Resident Evil replica range revealed

I have THIS!

Being stuck in the middle of a T-virus outbreak is less than ideal. Especially when you need to solve some complex puzzles in order to get out of your place of work! Thanks to this new range of Resident Evil 2 in game replicas, now available at Merchoid, you can have all the tools you’ll need in your pocket!

Having trouble finding the medallions needed for the infamous statue puzzle? Look no further! Each limited edition medallion, Lion, Unicorn and Maiden respectively, have been replicated to the highest standard to authentically emulate the items you would use in game. Each medallion also comes with a display stand for when they’re not in use.

Along with the medallions, our newest range also gives you the opportunity to own your very own S.T.A.R.S badge, as given to members of the Raccoon City Police Department, modified into a handy bottle opener, four metal embossed coasters, depicting the RPD badge and the infamous Umbrella Corporation Logo and a new way to play heads or tails with the Nemesis limited edition coin, depicting characters from Resident Evil 3!

*Merchoid are not responsible for your survival chances during a zombie outbreak.

The full Resident Evil range can be found here

Resident Evil series hits 100 million units shipped

That's a lot of zombies

The Resident Evil series debuted back in the PS1 days, and it's been an amazing powerhouse for Capcom ever since. The series sales just keep piling up, and Capcom has confirmed that a new milestone has been hit.

Across all releases and re-releases, all platforms and versions, Resident Evil has managed to scrape together 100 million units shipped. This is the first franchise under Capcom's umbrella to do so. You can see Capcom's note on the series' success below.

In 1996, Capcom established the survival horror game genre with the series’ debut title, Resident Evil, which featured gameplay in which players utilize a variety of weapons and other items to escape terrifying situations. Through the years Capcom has leveraged its Single Content Multiple Usage strategy to take the series beyond games, expanding the brand into Hollywood film adaptations and theme park attraction collaborations. The Resident Evil franchise has since grown into Capcom’s flagship property, continuously supported by a passionate fan base from across the globe since the first title was released 24 years ago, with more than 80% of unit sales of the games coming from outside of Japan.

In recent years, Capcom has pursued a digital sales strategy, expanding its customer segments by extending the life of games with flexible pricing strategies in more than 250 different countries and regions. For the Resident Evil series in particular, becoming the first Capcom series to surpass the 100-million-units-sold milestone came as a result of a number of factors; in addition to maintaining a consistent release schedule for new titles, Capcom utilized cutting-edge technology to reimagine beloved hits, such as with Resident Evil 2 and Resident Evil 3, while carrying out price promotions for back catalog titles timed in conjunction with new title launches. Going forward Capcom looks to further grow the franchise by leveraging its accumulated know-how to launch games on next-generation platforms. This includes the recently announced latest core game in the series, Resident Evil Village, the sequel to the cumulative 7.5-million-unit selling Resident Evil 7 biohazard.

Capcom running Resident Evil sale on the Switch eShop

Grab some great deals on Resident Evil

Capcom is currently running a Resident Evil sale on the Switch eShop. Running from now until June 16th, 2020, the following games can be grabbed for half price and lower.

- Resident Evil – $12.89 (originally $29.99)
- Resident Evil 0 – $12.89 (originally $29.99)
- Resident Evil 4 – $14.99 (originally $29.99)
- Resident Evil 5 – $14.99 (originally $29.99)
- Resident Evil 6 – $14.99 (originally $29.99)

Resident Evil 3: The Board Game Kickstarter now live

Feeling board?

As was previously announced, the official Kickstarter for the Resident Evil 3 Board Game adaptation is now live. The funding goal sits at $186k, and it's already well on its way to hitting that total. Check out official details on the game below.

Based on Capcom’s classic Resident Evil™ 3: Nemesis video game, Resident Evil™ 3: The Board Game is a cooperative campaign game for 1-4 players. Playing as a survivor trapped in Raccoon City, you must fight to survive the nightmare and make your escape—but with unknown terrors waiting around every corner, can you handle the suspense?

Check out the Kickstarter here

Physical listings for Resident Evil 5 and 6 on Switch pop up once again, this time via GameStop

Here we go again

Back in January of 2020, retailer Mighty Ape had listings for physical versions of Resident Evil 5 and 6 on Switch. Just a few days after those listings were discovered, Mighty Ape yanked both pages and stated that both listings were a mistake. Now we might be set to go through that situation all over again.

This time around, it's the official website for GameStop Ireland that has listings for both games on Switch. They're definitely full-priced retail releases according to the listings, and neither has a release date. Are we seeing yet another retail mistake with these titles, or is the second time a charm?

Thanks to Sephiroth_FF for the heads up!

Retailer adds Switch listings for Metroid Prime Trilogy, Resident Evil 3, and Mafia II: Definitive Edition

Can at least one of these end up being true...please?!

Sometimes retail listings give us an early look at unannounced games coming to platforms, and other times they're end up being 100% incorrect. With this latest round of listings, it's hard to tell which is more likely.

Retailer Insta-Games has added Switch listings for Metroid Prime Trilogy, Resident Evil 3, and Mafia II: Definitive Edition. We've been through the Metroid Prime Trilogy situation numerous times now, and we've seen no official word of it actually coming to Switch. We also recently heard rumors of a cloud version of Resident Evil 3 coming to Switch, but Capcom hasn't commented. Finally we have Mafia II: Definitive Edition, which also hasn't been mentioned, but does seem like the most likely of the three.

We'll keep tabs on the retailer to see if they remove these listings, or if others crop up in the coming days. Hopefully these all end up coming true, but I'm quite doubtful that'll be the case.

Thanks to Sephiroth_FF for the heads up!

GameSpot Video - The complete Resident Evil timeline explained

The Resident Evil franchise has a sprawling timeline that interweaves its complex narrative across seven mainline games, a handful of spin-offs, and countless DLC expansions. But how does it all tie together?

Paul Haddad, voice of Leon Kennedy in the original Resident Evil 2, passes away

Rest in peace, Paul

We're sad to report that Paul Haddad, the man who voiced Leon Kennedy in the original Resident Evil 2, has passed away at the age of 56. Paul also provided voice work for cartoons such as The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3 and X-Men: The Animated Series. No reason for Paul's passing was shared.

We offer up our condolences to all those impacted by the passing of Paul. The gaming community will surely remember him for bringing an iconic character to life.

Thanks to ArmoredFrog for sharing this news with us.

Resident Evil voice actors come together to spread the word on flattening the coronavirus curve

Be a STAR and stay home

Millions of people are staying inside their homes to help fight the coronavirus, but there are some who haven't gotten the memo yet. For those people, perhaps a special message from the Resident Evil cast will help.

In the tweet above, you can see a little skit featuring the Resident Evil cast as they teach you the importance of staying safe and doing your part to help fight coronavirus. A number of voice actors from the franchise have returned to spread the message, so hopefully longtime fans will listen!

It doesn't appear that Capcom is involved in this video in any way, but hopefully they appreciate what their series stars are doing.

IGN Videos - Top 10 Resident Evil Bosses

Check out the list of the Top 10 Resident Evil Bosses of all time, spoilers ahead!


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