Resident Evil 5 accidentally confirmed for Wii?

Sega president tells Kotaku that Resident Evil 5 “will happen on Wii,” only to later call the confirmation a “simple slip of the tongue.” Whatever the case, Sega Capcom would be fiscally negligent not to port RE5 to Wii, given its massive installed base. I say wait for it (let’s just hope the game scales down the 360 engine instead of using a GameCube one like on Dead Rising).

14 Responses to Resident Evil 5 accidentally confirmed for Wii?

  1. El Hajjish says:

    isn’t RE5 a Capcom game?

  2. Blake says:

    You are right sir. David shouldn’t give me keys to the blogging engine this late at nigth. 🙂

  3. WII-LUIGI$ says:

    Seeing Resident Evil 5 on Wii would be COOL! I did enjoy Resident Evil 4 on GCN A LOT!!

  4. Fabio says:

    That would be great news! I can’t go back and play the GCN version of the game anymore… the Wii one is too superior. It has fantastic gameplay, the wiimote added so much immersion to it… I really rather have improved motion control in a game with the same mechanics that RE4 than improved graphics. Lets hope it becomes true!!


  5. Monteblanco says:

    If there is any chance of this game being produced to the Wii is with the RE4 engine, perhaps with some minor updates. Not that I don’t want Capcom to develop a new improved engine for the Wii, but I don’t see it coming any time soon.

  6. Kingbad says:

    This is confusing!!! What is GOING ON?!!

  7. dubnobasswithmyheadman says:

    I think he meant to say Dead Rising. I can’t imagine he would have any real insider information from Capcom. But who knows.

  8. ResidentialEvil says:

    I really, really don’t see RE5 on the Wii.

    Let’s look at Dead Rising; DR’s visuals aren’t even that taxing on the 360, and yet so far what we’ve seen looks like a pretty significant downgrade. Add to that they’ve taken out taking photos and there will be far less zombies on screen. That tells me that an R5 “port” would be even more stripped compared to the 360/PS3 verison.

    I’d much rather them make an original, NEW (no RE2 remake) RE game for the Wii using the RE4 engine than a very scaled down RE5.

  9. Wii Wii says:

    The game looks SO GOOD on the 360 that it would be an insult to downgrade it so much to make it work for the Wii.

    That said, an ALL NEW RE game built from the ground up for the Wii would be great!

    Re5, no chance in looking nearly as good. No chance at all.

  10. deepthought says:

    i think he let it slip- it will come out and sell 1.6 million or less. (like i know)

  11. Run line 10 says:

    This would be cool because watching that guy struggle to snipe in co-op move was saddening. I’m think it will have to get ported similar to the res evil 4 GC game to the Wii just to turn a profit. This game has too much competition in the HD market.

  12. Olas says:


    I’ve been praying Resident Evil 5 would come to Wii

    My prayers have just been answered (maybe)

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