If you’re a fan of horror games then there is no doubt that you have played Resident Evil. The franchise has spanned decades and has become one of the most successful games series of all time. First created by Capcom back and released in 1996, Resident Evil was an instant hit.
It was initially supposed to be a reboot for the Japanese game, Sweet Home, which was also based on a horror movie of the same name. Resident Evil was originally made by Shinji Makami and Tokuro Fujiwara with Makami often working on the game in his free time before presenting it to Capcom.
Capcom was impressed by the game and thought that with the introduction of 3D gaming that the PlayStation had brought, that a horror game would thrive on the system, and oh boy were they right. Many of the developers of the original game were cited as saying that development was very hectic and that all the testing and debugging of the game was done in-house.
The original game coined the genre “Survival Horror” and has been an inspiration for plenty of other horror games since. Mikami said that he wanted the feeling of killing zombies and fighting for your life to feel new to players.
The series went on to much financial and critical acclaim, with some games in the series being praised as the greatest of all time. An early build of Resident Evil 4 also went on to become what is known as Devil May Cry, another hit from Capcom, with the newest game, Devil May Cry 5, becoming the best selling game in its franchise. With Resident Evil 3 Remake coming out on April 3, the series is still going stronger than ever.