Why the Resident Evil 4 style wasn’t chosen for Darkside Chronicles
By the time winter passes by, the Wii will have seen the release of two Resident Evil games: Umbrella Chronicles and The Darkside Chronicles. However, Capcom chose to develop both games on-rails instead of as third-person shooters. Given the success of Resident Evil 4, you might be wondering why the developers decided to stick with the lightgun elements in The Darkside Chronicles rather than something similar to the style of RE4. Masachika Kawata, chief producer of Darkside Chronicles, addressed this question in a Q & A session with Capcom-Europe.
“Yes, naturally Resident Evil 4 on Wii was a huge success. Having said that, Umbrella Chronicles didn’t do badly either. However, we regretted the fact that all the scenarios, storyline were not included in that particular title, so therefore that was our regret and we wanted to work on a new title in the same style and we worked on Resident Evil 2 and Code Veronica.”