The latest rumor circulating on the internet suggests that Capcom’s flagship horror franchise may soon make it’s Wii U debut.
According to a rumor posted on horror game site Rely on Horror, an inside source (supposedly the same inside source who leaked details about Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 and Kingdom Hearts HD Collection before they were formally announced,) has told them that the critically maligned but bestselling Resident Evil 6 is getting an enhanced Wii U port. The new port reportedly features a new control scheme that makes “heavy use” of the Wii U’s unique controller, and also features a number of bug fixes and gameplay changes designed to address criticisms of the original release of RE6. The port will also feature a new, exclusive chapter starring RE2 and Code Veronica’s main character, Claire Redfield.
The same source also says that a sequel to last March’s Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City is also in development. According to the rumor, the sequel will be subtitled “Operation Terrestrial Fear,” and is in development for the Xbox 360, PS3, and Wii U. In addition to that, the source also confirmed that the previously rumored HD port of Resident Evil Revelations for 360 and PS3 is indeed real, and that a Wii U version is also in the works.
Of course, all this information is just a rumor at this point, but it all sounds very plausible: the existence of a Wii U Resident Evil game was hinted at via a Nintendo leak a few days ago, and as we all know, Capcom loves to port their games to every system imaginable, so news of a RE6 port certainly fits in with Capcom’s usual M.O. Despite both RE6 and Operation Raccoon City getting panned by critics, both games sold pretty well, so from a business standpoint it’d be crazy if Capcom didn’t follow those games up with a revision/sequel. I normally approach rumors like this with a bit skepticism, but these rumors sound plausible enough that I’d be more surprised if they weren’t true.