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Capcom is the main company who distributes, publishes, and designs the Biohazard franchise (known as Resident Evil outside Japan) and several other franchises such as the Street Fighter series, and Devil May Cry series. They are also the creators of the Dino Crisis series.


GameCube deal

Some time at the start of the 21st century, it was decided in a discussion between Studio 3 and 4 heads that all numbered Resident Evil titles in development at the time would be GameCube-exclusives.[1] This applied to Resident Evil 0, the remake of Resident Evil and Resident Evil 4, but did not apply to Resident Evil Outbreak and Resident Evil Survivor 2 Code: Veronica. Amusingly, producer Shinji Mikami was quoted by Famitsu as saying that were Resident Evil 4 to be ported onto the PlayStation 2 he would "cut his own head off".

Shortly after Resident Evil 4 was released on the GameCube, Capcom broke their deal by announcing plans to port the game onto the PlayStation 2.

Later productions

Capcom released a CGI film during 2008, Resident Evil: Degeneration which is set after Resident Evil 4, and Resident Evil 5 was released in 2009, followed by a Gold Edition in 2010.

Capcom, later established the "Revelations" series starting with Resident Evil Revelations in 2011, which is a prequel to Resident Evil 5. It was ported to consoles and PC in 2012, another CGI Movie, Resident Evil: Damnation was released.

Revelations series was extended and in 2015 Resident Evil: Revelations 2 was released, it served as a prequel to the sixth-numbered entry in the series, Resident Evil 6, which was released in 2013. It starred Claire Redfield, who didn't appear since the 2008 CGI Film (2005 in the story timeline), the game is set on 2011 and stars Barry Burton's Daughter, Moira alongside Claire.

In 2014, Capcom broke the exclusivity suspicion surrounding the Resident Evil remake and announced it to multiple platforms, it was released on Xbox 360 / One, PS3 / 4 and PC in 2015, with Resident Evil 0 HD Remaster following the next year.

Resident Evil 2 remake was announced, while Resident Evil: Umbrella Corps, a spinoff multiplayer shooter was also announced and set for release the same year.

KITCHEN was developed by CAPCOM for project Morpheus and showcased at E3 2015.

A third CGI Movie was also announced, starring Chris Redfield, Leon and Rebecca Chambers, whom didn't appear in the story since the release of Resident Evil 0 in 2002. The film will be a cooperative production by CAPCOM and Marza Animation Planet.

In 2016, CAPCOM celebrates the 20th Anniversary of the first Resident Evil by having multiple game releases such as the HD Remaster of Zero, Origins Collection, Umbrella Corps, Resident Evil 2 Remake, Resident Evil Vendetta (CGI Movie) ports of Resident Evil 4, 5, and 6 for the Next-gen consoles, stage plays, merchandise and more Resident Evil 5 was also ported to Nvidia Shield TV. Resident Evil: Bio Terror an on rails shooter announced as an upcoming VR arcade game to be shown exclusively at Dubai's Hub Zero gaming complex. Resident Evil 7: Biohazard was announced at E3 2016 and a teaser demo was released.

In January 2017 Resident Evil 7 was released for the PS4, Xbox One and PC with its Banned Footage Vol 1 released on January 31 and Banned Footage Vol 2 on February 14 for PS4, whilst they were both release on February 21 for the Xbox One And PC.

In May 2017, Resident Evil CODE:Veronica was released on the PS4 as a part of its "PS2 games", meaning it is an emulation of the PS2 version rather than a port of the HD release.

In August 2017, Resident Evil: Revelations was re-released on the PS4 and Xbox One, on November 2017, both Revelations games were released on the Nintendo Switch.

Later on in 2017, two more DLCs (Not a Hero and End of Zoe) for Resident Evil 7 were announced along with its Gold Edition for December 12.

At E3 2018, a trailer of the Resident Evil 2 remake was shown with a release date set to January 25, 2019.


  1. Interview: Capcom chief lifts Resident Evil 0 lid. Computer and Video Games (30 August 2002). Retrieved on 2012-01-01.

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