Resident Evil Degeneration comes to the iphone/iPod Touch
Joseph KaminskiSenior Associate Technology Editor / Reviews
When not juggling the dual demands of parenthood and playing basketball, Joseph is a life-long Manhattanite who can be found testing the latest tech in the CNET Labs and developing new benchmarks and testing methodologies.
Making its debut in 1996 on the Sony PlayStation, Resident Evil (also known as Biohazard) hits the scene and becomes an over night sensation.
Capcom ran with its success releasing Resident Evil 2 in 1998 followed by Resident Evil 3 Nemesis in 1999, they were both available for the PlayStation and the Sega Dreamcast.
A port of Resident Evil 2 was released on the Nintendo 64 and all three were released for Windows-based systems. The sequels continued, fast-forward to 2009 with the release of Resident Evil 5 for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and will also be available soon on PC.
At this point, one would think Capcom has everything covered. But they're not done yet. It's producing yet another Resident Evil for the iPhone and Pod Touch. This April, Resident Evil Degeneration hit the App Store. The game is based on the CG-animated movie of the same name. The controls for this third-person shooter are simple. navigation is done with an onscreen virtual thumb stick (left side) and the action buttons (right side). Priced at $6.99, this should make this a great infection for the iPhone
With all the success of the Resident Evil series, it's no wonder we've never seen another rendition of Dino Crisis.