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Anyway, any meager hopes we might have harbored for a western localization of Resident Evil Zero have just had the last gasps of air stamped emphatically from their shriveled lungs by Capcom's Christian Svensson. Writing on the company's message boards, Svensson stated that Capcom's U.S. arm had been "asked twice if we've wanted to bring it Westward and twice we've declined." Ouch, Christian. He did concede that "nothing is ever final," but surely Zero would have to tear up the Japanese sales charts to stand a chance of being localized.

Although we're not exactly devastated by the news -- the GameCube edition is cheaply and widely available on eBay, and is pretty much the same game, sans Wiimote controls -- we are surprised. Didn't the Wii port of Resident Evil 4 rake in an obscene fortune for Capcom? Why, yes it did.

[Via Go Nintendo]

This article was originally published on Joystiq.

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