Resident Evil 5 launches on PS3 and Xbox 360 tomorrow, but where is the love for Nintendo and its crazy popular Wii console?‚  With Resident Evil: Umbrella Chronicles selling so dang well, a sequel must be in the works, right?

Right.‚  Capcom announced today its ambitious 2009 plans for the shiny white console including an Umbrella Chronicles sequel and revamped versions of two popular Resident Evil GameCube titles.

Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles, currently in development with a winter 2009 release time frame, is the sequel to Umbrella Chronicles its story is based on Resident Evil 2 and includes the popular characters, Leon S Kenney and Claire Redfield.‚  Darkside Chronicles will employ the same “rail shooter” game-play and its story will clear up any plot confusions from the original.

Two player co-op and a new evade system spruce up the game mechanics allowing for more depth in a somewhat tired arcade system.

“We are very excited to be bringing the sequel to Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles to the Wii as it’s the perfect fit for the platform,” said Mona Hamilton, vice president, marketing, Capcom Entertainment. “We are always looking for new ways to give Capcom fans a chance to experience our games. Umbrella Chronicles was a huge success for us, Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles includes a more in-depth co-op experience, and we are excited to bring this exclusive content to the Wii audience.”

Capcom follows Nintendo’s lead in revisiting and overhauling popular GameCube titles with the motion sensing awesomeness found only on the Wii.‚  The “Classic Line” of Resident Evil titles includes Resident Evil Zero and the legendary original Resident Evil each retrofitted with Wii remote support.

Darkside Chronicles hits retail this winter, while the two remakes find their blood drenched way to homes everywhere sometime in 2009 at $29.99 a pop.

See Wii enthusiasts.‚  Capcom has your back.

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