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The Horror Geek presents: Resident Evil 5 prequel to appear in comic form

Resident Evil 5 Prequel

There are two things I wish I covered more of here at the site: videogames and comic books. I try to cover games as much as I can, but comics are just stretching myself too thin (despite the fact that I love comics enough to have actually spent a good chunk of 2007 working in a comic shop…)

Despite that, occasionally something comic-related comes along and I’ve got to post about it despite my lack of comic coverage. This news from Wildstorm about a Resident Evil 5 prequel falls squarely into that category.

The guys over at STYD uncovered news that Wildstorm will be releasing a six issue Resident Evil 5 prequel that looks at what brings lead character Chris Redfield to Africa and what “dark burden” haunts him. Rick Sanchez will handle the writing duties with Kevin Sharpe and Jim Clark providing the artwork.

You’ll find Resident Evil 5 at your local comic shop come March 11th. The game hits stores on March 13th.

Picking apart the Resident Evil 5 demo

Resident Evil 5

With Resident Evil 4 being one of my favorite games of all time, it probably goes without saying that I've been eagerly anticipating Resident Evil 5 ever since the first teaser images appeared in the summer of 2005. Now that I've had the chance to spend some time with the new RE5 demo, I thought I'd share some of my impressions, both positive and negative.

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Resident Evil 4: Wii Edition

Game Description: In Resident Evil 4 you'll know a new type of horror, as the classic survival-horror action returns with all-new characters, controls and storylines. We last saw Leon S. Kennedy in Resident Evil 2 - a rookie cop in Raccoon City, fighting to stay alive. That was six years ago. Since then, government forces have managed to control the zombie threat and Leon has become a Federal agent. When the President's daughter is kidnapped, Leon tracks her to a remote, hidden fortress in Europe - where he'll relive the horror he faced six years before. Players will face never-before-seen enemies that make Nemesis seem like a kitten. You'll be wishing for the usual Resident Evil zombies!

Resident Evil 4: Wii Edition – Review

Read review of Resident Evil 4: Wii EditionResident Evil 4: Wii Edition features all the same content from the GameCube and Playstation 2 versions along with a specially redesigned control scheme that takes advantage of the Wii's unique motion-sensing controller. While this new iteration has nothing new in the way of added content or graphical upgrades, the Wii-enabled improvements to the aiming and knifing controls add freshness to the experience as well as a more streamlined and intuitive way to play.

Resident Evil 4: Wii Edition – Consumer Guide

According to ESRB, this game contains: Blood and Gore, Intense Violence, Language

Resident Evil 4: Wii Edition – Art Gallery

Resident Evil Outbreak File #2 – Review

Resident Evil 4 was not really Resident Evil 4 (RE4). Resident Evil Outbreak: File 2 was. Rather than a spin-off like the Gun Survivor titles, Outbreak represented the point where the series split into two separate franchises. Outbreak got the feel of the series, RE4 got to continue the plot. Which one of them really deserved to pick up the mantle and continue the numbering? I feel it's Outbreak.

Resident Evil Outbreak File #2 – Consumer Guide

According to ESRB, this game contains: Blood and Gore, Strong Language, Violence

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