Capcom has promised that Resident Evil 5 is not about to shy away from gore in a bid to get a lower age certification.
We’re never going to create a gore-free Resident Evil title to try and get a lower rating as it’s a game about the horror experience and gore is part of that,” said Rhys Cash, Capcom UK’s research and planning manager.
We’re primarily about making great games and if it’s appropriate to the title we won’t shy away from making a 15+ or 18+ title.”
He also stated that despite factors like the popularity of DS and Wii leading the industry away from adult titles to some extent, those consoles can still support 18+ titles:
As we’ve shown with Resident Evil 4 Wii and Resident Evil: Umbrella Chronicles there’s still a market for more mature titles even on these formats.”
There’s no reason why an appropriate adult title should be seen as something to be shied away from. What I do see publishers moving away from is titles whose only raison d’tre is ‘adult themes’ and only goal is to shock,” Cash added.