Launch Primer — Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles

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‘Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles’ Impressions

Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles
Nintendo Wii
MSRP: $49.99
ESRB Rating: Mature

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What kind of game is it?

Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles is an "on-rails" (meaning the game automatically moves you along a pre-determined path) shooter in which you use the Wii remote pointer as a gun reticule.

Who’s the developer?

Resident Evil is one of Capcom’s marquee franchises, and Darkside Chronicles, like Umbrella Chronicles before it, was developed in conjunction with cavia Studios. Cavia’s notable games of past include Drakengard, Bullet Witch, Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, and KORG DS-10. They are also currently working on Nier for Square-Enix.

What’s the story?

Darkside Chronicles looks at the events leading up to Resident Evil 4, focusing on what’s happening during Resident Evil 2 and Resident Evil: Code Veronica. The protagonists of the game are Leon Kennedy and Jack Krauser, both of whom debuted in RE4.


No online play, but you can shoot through the game co-operatively with another player.

What’d we say?

Bryan Stratton reviewed Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles and gave it a score of 4/5:

"Let’s just get this out of the way right up front: fans of the Resident Evil series who have spent anxious hours guiding Leon Kennedy and Claire Redfield through Raccoon City and beyond will find lots to love about The Darkside Chronicles. If you have a Wii and an insatiable desire to splatter zombie brains like paint on a Jackson Pollock, this game should be on your wish list without question. Its only flaws are the limits of its genre and the hardware, and even then, it’s still the best game of its kind ever made."

See it in action:


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