Intel and Capcom celebrate Resident Evil 5 (PC) release with new Facebook App

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Resident Evil 5 is set to finally make it’s way over to the PC tomorrow, and to commemorate the release Intel and Capcom have developed a new Facebook app and multimedia widget.  Facebook users who apply the app can now browse their own and/or friends photos and zombify them (or in Resident Evil 5’s case give them a Majini Makeover).  I tried my hand at the app so be sure to read further to check out my artistics skills and the link to the application.

As for the actual game, the PC version will feature new costumes, No Mercy mode, improved control scheme with Keyboard and Mouse support, and 3d capabilites provided you have a 120ghz monitor and the Nvidia glasses.  If you’re not sure your computer can handle the hotness, Capcom has also provided a free downloadable  benchmark tool for you to evaluate the game’s performance on your specific PC.  Makes me kind of glad I never picked up the console version…even though I missed out a on a nice collectors edition that bothered me immensely at the time.   Sean C.

Official details and zombie shonathan below:

Intel, in partnership with Capcom Entertainment Inc., has announced today that in celebration of the launch of Resident Evil 5 on PC on September 15, 2009, they have come together with The Game Agency to create a Facebook application that gives users a chance to see their most evil side –literally. The Majini Makeover application – found at – allows Facebook users who are fans of the ultra popular series to transform a regular photo into a grotesque Resident Evil 5 inspired Majini. The evil is infectious as the service also allows fans to show their dark side to their friends through Facebook.

Once a user selects an image from a personal or friends’ public photo gallery, he or she can use a library of gruesome wounds, stitches, worms and more to turn themselves into one of the infected Majini’s. If you don’t feel like getting infected, then grab a friend’s photo, tag them and suddenly you’ve created a photo album with one evil friend – or maybe a new enemy! Use a picture of yourself with your closest friends to create a bloody, stitched up group of evildoers right out of the world of Resident Evil.

Intel, whose processors make Resident Evil 5 for the PC’s game play as stunning and fast as it is scary, stepped in to make the transition to evil even more enticing.   Users who enter their transformed image into a public Facebook gallery are entered to win a desktop computer, copies of the game, Resident Evil collectibles, and five top of the line Intel® Core™ i7 processors.   Resident Evil 5 for PC has been optimized for the Core™ i7 and takes full advantage of its intelligent, multi-core technology for increased realism and a better immersive experience.

The teams have also collaborated to create the Resident Evil 5 multimedia widget, which fans can take to over 60 destinations including their desktop, Facebook and MySpace.   The multimedia widget will feature a video, photos, additional contest – where users can enter to win even more Resident Evil 5 products, Capcom news and the photo gallery from the Facebook Majini Makeover application.

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~ by consolecreatures on September 14, 2009.

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