#2071 Resident Evil


Remake of the 1996 game Resident Evil, the first installment in the Resident Evil video game series. The story takes place in 1998 near the fictional Midwestern town of Raccoon City where a series of bizarre murders have taken place. The player takes on the role of either Chris Redfield or Jill Valentine, S.T.A.R.S. agents sent in by the city to investigate the murders. Resident Evil was developed over the course of one year and two months as part of an exclusivity deal between Capcom and Nintendo. It was directed by Shinji Mikami, who also designed and directed the original Resident Evil. Mikami decided to produce a remake because he felt that the original had not aged well and that the GameCube's capabilities could bring the game closer to his original vision. The game retains the same graphical presentation, with 3D models superimposed over pre-rendered backgrounds. However, the quality of the graphics were vastly improved. The remake also features new gameplay mechanics, revised puzzles, additional explorable areas, a revised script, and new story details including an entire subplot cut from the original game. Upon release, Resident Evil received critical acclaim from video game journalists, who praised its graphics and improved gameplay over the original game. It is often described as one of the best, scariest, and most visually impressive entries in the Resident Evil series. Despite this, the game sold worse than expected and led Capcom to change the direction of the series to a more action-oriented approach. In 2008, the game was ported to the Wii, featuring a new control system. A high-definition version of the game was released worldwide for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One in 2015 to positive critical reception and commercial success.

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September 30th, 2002 (6732 days ago)
June 26th, 2009 (4271 days ago)
January 21st, 2015 (2236 days ago)
May 21st, 2019 (655 days ago)
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New Resident Evil merchandise available to pre-order ahead of the series' 25th anniversary

Resident Evil’s 25th anniversary is now only a few weeks away, and while we probably won’t be seeing Village arrive on Nintendo Switch anytime soon, Capcom has teamed up with Numskull Designs for another...
kokuro's Avatar kokuro 2021-03-05 17:46:19

Teppen Adds Resident Evil's Ada Wong

Resident Evil's Ada Wong is now available in Capcom's crossover card game Teppen and her expansion also includes cards based on the Strider series.
MrCoughing's Avatar MrCoughing 2021-03-03 12:00:15

Resident Evil Fan Makes Chart Showing Series' Tallest Villains Compared to Lady Dimitrescu

A Resident Evil fan creates a chart that compares Resident Evil Village's Lady Dimitrescu to other villains from the franchise's history.
lugen's Avatar lugen 2021-02-10 11:00:14

Resident Evil Returns To The Big Screen On September 3rd

Upcoming reboot takes us back to Raccoon City - Capcom might be busy preparing Resident Evil Village, but it isn't letting...
kenji's Avatar kenji 2021-02-05 07:53:13

Here are two hours of gameplay footage from Resident Evil: Re-Verse

YouTube's 'SwingPoynt' has shared a video, showcasing two hours of gameplay footage from Resident Evil: Re-Verse.
Ace9's Avatar Ace9 2021-01-31 08:15:05

Resident Evil and Multiplayer Belong Together (And Capcom is Sitting on the Answer

The recent Resident Evil Showcase had more to show than Lady Dimitrescu, the internet’s latest (and possibly unhealthy) obsession. We were given our first

Capcom's Resident Evil Multiplayer Initiative Feels Out of Touch

I missed watching Capcom’s big Resident Evil showcase live last week in favor of an early night, and rolling out of bed on Friday morning to catch up I’m confident I made the right call. The five-minute...
mugen's Avatar mugen 2021-01-26 12:18:35

Resident Evil - we rank every game from worst to best

The 25th Anniversary of Resident Evil is looming, Capcom’s recent showcase stream giving us more details about the upcoming Resident Evil: Village as well as its free multiplayer add-on, Resident...
stigs's Avatar stigs 2021-01-25 08:30:17

Resident Evil Re:Verse announced

In celebration of the Resident Evil franchise's 25th anniversary, Capcom announced Resident Evil Re:Verse today, a free multiplayer experience for anyone who buys Resident Evil Village. Resident Evil Re:Verse...
fillygamer's Avatar fillygamer 2021-01-23 13:20:30

Resident Evil Re:Verse Is a PS4 Multiplayer Game, Will Play on PS5 via Backwards Compatibility

Four-to-six player deathmatches - Update: Here's something of a head-scratcher...
line's Avatar line 2021-01-22 10:36:17

Resident Evil Re:Verse Leaks Ahead of Capcom's Showcase Event

Village's multiplayer mode - We're just hours away from Capcom's Resident Evil Showcase, but this being the internet, some...
Lank91's Avatar Lank91 2021-01-21 10:15:22

Resident Evil Franchise Sale Live on Xbox Store

With the Resident Evil Showcase airing January 21, its an exciting time for fans of the franchise. Details on the upcoming entry Resident Evil Village and
akudama's Avatar akudama 2021-01-20 10:00:28

Resident Evil Fans Muster Up Hope for Ports of Classic PS1 Titles

But chances are slim - Capcom will be hosting the Resident Evil Showcase later this week, and fans of the horror franchise...
creamyGamer's Avatar creamyGamer 2021-01-18 13:51:15

Soapbox: A Resident Evil Outbreak Reboot Makes Far Too Much Sense

So Capcom probably won't do it - It is quite clear that Japanese developer Capcom loves to experiment with its biggest fra...
wizard's Avatar wizard 2021-01-17 13:25:14

Capcom Announces Closed Beta for Undisclosed Resident Evil Game

Capcom has announced a closed beta test for an undisclosed Resident Evil game. The platfroms are PS4 and Xbox One.
Fyonae's Avatar Fyonae 2021-01-16 13:00:06

Resident Evil showcase on 21st January

Capcom has confirmed that a Resident Evil showcase will be happening on Thursday 21st January at 2pm PT which is 10pm UK time. In attendance at the event will be the Resident Evil producers and show host,...
ubergoobert's Avatar ubergoobert 2021-01-15 12:24:29
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