Capcom has big plans for Resident Evil on the Wii this year, officially announcing Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles as well as two classic remakes coming via the Resident Evil Classics line.

Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles is the sequel to last years on-rails shooter The Umbrella Chronicles, this time based around Resident Evil 2. It features Leon S. Kennedy and Claire Redfield, and fills in many of the missing pieces of the Resident Evil that Umbrella Chronicles didn't touch on. It features the same light-gun shooting of the first title, with the addition of a new evade system to give the gameplay a bit more depth.

"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

Also coming to the Wii by way of the new Resident Evil Classics line are Resident Evil Zero and the Gamecube remake of the original Resident Evil, both redone to take advantage of the Wii remote. Both Resident Evil Classics are schedule to be released later this year at $29.99 a piece.


Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles is due out this winter. Check out the first screens from the new title below.

So yeah, the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 Resident Evil fans might be having all the fun right now, but with three titles on the way this year, the Wii fans will be getting the lion's share of the Resident Evil goodness.