Capcom discusses how Resident Evil 5 lead to Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D

“What kicked off Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D was we needed to actually run a game on a Nintendo 3DS system, so we took Resident Evil 5 and ran it on a Nintendo 3DS, and the impact it made was more than we had imagined.” - Koshi Nakanishi
“Then we thought, “We can make this into a product.” The difficulties of moving this forwards as its own project aside, there was reason to make it just in terms of experience. In regards to the controls, we were able to make changes to Mercenaries and finish Revealations looking at the players’ feedback. And by making Mercenaries first, I feel like we were able to determine the capabilities of Nintendo 3DS. In terms of it being a developmental challenge, I would say that Mercenaries is the one that’s really pushing it hardware-wise.” - Masachicka Kawata


We've heard in the past that Resident Evil 5 was up-and-running on 3DS. I wonder if we'll ever see the game get a full portable treatment in the future.

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