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Biohazard: Umbrella Chronicles revealed

Events leading to Resi 4 to be revealed? Well, so say reports - and more besides

Capcom somewhat inadvertently has unveiled a new Resi title, Biohazard: Umbrella Chronicles in Japan, according to reports from Japanese games bible Famitsu (Biohazard is the Japanese name of the series for those of you not in the know).

Details on the game are currently sketchy, but it's being suggested that Umbrella Chronicles covers Umbrella's story/operations prior to, and leading up to, Resident Evil 4 and that it additionally fills in plot blanks between other existing Resi titles.

In connection with this, there's talk of locations from previous games in the survival horror series being included, and with Producer Masachika Kawata who was responsible for Res Evil 4 and Onimusha in the frame for dev duties, it might well be the Res Wii-ville we're salivating for - or something else entirely.

How on the money these details are, we can't say, but it's reckoned Capcom will fully unveil Resident Evil on Wii at the Tokyo Game Show later this month. Whether Biohazard: Umbrella Chronicles is one and the same or an entirely different Biohazard covert op, well, there's not long to wait and see.