Capcom's RE 4 Achieves Player's Choice and Earns Game of the Year Awards
SUNNYVALE, Calif. January 31, 2006 â CapcomÂ®, a leading worldwide developer and publisher of video games, today announced its critically acclaimed survival horror masterpiece, Resident EvilÂ® 4, has been awarded inclusion into Nintendoâs Playerâs Choice program for the Nintendo GameCubeâ¢. The game will be relaunched with new packaging at a suggested retail price of $19.99. In addition to this recent achievement, the rave reviews from press and overwhelmingly positive feedback from fans for both the GameCube and PlayStationÃ¢2 computer entertainment system versions have resulted in multiple âGame of the Yearâ accolades. Based on the popular Resident Evil series, which has sold more than 27 million units worldwide and is Capcomâs highest selling series, Resident Evil 4 is rated âMâ for mature audiences from the ESRB (Entertainment Software Rating Board).
Just a few weeks into the year, a number of media have already announced their best of 2005 awards. Highlights include prestigious âGame of the Yearâ honors from numerous esteemed outlets including Game Informer, GameSpot, GamePro, Spike TV Video Game Awards 2005, UGO.com, G4TVâs X-Play, Chicago Tribune, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Game Revolution, Lee Enterprises, GameZone.com, New Times Media, WorthPlaying.com, Real Detroit Weekly, GameSpot Readersâ Choice, Blenderâs Readersâ Poll, IGN Readersâ Choice and Lawrence.com Gamerâs Voice Awards. Moreover, the GameCube version of the title earned first place status among games for the platform from IGN Cube, GameSpot, GameSpy, GameZone.com, Advanced Media Network and Home Theater Magazine. Resident Evil 4 was also included on lists of top games for 2005 from high profile media including PSM, Play, Associated Press, Cox News Service, Gannett News Service, Universal Press Syndicate, San Jose Mercury News, Maxim Online, Sound & Vision, Tacoma News Tribune, Hartford Courant, Global Gaming League, Punch Jump and The Oregonian.
In Resident Evil 4 players are reacquainted with Leon S. Kennedy, Raccoon City Police Departmentâs idealistic rookie cop from Resident Evil 2. It has been six years since the destruction of Raccoon City and in that time, the U.S. government has been able to destroy the nefarious Umbrella Corporation. Fast forward to 2004 and players rejoin Leon, who is now a U.S. agent with a top-secret mission. He has been tasked to look into the abduction of the Presidentâs daughter and his investigation has led him to a mysterious location in Europe. As Leon encounters unimaginable horrors, he must find out who or what is behind everything.
Capcom is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment. Founded in 1983, the company has created world renowned franchises including Resident Evil, Street Fighter, Mega Man, Viewtiful Joe, Devil May Cry and the Onimusha series. Headquartered in Osaka, Japan, the company maintains operations in the U.S., United Kingdom, Germany, Tokyo and Hong Kong. More information about Capcom and its products can be found on the companyâs web site at http://www.capcom.com.