Looks like Wii-owning Resident Evil fans might well indeed “be very happy soon,” as the latest issue of Japanese gaming mag Famitsu features the announcement of Biohazard: Darkside Chronicles.

With the popular survival horror series’ next installment taking gamers to Africa this Friday on the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3, Resident Evil fans who own the Nintendo Wii might have been feeling rather slighted lately – not least because the bestselling RE4 first made its appearance on the Wii’s predecessor.

According to Famitsu, though, Wii owners will not be zombie-bereft for long, and can now look forward to Resident Evil (aka Biohazard): Darkside Chronicles. Judging by the name, it’s likely to be another point-and-shoot light gun game a la the previous Umbrella Chronicles, and it will star the protagonist pair from RE2, Leon Kennedy and Claire Redfield.

That’s pretty much all we know thus far – despite the name, I think it’s safe to say that the game will not feature iconic DC Comics villain Darkseid, disappointingly. Even so, stay strong, Wii owners. You’ll get to slaughter the living dead soon enough.

(Via Joystiq)

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