Resident Evil It is that saga of terror and survival that has terrified Spanish players and all over the world. 25 years ago we immersed ourselves in the tragic Mansin Spencer, located on the outskirts of Raccoon City. Directed by Shinji Mikami, the debut title for the first time in Japan on March 22, 1996 on the platform PlayStation, from the hand of Capcom. With more than 2,750,000 units sold globally, today we remember how was the beginning of this acclaimed horror series.
Resident Evil: It is 25 years since its debut
The weight of history falls on the shoulders of Chris Redfield Y Jill Valentine, two agents of the lite STARS team.Your mission consists of travel to the mansin spencer to search for several missing Bravo squad comrades. However, it will not take long for them to realize that the situation is more difficult and horrifying than they thought: the place is infested with zombies and all kinds of creatures.
The player has the option to choose if you want to play as Chris or Jill at the beginning of the game. With each of them we will have to walk through the Mansin Spencer, collecting keys and clues that will allow us to continue delving into the mysteries that lie behind the walls of this place. In this way, action and survival are interspersed with the solving of different puzzles and riddles… allowing players to discover that the corporation Umbrella He is behind everything that is happening.
Resident Evil managed to sell 2,750,000 copies worldwide, and today it turns 25
Though Shinji Mikami was in charge of the direction of the title, the truth is that the idea of the game was born in the mind of the producer Tokuro Fujiwara, who wanted to make a new version of his game Sweet Home, from 1989. In its beginnings, Resident Evil was planned to debut on Super Nintendo in 1993; but after several redesigns and changes of plans, finally was released for PlayStation Like a game in third person with pre-rendered funds, in 1994.
A few years later, in September 1997, it was launched on the market Resident Evil: Director’s Cut as a preamble to Resident Evil 2, which had seen its launch delayed. In 2002 players could enjoy an improved version for Nintendo GameCube, which included a whole series of new elements and history. On the other hand, the relevance of the game led to the publication of the novel in 1998 Resident Evil: La Conspiracin Umbrella, signed by Stephani Danelle Perry. Finally, in 2015 we were able to enjoy Resident Evil HD Remaster (PC, PS4, PS3, Xbox One and Xbox 360), which offered the adventure with graphics renewed and updated to the generation of consoles of that moment.
Resident Evil: Your future plans
The popularity of the saga continues reigning 25 years after its first steps. The players are getting ready to enjoy Resident Evil 8: Village next May 7, while sources claim that Capcom will already be working on the ninth installment. However, this story of zombies and corporations also continues its course on the small and big screen: without going any further, today we learned that the new film will be titled Resident Evil: Welcome to Racoon City, and put the magnifying glass on the history of the first two games; while Netflix prepares its own live action series.