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Capcom slams 'Resident Evil' occult claims

24 November 2009 7:57 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Capcom has defended Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles following accusations by religious leaders that it promotes the occult and glorifies violence. Bishop Bryant of Jarrow, Archdeacon Brian Smith and Rt Rev John Goddard recently accused the Wii-exclusive shooter of promoting the dark arts and legitimising aggression for young people. "If we dabble in this area we open ourselves to influences and put ourselves at risk," Goddard told reporters. "I would regard any encouragement for children to be drawn into this behaviour with extreme horror." In response, Capcom spokesperson Leo Tan dismissed the "absurd" suggestions as "scaremongering and typical religious hysteria". He further argued that "all society's (more) »

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