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  • Blog Post: Super Replay – Resident Evil Code: Veronica Episode 8

    Earlier this year we relived the Mansion Incident by simultaneously playing through both the 1996 and 2002 versions of Resident Evil . Months later we're still retreading the series' past, this time with the HD remake of the 2000 Dreamcast title Resident Evil Code: Veronica. We're joined... More
  • Blog Post: Five Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Capcom’s Ace Attorney Series

    Capcom's Ace Attorney has become a niche darling and is partially responsible for helping visual novel games catch on in the West. These games put you in the shoes of a defense attorney, finding clues and deducing information to put the right person behind bars. With fun gameplay, great humor, and... More
  • Blog Post: Replay – Mega Man X2

    This week we're taking a look at X's sophomore effort in Mega Man X2. This 1994 SNES sequel to the fantastic Mega Man X series reboot stars the titular hero on his continuing journey to track down the renegade Marverick robots, steal their varying powers, and turn them against them in order to... More
  • Blog Post: Ranking The Entire Resident Evil Series

    Resident Evil is one of the most important and successful series in all of video games. From the first Resident Evil, which effectively launched the horror genre to the upcoming suspense-driven Resident Evil Revelations 2 ( check out our cover story reveal here ), the series is filled with ups and downs... More
  • Blog Post: Our Hands-On Impressions Of Resident Evil Revelations 2

    While we've already featured an interview with the producer of Resident Evil Revelations 2 Michiteru Okabe that shared what he saw as the highlights of the game, but we wanted to offer Game Informer's thoughts after playing the first section. Tim Turi was able to play through a large portion... More
  • Blog Post: Horror From The Heart – A Developer's Journey Through Resident Evil

    We've had plenty of interviews with Western game developers focusing on their careers, but we rarely get the opportunity peek across the Pacfic and gain insight into Japanese development. While visiting Tokyo for our cover story on Resident Evil Revelations 2 , we spoke with the producer of the HD... More
  • Blog Post: How Dark Souls Ignited My Interest In Monster Hunter 4

    Some of my favorite game series ever are Capcom joints. Mega Man, Resident Evil, Devil May Cry, and numerous old-school Disney games are among my all-time favorites. That said, some didn't grab me, particularly Lost Planet and Dragon's Dogma. Those aforementioned games have small but vocal cult... More
  • Blog Post: Tanks For The Memories – The Evolution Of Resident Evil's Combat

    Capcom's seminal horror franchise has changed dramatically since its inception in 1996. An important element of that evolution concerns combat - how players dispatch the zombies and other terrible creatures. From the original PlayStation game to next year's Resident Evil Revelations 2 ( read... More
  • Blog Post: Keiji Inafune On Spreading Himself Thin And Capcom's Reaction To Mighty No. 9

    At PAX 2104, we had the chance to sit down with Keiji Infaune and Inti Creates President and CEO Takuya Aizu about the development of Mighty No. 9 and Azure Striker Gunvolt. Below you will find out if Inafune is stressed from working on a million different projects at once, how Infaune and Aizu's... More
  • Blog Post: Dissecting Resident Evil HD Remaster

    In our most recent Super Replay , Game Informer's Tim Turi spent hours and hours comparing the original Resident Evil from 1996 to the magnificent remake for the GameCube in 2002. While visiting Japan for our cover story on Resident Evil Revelations 2 , Tim sat down with the producer of the upcoming... More
  • Blog Post: Inside The Mind Of Resident Evil Revelations 2's Scribe

    The Resident Evil storyline is a long, twisting road filled with double-crosses, multiple unique virus strains, and a big cast of characters. As part of our month of exclusive online Resident Evil Revelations 2 coverage ( check out our cover story reveal here ), we spoke with Capcom writer Hiroshi Yamashita... More
  • Blog Post: Annualization, VR, And The Future Of Resident Evil

    Our cover story is on Resident Evil Revelations 2 this month, but we also wanted to focus a bit on the direction of the overall series and what the future holds. When visiting Japan to play Resident Evil Revelations 2 , we spoke with its producer, Michiteru Okabe, and also the producer of the Resident... More
  • Blog Post: Get To Know Resident Evil Revelations 2's Claire And Moira

    The Resident Evil franchise has a lot of well-known characters, many of which have remained mainstays since the original PlayStation era. Jill, Chris, and Leon have been in steady rotation for decades, successfully hanging on for the series' leap to full 3D third-person shooters. Resident Evil left... More
  • Blog Post: Behind The Scares: New Gameplay Footage For Resident Evil Revelations 2

    Yesterday we announced our November cover story on Resident Evil Revelations 2 , and while our upcoming month of coverage is a celebration of the entire series, we wanted to get out of the gate by showing the next game in action. While visiting Japan, we sat down with Resident Evil Revelations 2's... More
  • Blog Post: Our TGS Localization Wish List

    The hardest part about visiting Tokyo Game Show is seeing tons of games that are only slated for release in Japan. Of course that doesn't mean these games won't eventually come to the West. In fact, most the time with big titles, it's pretty obvious that a North American announcement is in... More
  • Blog Post: Top 10 Horror Game Survivors

    Scary games give us a lot to talk about, from life-saving weapons to nerve-jangling scares. We, the players, are on the receiving end of these experiences, but so are these games' enduring protagonists. In the spirit of our October celebration of horror games ( check out our cover story reveal )... More
  • Blog Post: The 1000-Year-Old Gamer: A Look At Video Game Age Gates

    Age gates are the Internet's half-hearted attempt at preventing minors from seeing potentially objectionable material. Like most of you, my birthday is on January 1st, but I have found a good deal of variety in just how far back various game companies' website go in available birth year. Asking... More
  • Blog Post: Should The Term "Survival Horror" Die?

    I’ve always considered myself a big survival-horror fan, but the more I thought about it, the less I understand what the term “survival horror” even means – especially in this day and age. I had a conversation with Game Informer’s resident horror expert Tim Turi to find... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – Shovel Knight

    Yacht Club Games' retro throwback, Shovel Knight, is out today ( read my review here ). We booted it up and played through some early sections, including a trek through the Specter Knight's haunted graveyard and King Knight's regal castle. Join Andrew Reiner and I as we dig into Shovel Knight's... More
  • Blog Post: E3 Predictions: Gaze Into The Crystal Ball

    The E3 prediction game isn’t getting easier. With publishers opting for smaller game lineups, the number of cards they can hold close to their vests is getting smaller and smaller every year. That’s not going to stop us from gazing into the crystal ball to identify some trends, surprise appearances... More
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