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March 4, 2008
Press Release

3-1-3, Uchihiranomachi, Chuo-ku
Osaka, 540-0037, Japan
Capcom Co., Ltd.
Haruhiro Tsujimoto, President and COO
(Code No. 9697 Tokyo - Osaka Stock Exchange)

 

 

 

Capcom's "Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles" Breaks 1 Million!
- Following the Breakaway Success of "Resident Evil 4 Wii edition" -


 Capcom is pleased to announce that "Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles", which was released in November 2007 for the Wii® has shipped over 1 million units worldwide.

 The Resident Evil series, which has sold over 34 million units globally (as of February 29, 2008), is one of Capcom's most critically acclaimed and beloved franchises. As a testament to Resident Evil's longevity and success, the series remains as innovative and original today as when the first title shipped in 1996.

 "Resident Evil:The Umbrella Chronicles" is a gun shooting game which features a variety of characters from past Resident Evil titles, and fleshes out key storyline elements of the series. This title takes advantage of the Wii's unique remote control-styled controller, the "Wii Remote" and "Nunchuk", and when these two components are combined with the special Wii controller, the "Wii Zapper", it turns into an even more engrossing and exciting experience.

 The Resident Evil series is not limited to the realm of gaming though, as evidenced by its popularity with many non-gaming fans around the world. Autumn in 2007 saw the continued success of the series on the big screens when the Hollywood blockbuster "Resident Evil-Extinction" opened in theaters worldwide and went on to generate 16 billion yen ($147 million US dollars, $1 US = \108) in revenues. And now, in cooperation with Sony Pictures Entertainment(Japan)Inc., Capcom is currently in the middle of producing a full-length CG movie, "Resident Evil:Degeneration".

 As always, we at Capcom will continue to strive to develop new and original games that appeal to a broad audience around the world while expanding our properties for single content multiple usage. We believe that by bringing this to multiple platforms, it will help the franchise reach an even greater number of users eager for its unique game play.

 

Title Summary
1. TitleResident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles
2. GenreSurvival Gun Shooting
2. Platforms Wii
3. Release Date Japan: November 15, 2007
North America: November 13, 2007
Europe: November 30, 2007

* Wii is a registered trademark of Nintendo Company, Limited in Japan and/or other countries

 

 

 

Inquiries regarding the above information may be directed to:

Capcom Co., Ltd.
Public Relations Office (Ryosuke Tanaka or Rie Tamai)
(Address) 3-1-3, Uchihiranomachi, Chuo-ku, Osaka, 540-0037, Japan
(Tel)+81-6-6920-3623 (Fax) +81-6-6920-5108

 

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