Tomorrow, Telltale unleashes the season finale of The Walking Dead, and things are looking grim. If you haven’t had the opportunity to check out The Walking Dead, you’re missing one of the most innovative and terrifying games in recent years. On more than one occasion I found myself shouting at the screen while I struggled to hang onto my damp controller. The tension is palpable and constant, and like the comic book and television series, no one is safe. No one.
One of the first articles we wrote that got any sort of traffic was a little piece by the name of Wait They’re Real? The article explored the true identities of a lot of your favorite video game characters like Mass Effects Commander Shepard and Resident Evil’s Jill Valentine. A few months later we had the pleasure of interviewing the model for Jill Valentine, actress Julia Voth. Julia was a blast to have on the site (on Valentine’s day no less) and we were lucky enough to trick her into staying in touch…
The “Iconic” Jill: Julia’s likeness has been used for Jill Valentine ever since the excellent Resident Evil remake for the Nintendo Gamecube. If you ask any die-hard Resident Evil fan who they consider to be the “Iconic” Jill, they’ll no doubt say Julia’s Jill. Where am I going with all of this? During our interview I asked Julia the following question..
NA-Ash: If they decided to reboot the Resident Evil film franchise and approached you to play Jill Valentine, what would you say?
Julia Voth: Where do I sign? I have always felt a connection to Jill, and more so always been very proud of the fact that people still love her and want to play her. It would truly be a full circle moment for me in my life and career. Ok so seriously, where do I sign..
Cool eh? Here is where things get interesting. While it hasn’t been “officially” announced, Capcom is already busy at work on Resident Evil 6. Sure, I have very little in the way proof, but let’s just say I have a “hunch”.
Capcom needs to know that the gaming community wants Julia back as the likeness of Jill Valentine, as she is THE “iconic” Jill Valentine. Recently Capcom has been making the transition away from her likeness in titles such as MVC:3 and Resident Evil: Revelations. I sort of feel like it’s our job to let them know that we’re not really okay with that. If you’d like to see Julia reprise her role, and perhaps mo-cap Jill in upcoming Resident Evil releases, let Capcom know!
Here is what you can do… Follow Julia’s Twitter and retweet the following hash- tag
Let the folks at Capcom know that we want the original Jill back in action! There is only one true “master of unlocking…”