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See also: Resident Evil (1996 game), Resident Evil: Director's Cut, and Resident Evil: Deadly Silence

Resident Evil is a survival horror video game developed by Capcom at the beginning of the 21st Century. It is a remake of the 1996 title of the same name. While this version was simply titled Resident Evil, it is often known under the informal titles of Resident Evil: Remake, Resident Evil: Rebirth, or Resident Evil: HD Remastered (abbreviated REmake and REbirth, respectively) to disambiguate it from the original title. In Japan, the remake's title is spelled in lower-case letters (biohazard) in its logo along with the other GameCube installments, in contrast to the previous games' logos, which spelled the title in upper-case letters (BIOHAZARD). The game is notable for its graphical overhaul, mechanical updates, and revived sub-plots. It received positive reviews from video game critics, with many praising the much-needed overhaul and increased scare factor.

The game was released in 2002 as a GameCube-exclusive title, fulfilling Shinji Mikami's commitment to make Studio 4 titles Nintendo-exclusives. The remake was being developed alongside Resident Evil 4, made a Nintendo-exclusive by the unrelated Capcom Five agreement, and Studio 3's Resident Evil 0, which was also planned to be a Nintendo-exclusive before development was halted temporarily in 1999. While Mikami's support for exclusivity ended in 2005 when the Capcom Five games were ported to the more-successful PlayStation 2, the 2002 remake would only receive a Nintendo Wii port in 2009 (as part of the Resident Evil Archives collection) until 2014, when Capcom announced its re-release worldwide for January 20, 2015, on the current and previous generation consoles. The re-release was released in Japan on November 27, 2014, for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3[1] It was also included in the Origins Collection. A port of Resident Evil HD was released on May 21, 2019 for the Nintendo Switch.


Character English voice actor Japanese voice actor[2]
Chris Redfield Joe Whyte Hiroki Tōchi
Jill Valentine Heidi Anderson Atsuko Yuya
Barry Burton Ed Smaron Yūsaku Yara
Rebecca Chambers Hope Levy Ami Koshimizu
Albert Wesker Peter Jessop Jōji Nakata
Richard Aiken Joe Whyte Yūji Ueda
Brad Vickers Adam Paul Wataru Takagi
Enrico Marini Dan Hagen Masaki Aizawa
Kenneth J. Sullivan Ed Smaron Taiten Kusunoki
Joseph Frost Adam Paul Fuminori Komatsu
Forest Speyer Ed Smaron Unknown
Female Newscaster Heidi Anderson Unknown
Computer Voice 1 Hope Levy N/A
Computer Voice 2 Chiaki Shirato N/A

External links


  1. GameSpot
  2. The Original Resident Evil, Now With Japanese Voiceovers (September 1, 2014). Retrieved on May 15, 2015.