Anniversary | 20 years of Resident Evil/Biohazard

20 years ago today marks the first release of Resident Evil. A franchise that would set a new precedence for survial horror gameplay and go on to become a multi-million seller franchise worldwide.

This year capcom plans on releasing Resident Evil 4, 5 and 6 on PS4 and Xbox One. Along with these titles Capcom also plans on a few surprises as well so be on the lookout.

Official Statement by Capcom below:

20 years ago today with the debut of the first Resident Evil game, the doors to the infamous mansion first opened and ushered in fans to a whole new world of survival horror. Dark hallways and ominous corners led to thrills and chills that would leave a lasting imprint on everyone who dared to see what was behind each new door. Who could forget the creepy turn of the first zombie’s head as it looked up from its feast, the startling surprise of a Cerberus zombie dog crashing through the window of an eerie hallway, the almost Jill Sandwich, or the miracles of typewriter tape and potted herbs?
Since the birth of the series on March 22, 1996, Resident Evil has gone on to become one of the most iconic and successful gaming franchises of all time. With game sales topping 66 million copies worldwide and its expansion into successful Hollywood feature films, merchandise, attractions and events across the globe, the series continues to infect the hearts of survival horror fans everywhere.

Also if you are interested here is a VIDEO of Resident Evil’s producer Hiroyuki Kobayashi.

Details on the video below. Enjoy.

The survival horror genre was born 20 years ago on March 22, 1996 with the release of Resident Evil. The PlayStation classic succeeded in terrifying players with flesh-eating zombies and the foreboding atmosphere of the mansion. The revolutionary horror title couldn’t have happened without the work of the talented and sadistically creative developers at Capcom, including franchise veteran Hiroyuki Kobayashi. To kick off the 20th Anniversary or Resident Evil, Kobayashi discusses time working with the trend-setting series in a new video.
In the video below, producer Kobayashi discusses his perspective on the past 20 years of Resident Evil, from his work on the PlayStation original to the present. Kobayashi recalls his role on the very first Resident Evil programming a variety of memorable enemies from pesky crows to a certain abomination lurking deep within Umbrella’s secret lab. He also touches on the revolutionary gameplay of Resident Evil 4 and how it influenced his work on the series. Finally, Kobayashi-san delivers a special message directly to Resident Evil fans across the world.


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