Details on Wii's Resident Evil: Umbrella Corporation Chronicles are continuing to ooze out in the run-up to its Tokyo Game Show debut - including the list of returning playable heroes (and villains).
Each chapter in Chronicles unearths a different section of Resident Evil history, with protagonists to match: Jill and Chris return to Resident Evil 1's mansion, Claire and Leon hit the Racoon City Police Department beat again, Jill and Carlos fight their way out of Racoon City and, finally, Leon and Ada reunite in that ill-fated Spanish village.
Several not-so-secret characters will be unlockable, including Rebecca Chambers and Albert Wesker (!), and every character will carry their customary weapons and melee attacks, now all controllable through a Wii-mote-and-nunchuck reworking of Resident Evil 4's control scheme.
And, perhaps the best news of all to the more bloodthirsty among us, an arcade mode will do away with the story and puzzle-solving distractions and get down to combo-count zombie-mashing, like RE4's terrific Mercenaries minigame.
We'll have more on Umbrella Corporation Chronicles when it shuffles out into the bright lights of the Tokyo Game Show this weekend.
I am actually really excited about this. It may not be a brand new Resi game in terms of story and locations but the chance to revisit some areas and uncover some more truth to what is going on sounds like a lot of fun.
Also in from Gamesradar:
Nintendo's UK boss, David Yarnton, has told GamesRadar that Wii's internet browser - which will use the same Opera software as DS - will not come packaged with the console when it launches in the UK, although it will be free to download through the Wii Channel screen (Nintendo's answer to 360's dashboard) for a limited period of time.
"For the first six months I think we'll be looking at the browser to be free for people - it will be available as a sample sort of situation," Yarnton told us at last Friday's European Wii event in London.
This is the same scheme as Japan and the US, where for six months from launch the browser will be free, but after that time you'll need to spend Wii Points to access the net. Exactly how many Wii Points the Opera browser will cost is unclear, although Yarnton did explain that Nintendo was still working out the details of pricing and how the browser will be made available in the run up to the console's launch in December.