Resident Evil and Pokemon Sword/Shield Spirits now reappearing in Smash Bros. Ultimate

A spirited return

Not that long ago, Nintendo held Resident Evil and Pokemon Sword/Shield Spirit Board events in Smash Bros. Ultimate. These events featured spirits that were exclusive to those events, which means they vanished once the event ended. Thankfully Nintendo has decided to bring those spirits back to the Spirit Board and Shop. Hit the game up to hunt down the Resident Evil and Pokemon Sword/Shield spirits you missed the first time around!

Official synopsis for Netflix's Resident Evil series pops up

I think it's going to have zombies...

While Netflix hasn't publicly confirmed that a Resident Evil TV series is on the way, we've known for a number of months that it's the real deal. Now we have yet another tidbit of evidence, and this one comes right from Netflix themselves.

The company's Media Center included a listing/blurb for the series, which has since been removed. As you know though, the internet never forgets. Here's what the blurb read, which marks our first official description of the series.

"The town of Clearfield, MD has long stood in the shadow of three seemingly unrelated behemoths— the Umbrella Corporation, the decommissioned Greenwood Asylum, and Washington, DC. Today, twenty-six years after the discovery of the T-Virus, secrets held by the three will start to be revealed at the first signs of outbreak."

TUBBZ "cosplaying ducks" also adds Street Figther, DOOM, and Resident Evil characters to its lineup

Duck and cover!

We’re incredibly proud to introduce the second wave of TUBBZ - the official range of collectable cosplaying ducks! Featuring Sonic the Hedgehog, DOOM, Resident Evil, The Last of Us, and Street Fighter, wave 2 is sure to be a treat for gamers and pop culture fans alike.

Representing the biggest video game, movie, TV show, and comic book brands, TUBBZ are fantastically fun collectables that transform all of your favourite characters into duck-style figurines.

Featuring cute, recognisable designs, these high-quality figurines feature individual poses to suit their characters and each come packaged in a stackable box with a unique bathtub-shaped display stand!

Fans around the world have loved collecting Batman, Crash Bandicoot, Spyro the Dragon, Street Fighter, Ghostbusters, and more; with 5 sets announced today as the first of many for 2020, there’s even more for anyone and everyone to collect.

TUBBZ - your favourite video game, movie, TV show, and comic book characters come to life as cosplaying ducks
Official collectables – all official licensed products, designed and engineered by merchandise experts Numskull Designs
Collect them all – up to 8 in each range, with lots to collect
Display box - comes in a collector’s bathtub display box, featuring the franchise logo and the ability to stack on top of other TUBBZ
Premium collectables – highly detailed features and made from premium quality PVC
Approximately 9cm (3.54”) tall when outside of tub display stand (some may vary)
First wave of 2020 – thanks to its huge success, TUBBZ is ramping up this year with more frequent reveals coming throughout 2020

The new line-up includes:

Sonic the Hedgehog: Sonic, Dr. Eggman Street Fighter (wave 2): Guile, E. Honda DOOM: DOOM Slayer, Imp, Marauder, Hell Knight The Last of Us: Ellie, Joel, Tess, The Clicker Resident Evil: Leon S. Kennedy, Jill Valentine, Claire Redfield, Chris Redfield

Also available now:

Borderlands (wave 1): Psycho, Lillith, Moxxi, Tina
Borderlands (wave 2): Brick, Maya, Tyreen Calypso, Troy Calypso
Crash Bandicoot: Crash, Coco, Dr. Neo Cortex, Dr. N. Gin
DC Comics: Batman, Robin, Joker, Harley Quinn
Destiny: Cayde, Lord Shaxx, Sweeperbot, Eris Morn
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim: Dovahkiin, Alduin, Ulfric Stormcloak, Jarl Balgruuf the Greater
Fallout: Vault Boy, Vault Girl, T-51 Power Armor, Nuka-Cola Pin Up Girl
Ghostbusters: Egon, Ray, Venkman, Winston
The Lord of the Rings: Frodo, Gandalf the Gray, Sauron, Legolas
Spyro the Dragon: Spyro, Ripto, Elora, Moneybags
Street Fighter (wave 1): Ryu, Ken, Chun-Li, Blanka

New TUBBZ: Cosplaying Ducks collectables are available worldwide for preorder here, launching April - May.

Netflix's Resident Evil TV series may start production in June 2020

8 episodes lined up for the first season

Quite awhile ago, we learned that Resident Evil is getting a TV series adaptation that will appear on Netflix. That series is being headed up by Constantin Film, the German distribution and production company that handles the Resident Evil movie series. Things have been quiet since that initial reveal, but it appears that the series may start filming in just a few months.

Fan site Redanian Intelligence found early evidence of Netflix's Witcher series going into production, which turned out to be true. Now they're back with the same sort of evidence for Resident Evil. They've found a production entry Resident Evil, and it shows the series will start shooting in June 2020. Along with that, the production entry also reveals that the show will be 8 episodes long, with each episode clocking in at 60 minutes.

Finally, on-location prep work will begin in April, with production based in South Africa. Sadly, we still don't have any concrete story details to share.

IGN Video - Celebrating Resident Evil 4's 15th Anniversary

15 years already?!

It has been 15 years since Resident Evil 4 originally launched on the Gamecube. To celebrate this staple of survival-horror, IGN's own Max Scoville and Brian Altano discuss some of the ways this classic has left lasting effects on the horror video game genre and how it has shaped the way Resident Evil games are designed today.

Resident Evil 5 & 6 appear to be getting separate physical Switch releases in Australia

Let's hope this is true

Resident Evil 4 has gotten a standalone physical release on Switch, but Resident Evil 5 and 6 are digital-only affairs. At least, that's how things have been since those titles originally hit Switch, but now it seems that both games have standalone physical releases on the way.

Aussie retailer Mighty Ape has added listings for physical versions of Resident Evil 5 and 6 to their website. The site shows a March 27th, 2020 release for both games, and even includes the cover art seen above. Nothing's official until Capcom makes the announcement, but it certainly seems like this is the real deal.

Resident Evil CODE: Veronica X and Resident Evil 0 soundtracks creep onto vinyl

Terrifying tunes

Get ready for Full-Frontal Fear! Laced Records continues its partnership with CAPCOM in presenting Resident Evil™ soundtracks on audiophile-quality vinyl. Fans can now pre-order deluxe double LPs for Resident Evil CODE: Veronica X and Resident Evil 0, boasting remastered audio, and original artwork by Boris Moncel.

Nearly 20 years ago, the Capcom Sound Team, comprising composers Takeshi Miura, Hijiri Anze, and Sanae Kasahara for Resident Evil CODE: Veronica, updated the sound of tension and terror for the next generation, as the game introduced players to a fully 3D-rendered, gothic vision of the Resident Evil formula. This vinyl release features music from the 2001 updated multi-platform release Resident Evil CODE: Veronica X.

Arriving hot on the heels of the GameCube remake of Resident Evil, prequel Resident Evil 0 enjoyed the same high production values, with incredibly detailed animated background, masterful sound design, and a chilling score by Seiko Kobuchi.

Each soundtrack has been remastered specifically for these releases, and will be pressed onto audiophile-quality, 180g heavyweight vinyl LPs housed in striking gatefold sleeves. Both soundtracks come are available as a Standard Edition (traditional black discs) and Limited Edition (coloured discs — exclusive to the Laced Records store.)

Both double vinyl sets are available to pre-order via www.lacedrecords.com ( lacedrecords.co outside of the USA) and will ship in January 2020. Each product is priced: GBP £33 / USD $35

The highly contagious Resident Evil CODE: Veronica X and Resident Evil 0 vinyl soundtracks will be contained to North American and EMEA territories.

Resident Evil 6 - more gameplay

Blending action and survival horror, Resident Evil 6 is a dramatic horror experience that cannot be forgotten. The game spans across various areas of the globe starring multiple playable characters, including fan favorites and new faces. Jump into the fray either solo or up to 4-player co-op in 4 dramatic chapters of the campaign or head into one of multiple extra modes such as Survivor that pits up to 6-players against one another in a heated battle.

Resident Evil 5 - gameplay round-up

One of the most popular Resident Evil titles can now be played on the go, featuring Chris Redfield and his partner Sheva Alomar, as they venture to the heart of Africa to investigate an outbreak. Featuring single-player and co-op modes, this fully-loaded release includes all previously released DLC (Lost in Nightmares and Desperate Escape story expansions, Versus mode, extra figures and 4 costumes), No Mercy mode, as well as the new mode “The Mercenaries United” which combines the two fan-favorite modes, The Mercenaries and The Mercenaries Reunion for an even more intense experience.

Digital Foundry - Resident Evil 5 & 6 on Switch

Capcom's Resident Evil ports for Switch have been pretty good so far, but what's the score with the latest Resident Evil 5 and Resident Evil 6? Capcom has released demo code, we've downloaded both and checked them out. The basics are there, resolution is high, but performance isn't quite right.


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