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Resident Evil 4 director Shinji Mikami discusses why he wanted the game to be a GameCube exclusive


In a recent interview with Variety, the director of Resident Evil 4, Shinji Mikami, shed some light on Capcom's deal with Nintendo about making the game a GameCube exclusive. He stated the following information:

At the time, I was thinking, ‘Well, Nintendo might be the only one left in the future that would have games for people – not just children, but also adults.’ That was the thinking at that time. And so I was wrong completely. That was the thinking at that time.

I do remember the chairman of Capcom, Tsujimoto Kenzo-san, called me in and asked me, ‘Are we really not going to release on other platforms?'” he says. “And I had to say, ‘Well, if you want to do that, you can do that, but you have to fire me first.'


GameSpot Video - The Resident Evil 4 Deal That Betrayed Nintendo


Not only was Resident Evil 4 once a GameCube exclusive, it was also the final nail in the coffin for a legendary deal between Nintendo and Capcom.

Capcom and Laced Records team up for a Resident Evil 4 soundtrack release on vinyl

Evil sounds

I can't say that I remember much of the music in Resident Evil 4, but I certainly remember the game! For those who look back on the game's tunes fondly, today's announcement is for you.

Capcom and Laced Records are teaming up for a Resident Evil 4 vinyl soundtrack release, which comes in both standard and limited edition. The best part is that both versions are priced the same, but bad part is that they're $80. Check out full details on the limited edition below.

Product Information:

4x LP vinyl available with Limited Edition ‘muddy gold’ discs
Features the score from the 2005 Nintendo GameCube™ title

Shipping Info:

- Orders Will Ship Late June 2020 -
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Laced Records and Capcom team up once again to bring fans Resident Evil™ soundtracks on audiophile-quality vinyl. Pre-orders are now open for the Resident Evil™ 4 soundtrack on four LPs, featuring remastered audio from the 2005 Nintendo GameCube™ title, and brand new vinyl sleeve artwork by Boris Moncel.

Resident Evil 4 fundamentally changed the survival horror series by injecting action gameplay moving to a more action-packed over-the-shoulder camera. The gaming world continues to celebrate it as one of the most tightly designed and inventive video games ever made — a true classic that inspired many other games across several genres. For the music score, composers Shusaku Uchiyama and Misao Senbongi ratcheted up the tension with layers of unsettling electronic sounds and percussion loops; and also created fan favourite tracks “Serenity” and “Save Theme” suffused with anxious, atmospheric synths.
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*All images shown here are mock-ups.*
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Track List

Disc 1

Side A

End of Umbrella
The Drive ~ First Contact
Ganado I
A Strange Pasture
A Ruined Village
Ganado II
Serenity
Ganado III
Del Lago

Side B

Noche
El Gigante
Echo in the Night
Bitores Mendez
Hard Road to the Castle
Game Over
Catapult
Garrador
Ganado IV

Disc 2

Side C

Cold Sweat
Target Practice
Novistadors
Central Hall
Agony
Evil Malaise
Crazy Cultist Drivers
Bad Vibes
Verdugo

Side D

Robo-Salazar
Tower of Death
Salazar
Save Theme
Infiltration
Ganado V
Regenerador
U-3
Path to Closure

Disc 3

Side E

Krauser
Back-Up
Final Battle
The Escape
Horizon
Sorrow (Ending Credits)
Result

Side F

The Mercenaries
The Mercenaries~Leon
The Mercenaries~Ada
The Mercenaries~Krauser
The Mercenaries~Hunk
The Mercenaries~Wesker

Disc 4

Side G

Assignment Ada
Assignment Ada End Roll~tarde
Assignment Ada End Roll~noche
the another order
Ganado VI

Side H

Interlude
Intention
Shipyard
End and Aim
The Enemy
Time Limit
The Another End

Grab the standard edition here and limited edition here

Resident Evil Triple Pack announced for Switch, due out in North America on Oct. 29th, 2019

A three-pack of scares

Along with the release dates of Resident Evil 5 and 6, Capcom has revealed a special Resident Evil Triple Pack for Switch. This retail release will include Resident Evil 4, Resident Evil 5, and Resident Evil 6, with Resident Evil 4 on a cartridge and Resident Evil 5 and 6 included as a digital downloads. This package is priced at $59.99, and will be on-sale in North America on October 29th, 2019.

Mortal Kombat 11 is the first third party game in fourteen years to take the #1 software spot on Nintendo hardware

Hasn't happened since the GameCube days

Mortal Kombat 11 was the best-selling game on the Switch in the United States for April 2019. Seeing a third party title top the Switch list was pretty damn fantastic! Hell, seeing any third party title top the software list for Nintendo hardware is something that rarely happens. As a matter of fact, its been 14 years since it last happened!

NPD's Mat Piscatella revealed that the last time a third party title took the #1 software spot for Nintendo hardware was back in Feb. 2005, which is when Resident Evil 4 took that honor on the GameCube.

Play Resident Evil 4 on Switch with a GameCube controller

The Cube lives on

You might not be able to get the motion control experience that was on Wii, but you can go back to the original way the game was played! If you've got a GameCube controller and an adapter for Switch, you can plug that in and pretend you're playing back in the GameCube days!

Resident Evil 4 on Switch doesn't include motion controls

What a bummer

Well, I think we have some insight into just how much Capcom cares about the Switch port of Resident Evil 4. This version of the game is a straight port of the other HD re-releases, which means it doesn't include motion controls. Many were hoping some of the features from the Wii version of Resident Evil 4 would be included, but sadly, that's not the case.

Did You Know Gaming - Resident Evil 4

In this video, Did You Know Gaming takes a look at some facts, secrets and Easter eggs surrounding Capcom's RE4 for the GameCube, PlayStation 2 (PS2) and... everything else.

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