Resident Evil Franchise Expands Within PlayStation Home

March 5, 2009

Resident Evil Franchise Expands
Within PlayStation Home

Sony Computer Entertainment America
(SCEA) announced that Capcom Co., Ltd. is expanding its blockbuster franchise,
Resident Evil, within PlayStation®Home with its launch of a dedicated game space
today. Now, Resident Evil 5 and Street Fighter IV, both Capcom properties, will
utilize the technology and features within PlayStation Home to deliver
compelling content allowing the PlayStation community to interact with the
franchises in an immersive, 3D environment.

“As games become richer with
graphics, embrace deeper storylines and character development, fans are getting
hungry for more,” said Jack Buser, director of PlayStation Home, SCEA.
“Developers like Capcom understand the potential PlayStation Home provides fans
– a platform in which the community can come together to talk about their games,
strategize, trade tips and tricks as well as interact directly with the brand.”

Capcom’s new Resident Evil 5 Studio
lot for PlayStation Home is modeled after the movie set. The atmospheric and
highly-detailed space will give fans of the franchise a place to meet and
socialize, as well as acquire additional Resident Evil 5 themed items.
Showcasing the game integration capable within PlayStation Home, Resident Evil 5
owners will be rewarded with unlockable themed items and costumes for the games
main characters Chris Redfield and Sheva Alomar. Resident Evil 5 users will also
be able to take advantage of the game’s “Co-Op play” modes by launching the game
with a friend through PlayStation Home.

The game launching features for the
Resident Evil 5 space are slated to arrive with the release of the game in North
America, with additional unlockable content being released following the launch.

Additional information on
PlayStation Home can be found at