Capcom's Yoshinoro Ono has revealed that the first thing he saw running on Nintendo 3DS was a 3D version of Resident Evil 5.
"The first time I had any kind of contact with the 3DS was shortly before E3 of last year," the Street Fighter mastermind told Games Radar.
"A couple of weeks before the show I got a call from [Capcom producer] Takeuchi-san, and he said he had something he wanted me to see. So I travelled to Osaka, and he whipped out a 3DS, and it was running a version of Resident Evil 5!"
Ono also admitted to being taken aback by the console's power. "I was surprised we could get this kind of power in the palm of your hand, and 3D to boot," he said.
Yet Capcom chose not to release Resident Evil 5 for 3DS. Instead of porting the Xbox 360 and PS3 game over to the new 3D handheld, Capcom has created two all-new Resident Evil games for the handheld; Resident Evil: Revelations and Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D.
Want to know if it would be good to see Resident Evil 5 running on 3DS? Here's our Resident Evil 5 review.