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Resident Evil: Deadly Silence
Publisher: Capcom
Developer: Capcom
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North America: Resident Evil: Deadly Silence Release Date US Release: February 7, 2006
Platforms: DS
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Press Release

Handheld Adaptation of Original Resident Evil Masterpiece Brings Survival Horror Back to its Roots for Series’ 10th Anniversary

SUNNYVALE, Calif. - October 21, 2005 — Capcom® today announced Resident Evil®: Deadly Silence for Nintendo DS™, a rendition of the original Resident Evil game that features both new and familiar gameplay, adapted to incorporate the handheld system’s unique feature set. Resident Evil will celebrate its 10th anniversary in 2006, marking a decade since the birth of the series that has been credited with popularizing and defining the survival horror genre. The Resident Evil series has sold more than 26 million units worldwide and is Capcom’s highest sellingseries. Resident Evil: Deadly Silence will carry an “M” rating for mature audiences by the ESRB (Entertainment Software Rating Board) and Capcom plans to release the game across North America in Q1 2006.

A secluded mansion in Raccoon City has been the center of top-secret biotech experiments – all funded by a mysterious corporation known only as Umbrella. When contact with the scientists at the mansion is broken and reports of gory attacks come in from areas nearby, the Special Tactics and Rescue Squads (S.T.A.R.S.) is sent in to investigate. The team is chased into the nearby foreboding mansion by a pack of monstrous creatures. Once inside the adventure begins.

Players control Chris Redfield or Jill Valentine as they embark on a horrific quest through a dark and mysterious mansion filled with unimaginable horrors. An entire arsenal aids them on their quest including bazookas, shotguns, pistols, health supplies and more. The heroes will need all the help they can get to survive a house filled with flesh hungry zombies, giant spiders, horrific amphibious creatures, mutant dogs and worse.

Players can relive the beginning of the Resident Evil saga in a newly revamped “rebirth mode.” Whereas the original game focused more on puzzle solving,this new version will place a heavy emphasis on action with more enemies and ammo as well as improved visuals for intense enemy confrontations. Also, nearly half the puzzles have been freshly upgraded providing new challenges for fans. In addition, therebirth mode includes enhanced controls and will incorporate the DS system’s unique feature set, utilizing the touch screen and microphone functions.

Resident Evil: Deadly Silence includes the following features:

• Dual screens offer a more accessible player interface
• Top screen displays area map, ammo supply and color denoted health meter
• Bottom screen features main action view and also switches to sub screen menus
• Touch panel provides innovative gameplay variety
• New battle elements using touch screen – control the knife with the stylus to slash enemies and even deflect jumping dogs
• Fend off enemies – an effective maneuver for escaping an enemy’s deadly clutches is to move the stylus quickly back and forth over your foe which will shake them off
• Navigate sub screen menus by using either the touch screen or regular buttons
• New enhanced controls
• Reload function – allows players to quickly and easily refill their equipped weapons
• Quick 180 turn – provides much needed agility to escape dangerous situations
• Knife button – permanently mapped knife can be used at any time, reducing one item from the inventory
• Microphone function – solve puzzles and even resuscitate your injured teammate by blowing into the microphone
• Multiplayer network gameplay in specially created mansion map
• Two to four players can play wirelessly
• Vs. mode – players compete for high scores by defeating the most enemies and performing the quickest escapes
• Cooperative mode – work together with others to solve puzzles, collect items and get out of the mansion

Capcom is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment. Founded in 1983, the company has created world renowned franchises including Resident Evil, Street Fighter, Mega Man, Breath of Fire, Devil May Cry and the Onimusha series. Headquartered in Osaka, Japan, the company maintains operations in the U.S., United Kingdom, Germany, Tokyo and Hong Kong. More information about Capcom and its products can be found on the company’s web site at


Capcom, Mega Man, Resident Evil, Onimusha, Devil May Cry and Breath of Fire are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Capcom Co., Ltd., in the U.S. or other countries. Street Fighter is a registered trademark of Capcom U.S.A., Inc. Nintendo, GameCube, Game Boy, Game Boy Advance and Nintendo DS are trademarks of Nintendo. All rights reserved. All other marks are the property of their respective holders.

Posted: October 21, 2005
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