Don’t lie to yourself. Resident Evil Outbreak was worthless, broken and didn’t deserve to have the sequel it had. Resident Evil‘s multiplayer-only title pitched you and some buddies up against a horde of brain-chompin’ living dead as you tried to escape the area – or something like that. It sounds decent enough in theory but the final retail game was an absolute disaster. Server issues are forcing Capcom to remove the multiplayer component, now. On their blog today they detailed that they’re canceling all online support for Resident Evil. Oh no. The PlayStation 2 crowd will be devastated.
What took us a little more by surprise, however, is the pulling of online capability from the smash hit Monster Hunter. Recently announced for the Wii was the third edition of this console series, while the PSP titles have been driving hardware sales in Japan for years. Monster Hunter never really worked online on the PlayStation 2, so it’s not entirely unbelievable, but for 2 gargantuan, dominating gaming franchises, it sure is surprising to see them sticking it exclusively to single player. It’s probably for the best now, but we wonder if the next editions of them will feature it at all.