At a recent preview event for Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles, Resident Evil 5 producer Masachika Kawata was once again asked about the chances of a version of Resident Evil 5 on the Wii. His initial response was more-or-less the same as the last time he was asked:
Hypothetically speaking, the Resident Evil 4 engine would work perfectly for replicating the gameplay but we would never be able to recreate the graphical quality. A gun shooting game like Darkside Chronicles makes much more sense for Wii so, in short, Resident Evil 5 Wii Edition isn’t likely to happen. Having said that, Cavia has surprised us with the quality of graphics in Darkside Chronicles, so it may actually be possible after all….
Darkside Chronicles certainly does look great. In fact, more people should use it as an example of what a Wii game should look like.