New Resident Evil Game Heads to Wii

Following through on Capcom's promise that Wii-owning Resident Evil fans would "be very happy very soon," word of a new Wii-bound Resident Evil game, dubbed Darkside Chronicles, has emerged from the pages of Japanese game magazine Famitsu.

A light-gun shooter similar to Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles (Wii), Darkside Chronicles will again revisit past Resident Evil games in on-rails shooter form. As with Umbrella Chronciles, development will be shared between Capcom and Cavia.

This time around, players will experience the zombie-laden events of Resident Evil 2 and other as-yet-unknown entries. Past teases suggest that the events of Resident Evil: Code Veronica will be featured in the game, which does not yet have a release date.

It's not called Umbrella Chronicles 2 because Umbrella is no longer the main enemy, according to an IGN translation of the report. Furthermore, the game is said to be more accessible than Umbrella Chronicles, and will focus more on replayability.

Expect more details on the title when it's officially announced by Capcom tomorrow.