Shut that door! Resident Evil Online
3rd Apr 2003 | 14:19
Apart from the shocking ability to make your heart skip and cause you to leap from your seat, the Resident Evil series has one other famous feature - the on-screen opening doors.
These doors offered a few seconds of tension building, spooking you into wondering what was going to happen next - or whether it was just to be a nice new location.
Once upon a time it was a cunning idea to hide the sloth-like pace of game loading by putting up a distraction in the form of an opening door. But, let's face it, it's looking a wee bit dated now.
And, mercifully, so thinks the producer of Resident Evil Online, who has told the Japanese gaming magazine, Famitsu, that you can now blow doors open. Not like chasing little piggies, but with brute force and blasting weapons. The zombies aren't too brain-dead either, as they'll swagger through them in a shambolic manner to get you or your online rivals.
Hopefully, we'll check out this new-look to Resident Evil Online at the E3 games event in May and prepare for some zombie slaughter online action!