Resident Evil 25th Anniversary was officially announced by Capcom during their Special Program block at the Tokyo Game Show following their Resident Evil Village panel presentation, with the event happening on March 22, 2021.
The celebration will commemorate 25 years of Resident Evil, better known as Biohazard in its native Japan, which was released for the Sony PlayStation on March 22, 1996. Produced by Tokuro Fujiwara and directed by Shinji Mikami, Biohazard was inspired by Japanese horror game Sweet Home with its haunted mansion setting, as well as the George Romero Living Dead films featuring zombies. Using pre-rendered backgrounds, 3D models, and third-person perspective gameplay, the game would become a critical and financial success for Capcom and would coin the genre “Survival Horror” to its name. Biohazard/ Resident Evil would then go on to spawn numerous sequels, spin-offs, and branch out to other forms of media — which would include the Paul W.S. Anderson directed “Resident Evil” films starring Milla Jovovich that were loosely based on the source material.
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While Capcom has given no other details on how the celebration will take place, they did show off some neat new log0s featuring an Umbrella Emblem and Mr. Raccoon, as well as a brand new “Biohazard 25th Anniversary” poster featuring the new models and versions of characters like Chris Redfield, Leon S. Kennedy, Claire Redfield, and Jill Valentine, as well as enemies like Jack Baker and Nemesis as they appear in Resident Evil 7: Biohazard, Resident Evil 2 Remake, and Resident Evil 3 Remake.
Check out our feature about the new Resident Evil Village trailer and story details.