The creative people from NubyTech have today revealed pictures of their latest innovation, in partnership with Capcom. Following up on the preliminary sketches unveiled earlier by IGN, the real-life photograph below is worth more than a thousands of words. Sensitive gamers should better close their eyes.
Designed with an actual Chainsaw lying in the middle of the R&D lab during brainstorming sessions, this massive sculpted controller comes with a built-in sound chip, imitating the roar of the powerful weapon. The attention to detail goes as far as having gory blood marks on the blade. When not chopping Zombies into pieces, the Resident Evil 4 Controller can rest on its stylish stand, on top on your TV, well at sight for the bill collectors knocking at your door. Very impressive in size, it will bring you fear and respect at the same time, yet light and ergonomic, it stays comfortable and does not affect gameplay at all. Holding it in your hands for sure makes you feel like a man; now who said the Cube was for kids?
The most shocking part of the announce is that the Resident Evil 4 Chainsaw will retail at the aggressive price tag of only US$ 49.95! At this bargain level, the Resident Evil 4 Chainsaw Controller is a must-have, bringing horror gaming action to the deepest level of empathy you can get. Shut the curtains, turn the lights off, it’s time for scary action! Preorders are now taken down at Lik Sang, delivery is expected around the same date as the US Version of the game (January 11th).
The game itself is certainly the most anticipated third-party title to be publish on GameCube. Capcom prepared the audience with tons of remastered editions of the previous episodes and with the Resident Evil Zero prequel. It’s now time for the real deal: Resident Evil 4. This name alone was the reason for many gamers to acquire a GameCube, as it was believed back then that Resident Evil 4 would be an exclusive franchise for the Nintendo console. A couple of weeks ago, Capcom has surprised everybody by announcing that Bio Hazard 4 would come out in Japan on PlayStation 2 as early as next summer, followed by Resident Evil 4 Xbox at some later stage in time. GameCubers can still rejoice about the six months advance they get… At least if they hold their Freeloader ready and treat themselves with the import edition of the game! As a matter of fact, Resident Evil 4 should not be released in the PAL market before somewhere in May 2005, while both US and Japanese versions are expected soon, respectively on 11th and 27th of January.
Lock your doors. Don’t fall asleep. And play till dawn. Judging from what we’ve seen of the gameplay, Resident Evil 4 is going to be one of 2004′s must-have titles. Preorders grant you with 100 Bonus Paybacks Points, and as all import games at Lik Sang, Resident Evil 4 is eligible for Free Shipping Worldwide.