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Archelon
05-13-2008, 04:26 PM
Okay, I've been searching the net high and low for these. The June issue of Game Informer magazine, as well as the latest OPM UK, has new screenshots from RE5, showing off a new female protagonist. It also apparently has a shot of Chris holding the blonde girl in the tank at the end of the E3 '07 trailer.

I have yet to find scans of either of those magazines, but Spanish gaming magazine Playmania also has some of the new screens:

http://img145.imageshack.us/my.php?image=10504607eo1.jpg

http://img507.imageshack.us/my.php?image=20893134ed3.jpg

http://img501.imageshack.us/my.php?image=84388209xx7.jpg

These, however, are not all of the screens, as this article is missing both the shot of Chris with the blonde girl and the new character. I'm still searching for those. However, if they still haven't been posted online by the time I get my issue of GI in the mail, I'll be sure to scan it myself and post it.

Simmaria
05-14-2008, 03:31 AM
http://tg-media.net//Scans/May2008/bh5_02.jpg

http://tg-media.net//Scans/May2008/bh5_03.jpg

http://tg-media.net//Scans/May2008/bh5_04.jpg

:toothy:

Arc_The_Lad
05-14-2008, 05:03 AM
I see a chainsaw.

I'm already getting killed about 50 times.


Also insert random new girl I probably won't care about.

Archelon
05-14-2008, 01:57 PM
http://tg-media.net//Scans/May2008/bh5_02.jpg

http://tg-media.net//Scans/May2008/bh5_03.jpg

http://tg-media.net//Scans/May2008/bh5_04.jpg

:toothy:

Thanks, I was just about to post those.

Holy crap, this game is gorgeous.

Ha, at first I thought the enemies had jetpacks in that one shot by the downed helicopter. It's just a combination of them running (and jumping?) and Chris firing at them.

Game Informer thinks the new girl is Claire Redfield, but I'm more inclined to believe it's someone new entirely. Maybe a native of the region in which the game takes place.

CliffnCain
05-14-2008, 02:03 PM
Game Informer thinks the new girl is Claire Redfield, but I'm more inclined to believe it's someone new entirely. Maybe a native of the region in which the game takes place.

I seriously doubt thats Claire and most likely is someone from that region (pretty obvious)

I wonder what her role in the story is? (fighting whoever caused the mutations to an end?)

Archelon
05-14-2008, 02:09 PM
Translation of the relevant information courtesy cvxfreak of neogaf:

- A new trailer will be shown in the very near future.
- For now, Famitsu will show images and some info from one part of that trailer. (intro paragraph written by Takeuchi)
- There's a new female character, shown holding a shotgun and wearing a tank top and boots similar to the ones Jill wore in RE3.
- In addition to areas that make use of sunlight as a gameplay dynamic, there will be darker, shadow-filled areas as well, such as a cavern where Chris utilizes a flashlight. There will be an intense contrast between light and dark.
- Chris is shown using his knife, a sniper rifle above a bridge that's above a river, and of course the handgun.- A few pieces of artwork are shown, such Chris fighting villagers near a crashed helicopter, that same helicopter flying amidst a smoke-filled sky, and Chris witnessing the helicopter being shot down. There's also some kind of garden in the cavern with a giant hole above it, allowing the sunlight in.
- Chris is shown holding a blond girl noticeably shorter than him in a building.
- A picture of a chainsaw and the right leg of its weilder is shown.
- Chris will be up against very powerful enemies once again, and this shot of some creature behind iron bars is reminiscent of Chris's previous enemies, such as CODE: Veronica's Nosferatu (although it was Claire who faced him) and the REmake's Lisa Trevor in the sense that those two creatures were imprisoned at some point as well.

Also from The Horror Is Alive:

Under the black woman, the text reads "AND THIS UNKNOWN IDENTITIES WOMANS IS...YOU'LL JUST HAVE TO WAIT FOR THE UPCOMING TRAILER!!!!"
Nothing relevant about the blonde woman, but I think we can all speculate that it is Sherry. As for this new woman, I'd guess that she is with whatever organization Chris is with.

More info from Aggelos of neogaf:

"The trailer reveals the presence of 2 female characters. The one is to be found on the 2nd floor of a dilapidated house. It's a blond-hair woman wearing a red dress. Seems that she is entrapped in a dangerous situation and Chris went to rescue her. We speculate that she is under Chris's protection (she follows his commands during the game) and they both try to escape (something similar to Leon & Ashley in Bio4). The second female character, who has a brown skin, is brand new character to the series. It seems like she is an ally of Chris. At the present time not only their personalities, but even their names are unknown."

The mysterious shadow. This particular "swaying shadow" behind an iron fence might be holding the key/answer to the story.
Observing the picture below, you can see a naked man rusting away/out inside a prison. He is slouching somehow, his left hand juts out, his right hand is dangling loosely. It seems he is imprisoned by somebody. This man seems to be a very important character for Biohazard 5, perhaps because he's holding the key/anwser to the disaster that occured in this town. This man has a close resemblance to Nosferatu (from BioCV) and Lisa Trevor (from Biohazard remake). Which means that if Chris has to face him, he should be a tough opponent...

Simmaria
05-14-2008, 04:56 PM
that blond girl is pretty tiny. from the two shots you see, especially the one of her on the balcony. i think this rules out sherry entirely (as i also think it was kinda crazy to begin with) unless she doesnt age or grow like lisa trevor.

Archelon
05-14-2008, 05:02 PM
that blond girl is pretty tiny. from the two shots you see, especially the one of her on the balcony. i think this rules out sherry entirely (as i also think it was kinda crazy to begin with) unless she doesnt age or grow like lisa trevor.

I think she only looks small because of who we have to compare her to currently (Chris). He'd make anyone look tiny. Besides, Sherry would be 22 in RE5. It wouldn't be too much of a stretch to say that's her actual height. She doesn't have to be 6' to have still grown substantially from RE2.

Heck, she just barely reached Leon's waist in RE2, and Chris is taller than Leon.

Also, in both shots, she isn't standing up straight, so while we could get a basic idea of her height, we won't be able to know for certain until we actually see her standing up next to Chris (or someone else).

Besides, I think you're forgetting that Takeuchi stated the blonde girl was someone fans of the series would know and haven't seen in a long time. I highly doubt it's Alexia or Annette Birkin, and it most certainly wouldn't be Ashley.

Of course, we can't rule out the possibility that this girl is not the same girl in the tube at the end of the E3 '07 trailer. While I find it unlikely, it's not impossible.

Simmaria
05-15-2008, 12:15 AM
for someone like you whose supposedly been following this series for so long should know not to take every comment and word during a work-in-progress game like this as fact. also her face reaches the front of a handrail on an apartment complex. her heads about up to chris's mouth and her feet arent even touching the floor. couple this with the other fact that all the villagers when standing upright are less then a foot shorter then chris and it all adds up that this is a little girl. unless this is a village of 6 1/2 foot freaks.

Archelon
05-15-2008, 12:30 AM
for someone like you whose supposedly been following this series for so long should know not to take every comment and word during a work-in-progress game like this as fact. also her face reaches the front of a handrail on an apartment complex. her heads about up to chris's mouth and her feet arent even touching the floor. couple this with the other fact that all the villagers when standing upright are less then a foot shorter then chris and it all adds up that this is a little girl. unless this is a village of 6 1/2 foot freaks.

It's really hard to tell if her feet are touching the ground or not in that pic where Chris is holding her. The wall covers up her legs fairly well. As for the handrail, she's not standing straight up, as I already mentioned. Her legs are bent.

Though, looking at the picture more closely, it could just be the wind blowing her skirt in such away that it appears her legs are bent. It's difficult to tell whether she's leaning against the railing or not. We likely won't get a clearer shot until the trailer is released.

And as far as the work-in-progress statement goes, Capcom has already said that the game's scenario, gameplay, and design are pretty much set in stone now. Yes, that could change in the future, but it's all we have to go on right now, and that's all we can go on.

Until proven otherwise, I will continue to believe that the blonde girl is Sherry. I don't see what's wrong with that. You don't think it is Sherry. That's fine, too. We'll just have to wait and see.

Besides, like I said, we can't rule out the possibility that this girl in these screens is a different girl entirely from the girl in the tube. Unlikely, but possible.

Usagi_Tsuki
05-15-2008, 09:41 AM
im looking forward to this =O but its probably going out on ps3 v.v hope they make one for wii =O i mean they did it with Resident Evil 4 but the graphics looks better, so i dont know v.v

Skyline Kyo
05-15-2008, 11:04 AM
Wow thats a big axe xD;

Archelon
05-15-2008, 11:55 AM
im looking forward to this =O but its probably going out on ps3 v.v hope they make one for wii =O i mean they did it with Resident Evil 4 but the graphics looks better, so i dont know v.v

It's coming out for the PS3 and the 360, if that makes any difference.

Though, I agree that, after having played RE4 on the Wii, it's going to be really hard to go back to the original analog stick aiming.

Usagi_Tsuki
05-15-2008, 02:46 PM
It's coming out for the PS3 and the 360, if that makes any difference.

Though, I agree that, after having played RE4 on the Wii, it's going to be really hard to go back to the original analog stick aiming.

nope it didnt xD i never liked the Xbox <_<

oh no what should i do now T_T my friend has a ps3....but i can't buy the game and then only use it at her place xD well...me and my friend are planning to do that with the Silent Hill game =O maybe xD ohh i want a ps3 T_T

Archelon
05-15-2008, 03:49 PM
May 30th.

Gametrailers TV.

Brand new RE5 trailer.

http://kotaku.com/390916/new-re5-trailer-debuting-on-gametrailers-tv-may-30th

Be there, or be square. (Yeah, I said it.)

Archelon
05-22-2008, 05:04 PM
http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=299511

Larger versions of the screenshots that were revealed in Famitsu and Game Informer, among other magazines.

Also, I feel pretty confident that the majority of this "information" is complete BS, but I'll post it anyway for completion's sake:

http://www.gamesradar.com/xbox360/resident-evil-5/preview/resident-evil-5/a-20080521155013307049/g-2005138888000000020757

UPDATE:

The preview has been taken down. So this could mean one of two things:

a) It was complete and utter BS, as I thought.

b) They revealed information that Capcom didn't want them to yet.

Maybe we'll find out at their press event, CAPTIVATE, next week.

UPDATE II:

Capcom's official response:

http://www.capcom.com/BBS/showpost.php?p=532178&postcount=8

CliffnCain
05-23-2008, 12:06 AM
What kind of info did they put on there? you've got me curious

Archelon
05-25-2008, 05:34 PM
http://www.1up.com/do/newsStory?cId=3167929

1Up managed to snag most of the details from the GamesRadar article before it was taken down.

UPDATE:

The official Resident Evil website has been updated with a countdown:

http://www.residentevil.com/

Simmaria
05-27-2008, 11:58 PM
considering the info fits into everything we've seen and heard before and comes out during captivate, yeah its a pretty safe bet thats its all true.

Archelon
05-28-2008, 12:09 AM
considering the info fits into everything we've seen and heard before and comes out during captivate, yeah its a pretty safe bet thats its all true.

CAPTIVATE doesn't start until tomorrow night.

Simmaria
05-28-2008, 03:47 AM
holy shit a couple days! that changes everything! allegedly this info comes from a magazine, which would have been supplied the info early so that when it does reach newstands it is concurrent with the announcements at the event. honestly i don't see whats so hard to believe about any of it.

Archelon
05-28-2008, 11:22 AM
Hey, if it's all true, I'll be the first to admit it.

However, the only two things that "fit" what we know about the game so far are the lack of strafing and dodging with the right analog stick. Everything else, as of right now, is baseless speculation (assuming the information is false, I mean).

The return of the Mercs minigame and characters like Wesker and Sherry are reasonable assumptions based on the history of the series. Almost every RE game has had some kind of minigame that unlocked once you beat the main game, so it would make sense for RE5 to have one as well.

Also, it's pretty much the general consensus that Wesker and Sherry will return given the fact that Chris is the main character and what we know about the blonde-haired girl. So I will continue to consider the information speculation and rumor until proven otherwise. If you've got a problem with that, well, I can't help you there, I'm afraid.

Koisnake
05-28-2008, 11:24 AM
Oh my, I cannot wait to play this game! I was a fan of Resident Evil 4, and I adore Leon.

Quantum9
05-28-2008, 04:50 PM
>< Why is everyone commenting on Leon?!?

Leon is not in this game, okay? NOT. IN. THIS. GAME. That's CHRIS REDFIELD. Get used to the name, you're going to be hearing it a lot.

ELFanatic
05-28-2008, 05:32 PM
>< Why is everyone commenting on Leon?!?

Leon is not in this game, okay? NOT. IN. THIS. GAME. That's CHRIS REDFIELD. Get used to the name, you're going to be hearing it a lot.

Might be by name but he still doesn't look like Chris Redfield to me.

I love chris but I'm starting to wish to see someone else. Maybe someone completely new. I mean chris was in original, remake, and veronica. I guess that's not that much but it seems like it. I don't know. I wish they did the original/2 style again where you pick who you play. That'd be cool!

Quantum9
05-28-2008, 06:52 PM
Might be by name but he still doesn't look like Chris Redfield to me.

I love chris but I'm starting to wish to see someone else. Maybe someone completely new. I mean chris was in original, remake, and veronica. I guess that's not that much but it seems like it. I don't know. I wish they did the original/2 style again where you pick who you play. That'd be cool!

It'd kind of anger the fans though. I'd agree - Chris is the individual who began the Umbrella saga. He was the one who faced Wesker, and it's only fair that he's the one who takes him down in the end. It started with Chris...it needs to finish with him as well.

Archelon
05-30-2008, 03:48 PM
Just a friendly reminder to everyone that tonight at 1am GametrailersTV on Spike TV will be debuting the brand new RE5 trailer. The trailer will be posted online at www.gametrailers.com either during the show or shortly after. It will also be available via XBLM and PSN.

UPDATE:

Hmm, it appears the countdown on gametrailers.com says the trailer will be up at 10:30pm EST. However, a bunch of other people are getting different countdowns. For some people, the countdown ended literally a few minutes ago, while others have less or more hours to go than what I'm seeing.

If the trailer is actually uploaded at 10:30pm EST, I'll be sure to post it here, but judging by the diversity of the countdowns, I find it highly unlikely.

Archelon
05-31-2008, 01:21 AM
Bumped for Truth, Justice, and the AMERICAN F*CKING WAY!!!

I'm speechless. Seriously, I don't know what to say.

*takes some deep breaths*

Okay, so it looks like the cause is another parasite. Could it be Las Plagas again? The mutations certainly seemed to resemble them. However, the Predator-like mouths are totally new. They actually kind of remind me of the super vampires in Blade 2, now that I think of it. Whatever this new parasite is, light doesn't hurt it like Las Plagas.

Also, there was no footage whatsoever of the blonde girl. It did show off the new female character, however. While speaking with her, Chris alluded to Jill. Granted, this could be just a throwaway line, but since we know there will be flashbacks in the game, perhaps we'll get to see Chris and Jill team up one more time.

I'll type more when the trailer is posted online and I can watch it more thoroughly.

TRAILER:

http://www.gametrailers.com/player/34647.html

Anyone else immediately think "The X-Files" when they saw the end of the trailer?

SCREENCAPS:

http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost.php?p=11393353&postcount=260

http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost.php?p=11393369&postcount=266

Simmaria
05-31-2008, 02:03 AM
man that was a little bit to much like 4. not only do they bring a chainsaw guy back, they put a burlap sack over his head as well. not to mention other situations all to similar to 4. not exactly a bad thing, but if were not going to have IR aiming this time i kinda want something more then just a HD retextured RE 4.

Archelon
05-31-2008, 02:31 AM
I think the thing that concerns me the most right now is the fact that they're still reusing animations from RE4 for both Chris and the enemies. Considering the game won't be out until next year, I'm still holding out hope that these are just placeholders, but we're two trailers in, and we're still seeing the same animations.

http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost.php?p=11393817&postcount=421 "Tasty."

http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost.php?p=11393886&postcount=429 There is something seriously wrong with that dude's head.

Simmaria
05-31-2008, 05:22 AM
keep in mind the producer said they were done with the graphics, and all that remained was the timing and pacing of the events. so get ready to say hello to recycled animation on top of the new ones. and get really ready to say hello to recycled gameplay. im starting to really believe 5 is more of a HD mod of 4 more then anything at this point.

Archelon
05-31-2008, 11:32 AM
www.residentevil.com

The official site has been updated. It has the two RE5 trailers, plus some minor details about the storyline.

Perhaps most interestingly, though, Capcom appears to have goofed up on the wallpapers. They've posted two pics (one new) with directions written on them as to how to fix them up. They've also inadvertently revealed the name of the new female character and a new male character in the process.

The new female character's name appears to be "Sheva" (though it might be "Shera"), and the new male character is named "Josh." Here's the pic:

http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost.php?p=11395300&postcount=568

UPDATE:

Her name is "Sheva." Just look at the filename for her buddy icon on the official site.

ELFanatic
05-31-2008, 12:00 PM
It'd kind of anger the fans though. I'd agree - Chris is the individual who began the Umbrella saga. He was the one who faced Wesker, and it's only fair that he's the one who takes him down in the end. It started with Chris...it needs to finish with him as well.

I didn't realize the series was ending. If so I agree that it should be chris. I used to be a die hard RE fan but I lost a lot of that with 4. I'm not into the direction they're going with the series. It's not that I didn't enjoy 4, it was fun, great game but it's not what made RE great to me.

Archelon
05-31-2008, 12:29 PM
They aren't ending the series, per se. This is Capcom, after all. However, they have hinted on several occasions that this game will be the culmination of Chris' battle with Wesker, or at the very least, the end of the storyline that began with the first game.

Also, for anyone who is wondering what the man in the sunglasses was saying throughout the trailer, here you go:

If like me you had trouble understanding some of the dialogue in the latest trailer I typed it up after looking at the French and Spanish subtitles for it:

"Africa is our land! The land will guide us to paradise! Kijuju is our home! Invaders will be punished! Our paradise will become their death, and our salvation!"

The only reference I could find to Kijuju was in Tanzania, an East African country with a large grouping of volcanoes in its Northern regions. Kijuju matches the lexicon of genunine Tanzanian locations, such as Kisiju, Kijini, Kijuki, Kijima, Kijichi, Kijungu, Kinasi, Kibiti, Kikuyu...

Source: www.rehorror.net

UPDATE:

The official Japanese website has some new screenshots (most of them are old though) as well as a larger, higher quality version of the latest trailer than has been posted online thus far.

http://www.capcom.co.jp/bio5/

Archelon
06-01-2008, 11:13 AM
http://www.gametrailers.com/player/34664.html Gametrailers has posted an HD version of the trailer.

Pliskin
06-02-2008, 11:10 AM
I really hope those are placeholder animations, because those are just about exact to the RE4 animations to a T.

Archelon
06-02-2008, 01:39 PM
http://gamersyde.com/news_6584_en.html Here are larger versions of the screenshots that were taken from the official Japanese website.

UPDATE:

What a stupid marketing idea. Turns out the "wallpapers" on the official site which I assumed were goof ups were actually intentional.

http://www.capcom.com/BBS/showpost.php?p=537909&postcount=4

Archelon
06-03-2008, 01:27 PM
With the embargo on CAPTIVATE over, previews have been flooding in from all over the place:

http://www.1up.com/do/previewPage?cId=3168059&p=4&sec=PREVIEWS

http://www.gamespot.com/ps3/adventure/residentevil5/news.html?sid=6191983&om_act=convert&om_clk=newlyadded&tag=newlyadded;title;1

http://www.eurogamer.net/article.php?article_id=144133

http://xbox360.ign.com/articles/878/878446p1.html

http://www.gametrailers.com/player/34715.html Takeuchi interview.

http://www.gametrailers.com/player/34711.html?type=wmv Trailer analysis.

Here is a summary of the information, courtesy The Horror Is Alive:

The embargo that was placed on the Captivate 2008 event has expired and with it comes many Resident Evil 5 previews from various game sites. I've compiled a list of these which you can see below. A summary of the information contained in them will be posted as soon as I can digest all the information. The game was showcased to journalists as they watched a quick play through of an area in the game running on the Xbox 360.

From Gamespot:
He noted RE5 is set in Africa and follows Chris Redfield on an adventure that will lead him to discover the origins of the progenitor virus seen in RE: Code Veronica.
At the end of the trailer Takeuchi noted that the game is roughly 60% complete and should wind up being over 20 hours or so.
A massive warhammer wielding [foe] punched a whole through wall, showing off the new destructible environments and allowing more enemies in.
The persistent bunch weather Chris' throwing grenades and weapons fire to keep on coming at him.
Takechi didn't offer too much more insight into the game, noting only that more would be revealed at E3.

From 1UP:
[Africa] also happens to be where the progenitor virus, from which all of Umbrella's research subsequently sprung, was originally found...To further support that idea, note that the villagers can be seen transforming their heads into tentacles to attack and consume other people. Alexia Ashford in Code Veronica exhibited similar abilities resulting from the injection of the Veronica variant of the progenitor virus, and she retained her intelligence, much as the villagers in Resident Evil 5 appear to still be coherent to some degree.

From EuroGamer:
"This environment is right at the start of the game," Takeuchi explains as Kawata plays, and is "about four times the size of the village at the start of Resident Evil 4"
You can now switch weapons in real-time, and we get to see a pistol, shotgun and machinegun, while grenades will include explosive and incendiary - the former sends zombies flying in a geyser of dirt. We're also told there will only be one melee weapon - the knife.
A key point for Resident Evil's long-term fans, given its PlayStation heritage, is how the PS3 build is doing, and Takeuchi says it's "proceeding smoothly". Asked why we're only being shown 360, he says that the main development platform is the PC and when Capcom asked him to provide a console-based demonstration for Captivate 08 it was simply quicker to port the current build to 360 because of its similarity to the PC, and that we shouldn't read too much into it.

From GameTrailers:
Another character will be introduced, players will be surprised about the graphics used on the character and may wonder who it is (Probably referring to Sherry).
A new trailer will be shown at E3 that shows this character.
More details about the female agent will be explained at E3.
No dodge mechanic.
The lantern cave scene is a specific part in the game where you must use the light or you will not pass it.
It will solve the mystery of the Progenitor virus that's plagued the series thus far.
Different virus than in RE4.
Location in Africa is fictional, the team did go to Africa for research though.
Parasite is mentioned as infecting hosts and "changing them".
The stage is very early on in the game.
Over 20 weapons, over 20 hours gameplay.
Real-Time weapon change may not be in the final game.
Green herbs will return.
Merchant is popular, lots of people like him but he cannot say if he will be in the game this time, but of course a weapons upgrade system will be in the game.
Enemy carrying the large axe (not in the trailer) will be an important enemy who appears several times in the game (Nemesis?)
Quick time events during cutscenes will return.
Out before March 31st 2009

So it seems that Code: Veronica is mentioned quite a bit here and it wasn't just an error on Gamespots part (thought it certainly was in their wording). The game sounds much further along than I thought, so I don't think its too much of a stretch to see a demo hitting relatively soon. Hopefully E3 Finally, GameTrailers has an interview video with Takeuchi.


Also, new screenshots:

http://www.the-horror.com/imagedisplay.php?img=news/pics/2008%206%203/01.jpg

Kotaku's impressions:

http://kotaku.com/5012538/first-resident-evil-5-gameplay-impressions

Destructoid's preview:

http://www.destructoid.com/captivate-08-resident-evil-5-demo-walkthrough-delivers-chills-88667.phtml

Gamespy's preview:

http://xbox360.gamespy.com/xbox-360/resident-evil-5/878648p1.html

Artwork of Sheva:

http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost.php?p=11433804&postcount=1049

Gamespot's video interview with Takeuchi:

http://www.gamespot.com/video/929197/6191975/videoplayerpop?rgroup=capcom08_videos

Gamesradar's preview:

http://www.gamesradar.com/xbox360/resident-evil-5/preview/resident-evil-5-first-impressions/a-2008060217316145045/g-2005138888000000020757

Joystiq's impressions:

http://www.joystiq.com/2008/06/03/joystiq-impressions-resident-evil-5-xbox-360/

Simmaria
06-03-2008, 03:22 PM
this will be fun for me to play at E3

Archelon
06-03-2008, 07:22 PM
http://kotaku.com/5012678/resident-evil-5-not-redesigned-after-race-criticism-says-producer

Takeuchi addresses the "controversy" surrounding the first trailer. It's good to hear that they haven't changed the game as a result and that Sheva and the non-black enemies were there from the start.

UPDATE:

IGN's video interview with Takeuchi in which he explains, among other things, Chris' bulk:

http://xbox360.ign.com/dor/objects/760880/resident-evil-5/videos/re5_vidinterview_060408.html

Archelon
06-05-2008, 11:24 AM
The trailer is up on PSN. However, apparently, the trailer has been censored for the Japanese market, but it also contains new footage that was not in the CAPTIVATE trailer:

The Biohazard 5 Trailer has just been released onto the Playstation Network. After viewing the trailer quickly, I noticed several scenes which were not in the English version of the trailer. Parasites are not shown at all in the Japanese version, and any blood has been removed and replaced with new scenes from the game, including what looks like a shipping container yard featuring an enemy with a crossbow that has a flaming arrow (Hello RE4).

Source: www.the-horror.com

Also, here are screencaps taken from the trailer, showing off the new footage (also thanks to the-horror.com):

http://www.the-horror.com/imagedisplay.php?img=news/pics/2008%206%205/01.jpg

UPDATE:

1Up has their own video interview with Takeuchi posted. It doesn't really have any new information, but it's still worth a watch.

http://www.1up.com/do/newsStory?cId=3168138

Also, the trailer has been posted on X-Box Live Marketplace.

Pliskin
06-08-2008, 03:50 PM
http://kotaku.com/5012678/resident-evil-5-not-redesigned-after-race-criticism-says-producer

Takeuchi addresses the "controversy" surrounding the first trailer. It's good to hear that they haven't changed the game as a result and that Sheva and the non-black enemies were there from the start.

UPDATE:

IGN's video interview with Takeuchi in which he explains, among other things, Chris' bulk:

http://xbox360.ign.com/dor/objects/760880/resident-evil-5/videos/re5_vidinterview_060408.html

I'd like to know where exactly they went for location info, because they have what looks like African, Egyptian, and Caucasian villagers and for the life of me nobody knows what kind of rural village would have a demographic such as that.

I'm still of the opinion Capcom caved under the racist pressure, since now it appears to be happening in some bizzaro world Africa.

Archelon
06-08-2008, 04:05 PM
They haven't said where in Africa they went, and they likely won't, but they mentioned they saw a large number of Arabs and Europeans while they were there, and thus the game will reflect that fact. You can clearly see many of the apparent Arabs in the first trailer, but the Europeans, not so much (there are a few, however, as some screencaps have shown). So Capcom may very well have caved, but they may very well haven't. Who knows.

At the very least, I do believe that Sheva was there from the beginning, as each RE has had a supporting character from the area in which the game took place. Especially after RE4 with Luis, it would only make sense for there to be someone playing a similar role in RE5. Obviously, whether or not Sheva shares Luis' fate remains to be seen.

Pliskin
06-08-2008, 04:14 PM
They haven't said where in Africa they went, and they likely won't, but they mentioned they saw a large number of Arabs and Europeans while they were there, and thus the game will reflect that fact. You can clearly see many of the apparent Arabs in the first trailer, but the Europeans, not so much (there are a few, however, as some screencaps have shown). So Capcom may very well have caved, but they may very well haven't. Who knows.

At the very least, I do believe that Sheva was there from the beginning, as each RE has had a supporting character from the area in which the game took place. Especially after RE4 with Luis, it would only make sense for there to be someone playing a similar role in RE5. Obviously, whether or not Sheva shares Luis' fate remains to be seen.

I agree on Sheva being there from the beginning, it makes sense.

I have a feeling they went to a large city, where there would be some europeans. But in a small town like the one featured in the trailers thus far, it would be almost exclusively blacks. Perhaps they're just taking their experiences from the city and transferring it into a different setting.

Archelon
06-08-2008, 04:31 PM
Perhaps they're just taking their experiences from the city and transferring it into a different setting.

In all likelihood, that's exactly what they're doing.