Capcom left red-faced by Resident Evil: Revelaitons

14 March, 2012 - 4:48 pm by

Capcom has admitted its embarrassment after a typo appeared on the box art of Resident Evil: Revelations, mislabelling it “Revelaitons”.

90,000 copies of the game were posted with the spelling error on the spine.

“It’s embarrassing. I can’t really sugarcoat it,” Capcom US exec Christian Svensson claimed.

“I can’t even tell you how many people looked at that package and approved it. Nintendo of America, Nintendo Japan, ESRB, I don’t know how many people internally, and our guys in Japan. I can’t come up with an excuse for it. It just happened. We’re not happy about it.”

In happier news for Capcom, Resident Evil 6 pre-orders are looking healthy. “Pre-orders for Resident Evil 6 are off to a fantastic start,” Svensson revealed. “The best start a Resident Evil game has ever had.”

Another typo recently graced Capcom’s Asura’s Wrath boxart, promising “near-impossible chanllenges”, while a trailer for Steel Battalion referred to the company as “Capcpom”.

“There are only about 90,000 units that have the [Revelaitons] misprint,” Svensson noted. “If you’ve got it and it’s shrink-wrapped, that’s a new special edition, that’s our new strategy.”