Capcom Releases Resident Evil Outbreak File #2





Players Can Run, But Can’t
Hide From the Horrors of Raccoon City


 April 26, 2005 Capcom,
a leading worldwide developer and publisher of video games, today released
Resident Evil

File #2
, for the PlayStation 2 computer entertainment
system.  Resident Evil Outbreak File #2
unfolds further scenarios in the saga of eight average Raccoon City
citizens in their desperate quest to escape the zombie infested town.  The
game supports both single player offline and up to four player network modes. 
The Resident Evil series is one
of the most successful video game franchises in history, with worldwide sales
of more than 24 million units.  Resident
Evil Outbreak File #2
is now available at retailers across North
America and carries an “M” rating for mature audiences by the ESRB
(Entertainment Software Rating Board). 


Resident Evil Outbreak

File #2 continues the dramatic
story of an outbreak caused by a secret biological weapon infecting the people
of Raccoon City.   Citizens are turning into flesh-eating zombies that swarm
the streets.  In the shadow of this nightmare are a few desperate survivors. 
They must find a way to get out of the city before they fall victim to the
hordes of undead creatures and before the government has a chance to wipe out
the entire area to prevent the disaster from spreading. 


Evil Outbreak

introduced an innovative new twist to the classic
Resident Evil
games that defined
the meaning of survival horror,” said Todd Thorson, director of marketing,
Capcom Entertainment, Inc.  “This second installment takes it to the next
level by offering fresh content with creative new

settings, scenarios, enemies
and puzzles for an even deeper, more incredible gameplay experience.”


Resident Evil Outbreak File #2

retains the
signature Resident Evil
storytelling, visuals, and bone-chilling audio that Capcom’s survival-horror
fans demand.  Players join the eight characters from the first game
in all new terrifying scenarios, with assorted locales, different enemies and
further details of the truth behind the catastrophic events.  Players can
experience the unique concept of fear experienced in groups with up to four
concurrent players in network mode or one-player offline accompanied by two
computer AI characters.  The key to survival will be cooperating with and
helping fellow characters as they fight to survive the various scenarios. 


Resident Evil Outbreak File #2

includes the following features:

    cast of eight playable characters
    – all are ordinary residents in Raccoon City, each with different strengths,
    special abilities and perspectives of the storyline

    new scenarios

    unexpected twists and turns, new challenges, never before seen enemies and
    much more!

    variety of non-playable
    characters (NPC’s) encountered throughout each scenario

    freedom than past Resident Evil
    games with multiple options for progressing through levels

    control schemes – D-pad for classic
    Resident Evil
    fans and new analog option for
    Devil May Cry
    type control

    unpredictable placement of enemies that changes players’ experiences

    point system which can be used to unlock items in the extensive collection
    mode including unlockable characters, art gallery and more

    of ordinary items found throughout the scenarios as weapons

    profile which tracks player statistics including play time, types of weapons
    used, distance walked and more

    hard drive support enhances gameplay


Capcom is a
leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive
entertainment.  Founded in 1983, the company has created world renowned
franchises including Resident Evil, Street
Fighter, Mega Man, Breath of Fire, Devil May Cry
and the
series. Headquartered in
Osaka, Japan, the company maintains operations in the U.S., United Kingdom,
Germany, Tokyo and Hong Kong.  More information about Capcom and its products
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