Last week Capcom promised an announcement on March 12 regarding Resident Evil that would make Wii owners “very happy.” A scan from the latest issue of Famitsu magazine has let the cat out of the box a day early by revealing the mystery game to be Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles, a sequel to Umbrella Chronicles starring Leon Kennedy and Clair Redfield during the events of Resident Evil 2. The game will be another on-rails lightgun shooter and, rumor has it, it will support two-player co-op and will be a little easier to play than Umbrella Chronicles.
This technically isn’t the remake of RE2 or Code:Veronica some Wii owners were hoping for. The overall impression from fans over at the Capcom forums is rather disappointing. We’ll have more details on The Darkside Chronicles as they trickle out over the next couple days.