There was some criticism when Resident Evil 5 was seen earlier in the year – with some even going so far as to suggest that the game featured racism. In order to counter this argument, Asian and Western zombies were put into towns. Whatever you might think about this action, I’m sure that you were quite happy with the introduction of a rather tasty looking character to the game – Sheva Alomar.
Whereas Leon had Ada Wong as his female sidekick (and she was a playable character in a bonus mission) in Resident Evil 4, Chris Redfield gets the lovely Sheva. What makes her even better is that she’s based on a real person – the lovely Michelle Van Der Water. Look her up on Google images and I’m sure you’ll agree that she’s more than worthy to be basing a character model on.
This continues Capcom’s trend of using real world actors to model for games – which takes the idea of motion capture and goes even further by using facial likenesses as well. I have to say that the results look astounding as you can see from the picture so I hope that Capcom continues to use this technology in future games.
Resident Evil 5 has a first quarter 2009 release date.