Capcom has confirmed that "Resident Evil 4
," will not be available until January 11th, 2005. Even that date seems a bit too early as retailers such as Amazon have the pre-order
date set for February 1st or later. However, this still falls into the "Winter 2004" timeframe, kind of. I think it's a smart move. First, it separates itself from the onslaught of other holiday games. Second, gamers who beat their Xmas games within 2 weeks will trade those in and have something on which to spend their money. Third, advertising for the game will be much cheaper after the holidays. Fourth, why rush the development? The game is going to sell like free hotcakes no matter what.
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