The East office (東側オフィス Higashigawa ofisu ) was a room in the Raccoon Police Station's east wing, dubbed the "detective wing", as referenced in the Resident Evil Archives. This area is featured in Resident Evil 2, Resident Evil 3, Resident Evil Outbreak File #2, Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles, Resident Evil: Darkside Chronicles and the Resident Evil 2 remake.
It is the east office of the Raccoon Police Station that contains multiples boxes, copy machine, several computers, files and cases. There is also a small office in the back which contains a computer desk with some papers stacked on top. In the 2019 remake of Resident Evil 2, the small office was changed to the opposite corner it was in the original game, allowing it to have a window with a view to the front courtyard of the station.
Resident Evil 2 (1998)
Five zombies are scattered throughout the room, one of them being a crawler.
There is an Ink Ribbon on the small desk in the middle of the room, a box of H. Gun Bullets on the corpse near the emergency exit, and when playing scenario B, another box is found on the office desk. Also a Green Herb lies behind the office desk in the JP version (two in the USA versions).
The small office at the back contains a locked safe that can be opened using the combination written in the Police memorandum file (which is "2236" in all versions except on N64 where it will be "4542"). Inside it there is the "police station map" and some ammo (Shotgun Shells for Leon and Acid Rounds for Claire).
During scenario B, the Valve Handle is located in a shelf on the east wall.
Resident Evil Outbreak File #2
Players will start the "Desperate Times" scenario here in Normal Mode. Marvin's office is also here. He has a meeting with other officers here to escape. Kevin Ryman's desk is located in this room and can be checked for a MAGNUM HANDGUN when playing as him.
Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles
Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles
The Marvin's Memo file is in this room on one of the cluster of items on the table on the right (see the image below to see exactly where it is). When entering this room, there is a zombie on the ground playing dead, he will wake up after zombies appear from the 1F lobby. There are a total of 18 enemies in this room, all of them are zombies.
On the big table to the right side (when entering the room), there are Grenades that can be picked up. Inside the small room where the small locker is located in the original, there is a herb, Sub Machinegun ammo and more Grenades.
This room is filled with objects that can be destroyed, it will give the player a lot of Gold if all the objects are destroyed.
Resident Evil 2 (2019)
The room must be entered using the bolt cutter in the east door, since the west door is blocked from the inside. At first there is a single zombie inside, but more may enter through the windows or coming from the lobby that surrounds the office.
Besides some supply items like ammo and gunpowder, the player will find the valve handle in the small office. When playing the 1st scenario, the fuse (main hall) can be found over a table near the west door.
A numerical key pad.
First digit number? 123456
Second digit number? 123456
Third digit number? 123456
Fourth digit number? 123456
|The door to the east hall||It's locked. A heart is etched under the key hole.|
- Tahara, Seiji (田原 誠司), ed (1998). BIOHAZARD 2 Official Guide Book. Japan: Famitsu.
- Tahara (ed.), Official Guide Book, p.89.