Another series that I look forward to seeing a new release from is Resident Evil, or Biohazard as it’s known in Japan. Tokyo Game Show ’16 saw Capcom bring Resident Evil 7 with a look at some footage and gameplay via a trailer shown over the event. Looks pretty terrifying, dark and atmospheric, three things the series is known for.
The Resident Evil series is my 2nd all-time favourite gaming series, right behind Metal Gear Solid. Capcom have just shown off these special limited edition PS4 units which look amazing! They were recently announced by Sony on the Playstation Blog to mark the 20th anniversary of Resident Evil or Biohazard as it’s known in Japan.
The PS4 models will have one of two art designs. The first being artwork showcasing the 20th anniversary while the other will feature artwork from Biohazard Umbrella Corps. Both designs will be available in either black or white 500GB PS4 consoles. There will be a 1TB version as well but that one will only be shipping in black, no white variation has been announced as yet.
As well as being incredible looking units on the outside, the consoles will also feature special packaging artwork and a unique menu theme to match.
The units will be hitting Japan on June 23rd, the same release day for Umbrella Corps. The good news is that in the West, we’ll be getting the game on June 21st for both PC and PS4.
PS. Don’t know what Umbrella Corps is? Here’s a trailer for you.
Can you believe Capcom is turning 30? We can’t either but they’ve decided to celebrate in a most unique way by teaming up with budget eyeglass maker, Zoff, to produce videogame glasses frames.
They’ve made eye frames featuring Biohazard and Phoenix Wright with the bundled cleaning cloths being put to a vote by fans before being selected. Pre-orders are now open prior to the frames being shipped in December with a price tag of ¥5,250. They ship with non prescription lenses inserted as a safety feature.
The Phoenix Wright frames see a court drama in progess with one side showing Miles Edgeworth while the other side features an 8-bit lawyer on the right side inner frame. For more info, you can check out the official page.
Looking to add some new apparel to your Resident Evil stash and love to stock up on anything Resident Evil related? You can now nab some unique collectibles in Japan for your smartphone, tablet and more
First up we have a ring made by manufacturer, Garni. The ring carries an engraving of the steering from the ship seen in Resident Evil Revelations. You can pick it up for ¥42,000 as well as a pendant with a similar design for ¥28,350 (images can be seen below).
You can also pick up a hard case for a 7 inch tablet for ¥3,680 and a soft sleeve version for ¥3,980.
In Musashino-Shi Tokyo, you’ll be able to find a pretty cool bar called the Shooting Bar EA. It’s located in the Gotenyama, Sawada Building and is currently holding a themed bar experience.
After buying a drink, you’ll be able to sign a safety release, put on a pair of goggles and take an airsoft replica gun and shoot it on their range. But to add a twist to it, until June 2nd, the bar has been decked out with a Resident Evil/Biohazard theme which they had previously used for the 15th anniversary of the series in 2011. This one has been set up to coincide with the release of Biohazard: Revelations.
Capcom even lent out a hand by supplying unique replica guns as well as supplying prizes and targets. Looks like a good time to be had.
March 15 sees the release of an ultra cool blu ray twin pack disc for Japan. On that day, for ¥5, 490, you’ll be able to snap up the Resident Evil 5: Gold Edition which will feature Resident Evil 5, Resident Evil 4 HD and Resident Evil Code Veronica HD on one blu ray disc.
This compilation will have the title of Biohazard 5 Alternative Edition Biohazard Revival Selection HD Remaster Version Twin Pack, competing for longest game title…ever.
The same day will also see Capcom release a twin pack of Sengoku Basara: Samurai Heroes which will be packing the aforementioned title and the expansion, Sengoku Basara 3: Utage, which will set you back ¥6, 990.