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1996 - Resident Evil
1998 - Resident Evil 2
1999 - Resident Evil 3: Nemesis


2000 - Resident Evil CODE:Veronica
2002 - Resident Evil (remake) & Resident Evil 0
2005 - Resident Evil 4
2009 - Resident Evil 5


2012 - Resident Evil: Revelations & Resident Evil 6
2015 - Resident Evil: Revelations 2
2017 - Resident Evil 7: Biohazard
2019 - Resident Evil 2 (remake)


2020 - Resident Evil 3 (remake)
2021 - Resident Evil: Village

2020 was a leap year starting on Wednesday.


1 January

The Resident Evil Ambassador website was updated.

2 January

Death of writer Shōzō Uehara.[citation needed]

14 January

Resident Evil 3 - Nemesis Trailer released.

17 January

Resident Evil 2 Infected Hong Kong closed.[1]

22 January

The EU version of the Resident Evil 3 Collector's Edition was announced.[2]


9 March

The Biohazard RE:3 Collaboration Cafe was announced.[3]

16 March

Resident Evil 3 Demo & Resistance Open Beta Trailer released.

19 March

Resident Evil 3: Raccoon City Demo released

26 March

The Biohazard RE:3 Collaboration Cafe started.

27 March


3 April
5 April - 31 May

A public survey regarding the Resident Evil 3 remake, Resident Evil: Resistance, and whether users want a new Resident Evil remake to be cross-platform or not was held.[4]

9 April

The Resident Evil Resistance roadmap was revealed.[5]

11 April

Death of Paul Haddad, voice of Leon S. Kennedy in Resident Evil 2.[citation needed]

17 April
    • Jill Valentine was added to Resident Evil Resistance as a Survivor character.[6]
    • Nikolai Zinoviev was announced as the next Mastermind character to be added to Resident Evil Resistance.[6]
29 April

The Biohazard RE:3 Collaboration Cafe ended.


6 May

The Resident Evil 3 Nemesis Bust was released.[7]

15 May

Nikolai Zinoviev was added to Resident Evil Resistance as a Mastermind character.[6][8]


10 June
11 June

PS5 - The Future of Gaming took place.

12 June

Title update 3 for Resident Evil: Resistance was released.

19 June

A survey related to the Resident Evil 3 remake and the series going forward was open to users.[12]

25 June

The Resident Evil Ambassador site was updated.


2 July

The second Resident Evil: Resistance roadmap was released.[13]

10 July

The major content for July for Resident Evil: Resistance was released.

21 July

Adobe Flash support was removed from Resident Evil 6 pages on RESIDENT EVIL.NET and was replaced with javascript/html support instead. This makes all Resident Evil 6 files (which can only be read via RE.NET as they are not available in-game) still readable on the site even after Adobe Flash Player ends support on December 31, 2020.[14]

29 July
  • The All In-Game Rewards Unlock DLC for Resident Evil 3 was announced.[15]
  • Claire and Leon costumes for Resident Evil: Resistance characters were announced.[15]


4 August

Resident Evil Resistance - August Title Update and RE2 Costumes Trailer was released.

6 August
  • The Uptown update for Resident Evil: Resistance released.
  • The All In-game Rewards Unlock DLC for Resident Evil 3 released.
21 August


1 September
3 September

The September update released for Resident Evil: Resistance without any prior announcement.[21]

16 September
  • The PlayStation 5 Showcase event took place.
    • Resident Evil Village - 2nd Trailer was released.
    • Resident Evil 7: Biohazard was announced as one of the games within the PlayStation Plus Collection for the PS5.
    • After the show, the CEO of PlayStation announced that 99% of PS4 games would be playable on the PS5 via the backwards compatibility, confirming that most Resident Evil titles on PS4 would be playable on the next system.
23-27 September

2020 Tokyo Game Show took place.[22]

24 September

It was announced that Resident Evil 7: Biohazard Gold Edition would be available on Amazon Luna.[23]

25 September
27 September

Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness was officially announced.


1 October
  • The Wii U support for Resident Evil: Revelations at RESIDENT EVIL.NET was discontinued.[24]
  • A new update for Resident Evil: Resistance was released.[25]
6 October

BIOHAZARD RE:2 1/6 Collectible Action Figure Leon S.Kennedy was unveiled.[26]

  • October 8: Part 2 of the Resident Evil: Resistance October update was released.[27]
8-11 October

New York Comic-Con 2020 took place.

23-31 October

Halloween with Village took place.[29][30]

27 October

Netflix Anime Festival 2020 took place.

29 October

Prime 1 Studio Resident Evil 2 Claire Redfield and Prime 1 Studio Resident Evil 2 Leon S. Kennedy became available for pre-order.[31]


9 November

Brand new gameplay footage of Resident Evil Village was shown in the Naomi Osaka - PS5 First Play promotional video.

15 November

Death of voice actress Hikari Yono.[citation needed]



BIOHAZARD 7: Resident Evil Hazard Rush Pachislot released.

9 December

Death of Gary Krawford, voice actor for Brian Irons in Resident Evil 2.[citation needed]

19-20 December

Resident Evil: Resistance was free-to-play on the Xbox One and Steam.[33]

23 December

A Christmas-themed card was added to Resident Evil Ambassador.

24 December

Resident Evil Portal was announced.[34]


  1. RESIDENT EVIL 2 – Dorian Concept
  2. Resident Evil on Twitter: "You wanted STARS, we'll give you STARS. ⭐️⭐️⭐️ The EU collector's edition of #RE3 is now up for pre-orders. Please check your local retailers for offerings.Twitter
  3. カプコンカフェ on Twitter: "【池袋店 次回コンテンツ】 3/26(木)~4/29(水)の期間中、発売が迫る『バイオハザード RE:3』とのコラボが開催決定! なんとメインビジュアルは、国内のみならず海外でも人気の森チャック氏による描き下ろし! 皆さまのご来店お待ちしております♪ #バイオ3 #RE3 " / Twitter
  4. バイオハザード(カプコン) on Twitter: "『バイオハザード RE:3』発売を記念してユーザーアンケートを実施中! ご協力いただいた方全員に「オリジナルデジタル壁紙」をプレゼント! ぜひご協力ください! ※アンケート実施期間:2020年5月31日(日)まで #バイオ3 #RE3 " / Twitter
  5. Resident Evil on Twitter: "Brave survivors and sinister masterminds: Take a peek at our Resident Evil Resistance title roadmap. Jill Valentine will be available as a survivor starting April 17th, but rest assured that more content is coming over the next few months!" / Twitter
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Resident Evil on Twitter: "Jill Valentine has joined the survivor ranks in Resistance! With her trusty Samurai Edge and dodge, she'll surely put a dent in any Mastermind's work. Unfortunately for Jill, Nicholai Ginovaef will take a seat in the Mastermind throne in a future title update... " / Twitter
  7. Resident Evil on Twitter: ""STARRRRSSS..." This officially licensed 5” tall bust is the ultimate representation of Nemesis! Includes 3 exclusive lithograph prints and a beautiful collector's box. Order yours at the link below:" / Twitter
  8. Resident Evil on Twitter: "You can’t put a price on life. Nicholai Ginovaef will put the survivors’ self-preservation skills to the test when he joins the Mastermind ranks in Resistance, starting this Friday, May 15th." / Twitter
  9. RESIDENT EVIL / BIOHAZARD Ambassador Official on Twitter: "Platinum rank is finally open to the public. Congratulations to those who have got the platinum rank! ! In fact Platinum rank has some hidden ”Fun". Please look for it. (Some can be found even if you do not get a Platinum rank)😃 #REBHFun" / Twitter
  10. Resident Evil on Twitter: "New costumes and balance updates hop in to Resident Evil Resistance tomorrow, bringing along a new map for teams of fur... we mean... four Survivors to explore as they face off against a devious Mastermind. " / Twitter
  11. Resident Evil Village - Announcement Trailer
  13. Resident Evil on Twitter: "Check out our roadmap to keep up to date with all things coming to Resident Evil Resistance. Dress up and show off your favorite aesthetic in the next update, coming July 10th! " / Twitter
  14. Notice: RE6 page and diorama interface update. - RESIDENT EVIL.NET
  15. 15.0 15.1 Capcom Dev 1 on Twitter: "New RE3 DLC available for purchase in August: - All In-Game Rewards Unlock for the single-player campaign! - Leon and Claire skins for Survivors in RE: Resistance! Stay tuned for more! " / Twitter
  16. バイオハザード(カプコン) on Twitter: "終末サバイバルスマホゲーム『ライフアフター』×サバイバルホラーゲーム『バイオハザード』シリーズコラボ決定! 終末世界が恐怖に染まる時、誰が「生存者」になれるのだろうか? コラボ詳細: @lifeafter_game #ライアフxバイオ " / Twitter
  17. RESIDENT EVIL/BIOHAZARD AMBASSADOR Official on Twitter: "Check out the new series from Resident Evil Ambassador and RE NET, "UNDER THE UMBRELLA!" The first article, featuring the Spencer mansion is up now! We plan on many more articles like this, sharing our thoughts and memories of the RE series! #REBHFun " / Twitter
  19. Capcom Dev 1 on Twitter: "Resident Evil Village will be part of Tokyo Game Show 2020 Online and Capcom's own TGS LIVE 2020! We know that gamers were excited to learn more in August so we apologize for the delay. Stay tuned. #REVillage #ResidentEvil" / Twitter
  20. [1] Resident Evil on Twitter: "RT @PlayStation: Four new games join the PlayStation Now lineup today, including Resident Evil 7, Final Fantasy XV, and more: " / Twitter
  21. [2] Capcom Dev 1 on Twitter: "The Resident Evil Resistance September Update is live! New skill variants, skins and more! Check out the details here: " / Twitter
  22. HOME | TOKYO GAME SHOW 2020 - 東京ゲームショウ2020
  23. Resident Evil on Twitter: "Go tell Aunt Rhody that Resident Evil 7 biohazard Gold Edition is coming to @amazonluna. The Baker family can’t wait to see you." / Twitter
  24. (Important) Date of CAPCOM ID (formerly COG ID) and CAPCOM Account merger announced - RESIDENT EVIL.NET
  25. Resident Evil Resistance adds a new update to the horde of content available now
  26. バイオハザード(カプコン) on Twitter: "ノーツ x ダムトイのタッグで送るカプコンの大人気ゲーム『バイオハザード RE:2』1/6コレクティブルフィギュアシリーズより「レオン・S・ケネディ」が登場! 詳細は商品紹介サイトをご覧ください。 #バイオハザード #nauts #damtoys " / Twitter
  27. Resident Evil 3 | Capcom
  28. RESIDENT EVIL/BIOHAZARD AMBASSADOR Official on Twitter: "We're running a campaign from 10/22-11/3, where you have a chance to win a special Halloween-themed ambassador card (sorry, not candy!).You can enter the draw via the campaign page every time you log in.Just log into your My Page. Don't miss out! #REBHFun " / Twitter
  29. Resident Evil on Twitter: "RT @dev1_official: Celebrate Halloween from the comfort of your own home! Get a free limited edition wallpaper. #HA…" / Twitter
  30. HALLOWEEN WITH VILLAGE Get a free limited edition wallpaper.
  31. 『バイオハザード RE:2』のレオンとクレアがジオラマタイプのスタチューとして登場!2020年10月29日(木)より予約開始! | CAPCOM:バイオハザードシリーズ 公式サイト
  32. Capcom Dev 1 no Twitter: ""Which Chris Are You?" Which version of the storied Chris Redfield are you? Click on the link below and take the test to find out. #HALLOWEEN_WITH_VILLAGE #Halloween #VILLAGE #ResidentEvil" / Twitter
  33. Resident Evil on Twitter: "Got no weekend plans? Save up to 67% on Resident Evil 3 on XB1! ⭐️ Weekend offer: XB1 & Steam users can test their survival skills with (or against) friends for free in RE Resistance, the asymmetrical multiplayer mode included with RE3! (Ends Dec 20th) " / Twitter
  34. RESIDENT EVIL/BIOHAZARD AMBASSADOR Official on Twitter: "At the beginning of 2021, we'll be launching a new website called "RESIDENT EVIL PORTAL" that will integrate all of our existing RE services! We are working on many projects to make the site to bring you more of what RE has to offer. Stay tuned! #REBHFun" / Twitter
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