faceez game and it features all sorts of monsters to turn your friends into.

Press Release

This week, players of any age are invited to check out new demo versions of games for the WiiWare™ service – one offering competitive darts challenges, the other giving preschoolers a fun way to learn by interacting with baby animals. For the Nintendo DSiWare™ service, there's a new version of a classic card game, plus a wild new photo-manipulation game that can turn an ordinary face into something eerie and outrageous. The wide selection of downloadable games for Nintendo systems truly has something for everyone.


Dart Rage (demo version)
Publisher: JV Games Inc.
Players: 1-4
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone) – Alcohol Reference
Price: 0 Wii Points™; full version available for 600 Wii Points
Description: Grab your Wii Remote™ controller and prepare for the ultimate game of darts on your Wii™ console. With no buttons to push, you'll be completely immersed in the game's realism. Dart Rage puts you in the spotlight as you compete against friends, the computer or both. With four great games to choose from – including 301-901, Cricket, Poker and American (Baseball) darts – Dart Rage has plenty of options to keep the game fresh. There is also a VS mode in which you can compete at the same time in a race to the finish. Rock out to the sizzling soundtrack with a commentator announcing your every shot or miss.

Learning with the PooYoos: Episode 2 (demo version)
Publisher: Lexis Numerique
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: EC (Early Childhood)
Price: 0 Wii Points; full version available for 500 Wii Points
Description: Welcome to the first fun, poetic brain-trainer for children aged 3 to 6. With the PooYoos, a merry band of adorable baby animals, children will have fun while learning the basics for development, including numbers, letters, lateralization, shapes and colors. Children get to dance with their new friends and earn lovely interactive rewards. With two levels of interactivity, children of any age or level can play the activities based on plants and music. This game has been designed for use by children who have not yet grasped reading. The instructions are spoken in French, English or Spanish, depending on the language setting of your Wii console.

Note: Some demo versions do not support all game features, and players cannot save their in-game progress in demo versions.

Nintendo DSiWare

Simply Solitaire
Publisher: Engine Software
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
Price: 200 Nintendo DSi Points™
Description: Simply Solitaire gives you exactly what you want: pure Solitaire on your Nintendo DSi™ system. Solitaire (also called Patience) is a single-player card game involving a layout of cards with a goal of sorting them. Solitaire games involve dealing cards from a shuffled deck into a prescribed arrangement on a tabletop. The player attempts to reorder the deck by suit and rank through a series of moves, transferring cards from one place to another. The simple game design and easy, intuitive controls make it a game that the whole family can enjoy. The game has 50 puzzles in each level to guarantee hours of fun game play.

Faceez: Monsters!
Publisher: Neko Entertainment
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone) – Mild Blood, Comic Mischief, Alcohol Reference
Price: 200 Nintendo DSi Points
Description: Faceez is back, and this time it will scare your friends. Faceez: Monsters! features frightening new disguises and accessories, including the living dead, werewolves, vampires and zombies. Take pictures of your friends' faces, turn them into abominable monsters and place them in your own settings. Expect lots of laugher and fun as you share your monstrous creations.

Nintendo adds new titles to the Nintendo DSi Shop and the Wii Shop Channel at 9 a.m. Pacific time on Mondays. Users with broadband Internet access can redeem Wii Points or Nintendo DSi Points to download the games. Wii Points can be purchased in the Wii Shop Channel. Nintendo DSi Points can be purchased in the Nintendo DSi Shop. A Nintendo Points Card™ can be purchased at retail locations. All points from one Nintendo Points Card must be redeemed in either the Nintendo DSi Shop or the Wii Shop Channel. They are not transferable and cannot be divided between the two systems.

Remember that both Wii and Nintendo DSi feature parental controls that let adults manage the content their children can access. For more information about this and other features, visit or

Hit X Podcast: All The News From QTE Gamers From The Weekend Of Saturday 26th And Sunday 27th March

This is all the news From The Weekend Of Saturday 26th And Sunday 27th March.

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The Re-Cap: News From QTE Gamers From The Weekend Of Saturday 26th And Sunday 27th March

  • QTE Blog: The Re-Cap: News From QTE Gamers From Friday 25th March
  • The Weinstein Company forms Beefy Media, a games label to create games from The Weinstein Company and its Divisions
  • RT @beefymedia: @QTE FYI - We are not owned or created by TWC, only affiliated with them through a strategic consultancy
  • QTE Blog: Square Enix Have Released A New Gameplay Trailer For Deus Ex: Human Revolution
  • DS: Its reported Pokemon Black and White have sold a combined 2 Million units in the USA in 2 weeks
  • Slight Mad Studios, devs behind Shift 2 Unleashed, reveal they have no game coming up after a publisher pulled out
  • QTE Blog: Sony Have Released New Screenshots For Playstation Move Heroes
  • 360: Microsoft say Dungeon Fighter Online won't be free to play, may not even be a MMO on the 360
  • PC: AMD Say comments about Direct X And Microsoft have been exaggerated, says Direct X is stable, coalesced the industry
  • QTE Blog: EA Have Released A Launch Trailer For Shift 2 Unleashed
  • QTE Blog: What Have You Played This Week?
  • QTE Blog: QTE Tweets Of The Week

QTE Tweets Of The Week

This is the top 9 most clicked news stories from the QTE Gamers Twitter Stream. Its a wird mix of news in this weeks Top 9. there's some usual regulars, like the UK game Charts and news regarding the 3DS. The number 1 story this week was the biggest surprise, beating the rumoured news of a new Xbox to 2nd.

9 An Advert created by 2K Sports for Top Spin 4 has become public even though it was never to be used. 2K not impressed

8 QTE Blog: The Re-Cap: News From QTE Gamers From Monday 21st March

7 Sony announce they're transferring 'online services operations, including your wallet and the funds in it' to SNEA + more

6 3DS: Even with high Preorders across the UK, Nintendo doesn't expect there'll be any stock shortages over next few weeks

5 The Logo for Dead Island had to be changed after the ESRB said it wasn't compliant. the hanging man replaced with zombie

4 3DS: Nintendo Greece website reveals 3DSWare. no games currently listed.

3 UK Game Charts top 6, Homefront, Dragon Age II, Pokemon White, Shogun 2: Total War, Pokemon Black, Fight Night Champion

2 Xbox2: Ben Peterson reveals he's an design student, his online portfolio has nothing to do with next Xbox, its all fake

1 3DS: The USA boxart for Dead Or Alive Dimensions had to be slightly changed from the Japan version due to inner thigh