The legendary horror series “Resident Evil” was released on Playstation on March 22, 1996. Today marks the series’ 25th anniversary.
25 years ago, the first of them was launched “vampire”The console game Playstation in Japan, which put the survival horror genre on the map and became the starting shot of a long-running series also became a feature film.
Since then, the game series has shipped as many as 107 million copies worldwide, an impressive number. In games, we meet characters like Chris Redfield, Jill Valentine, and Leon S Kennedy who fight the evil Umbrella Corporation, which has spawned a virus that turns people into zombies.
I remember myself when I was 8-9 years old when I came home to a friend who had borrowed a PlayStation for his older brother, as the only scary “Resident Evil” was the first thing we started. I was already hit in the introductory stage with cold bodies, and the atmosphere in the ruined mansion made discomfort creep into my body.
Once we got to our first zombie, fear gripped us noticeably to the point where we threw ourselves into the console to turn it off.
It took many years before I returned to the series, which today is one of my favorites. From the remake of the first game from 2002, the Spanish village occupied by the cult parasite in “Resident Evil 4” to the spooky swamps of the American South in “Resident Evil 7”.
Almost 20 years ago, the first movie “Resident Evil” was also shown, directed by Paul WS Anderson and starring Milla Jovovich. The film was a success and received five sequels. In 2021, a brand new movie will be released, which aims to be more story-telling in games.
Next comes Resident Evil VillageWhich will be released for Playstation 4, Playstation 5 and Xbox Series X | S, Xbox One, PC, and Google Stadium on May 7.
Here we follow once again protagonist Ethan Winters from “Resident Evil 7”, who is suddenly kidnapped into a mysterious European city full of werewolves, vampires and other terrible things. Just like before, the nightmare is experienced from a first-person perspective, which in my opinion makes the whole thing frightening.
Capcom pledges to show more of the game in a live Youtube broadcast sometime in April.
What horrific memories do you have from “Resident Evil”? What is your favorite game in the series?