Last week the internet was awash with rumours suggesting that Capcom was plucking its 2005 smash-hit Resident Evil 4 out of the console realm and onto the PC. Not only has Capcom now confirmed Res 4 PC, but two more of its top action games are also PC-bound.
In a deal with French publisher Ubisoft, Resident Evil 4, Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awakening Special Edition and Onimusha 3: Demon Seige all have PC conversions in the works. Capcom says that Ubisoft's global distribution network is the reason for the partnership, though we're sure that Capcom's limited experience with the PC market also had something to do with the decision.
"Capcom has created fantastic universes which have become blockbuster franchises," said Jay Cohen, vice president of publishing at Ubisoft. "Ubisoft is excited to be bringing three of the industry's most innovative titles, including Resident Evil 4, which has been recognized by many publications and organizations as the best game of the year for 2005, to PC gamers around the world."
We'll be able to see results of the distribution deal as early as this month, with Onimusha 3 currently planned for an "end of February" release and Resident Evil 4 and DMC3 set to follow some time in the spring. Capcom confirmed to CVG that the three games will be "straight ports," with no major PC enhancements. Even so, without any new bells and whistles, Resident Evil 4 PC is definitely something to be excited about.