Make sure your t-Virus vaccinations are up to date: Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles is set to infect Wii U Virtual Consoles tomorrow!

Originally released back in 2007 on the Wii, Umbrella Chronicles is an on-rails shooter that chronicles (heh) the Umbrella Corporation’s meddling throughout the Resident Evil series as told through narration from Albert Wesker and hidden documents pertaining to the dastardly organization’s secret motives and actions. A love letter to fans of the series, it’s essentially a retelling of Resident Evil Zero, Resident Evil and Resident Evil 3: Nemesis, but with a focus on blasting the undead in the face with the Wii Remote and optional Zapper attachment. Dare I say, it even manages to be scarier than some numbered entries, perfectly balancing the atmospheric charm of the series with fun light gun gameplay. It’s also a surprisingly meaty experience, with a good amount of replay value and hidden unlockables to collect. Unless you have an aversion to rail shooters, be sure to give this one a try, especially if you have a friend nearby to join in on all the zombie slaying action.

Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles will be available tomorrow, November 10th, for $19.99.



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Written by Matthew Weidner

When it comes to playing and writing about video games, Matthew aspires to be the very best, like no one ever was. Writing for Nintendo Wire and the thought of one day finally achieving a perfect, no death Super Meat Boy run fills him with determination.

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