Capcom Celebrates Resident Evil 20th Anniversary With New Dev Video

by Matt Miller on Mar 22, 2016 at 07:46 AM

March 22, 1996 was an important day in the history of survival-horror. That was the day gamers were first introduced to a secluded manor where Jill Valentine, Chris Redfield, and company would first come face-to-face with the horrors of the T-virus. In honor of the anniversary, Capcom is celebrating with a new video that highlights the work that has gone into creating the series.

The new video includes details from the development team regarding details of the series’ original rise to prominence, with commentary from producer Hiroyuki Kobayashi. 

In addition to the below video, Capcom is sharing some of its own sales info about the franchise’s success, which declare that over 66 million game copies have been sold in the last 20 years. Resident Evil has also virally spawned a long-running movie series, which against all odds has managed to gross almost a billion dollars worldwide.


Our Take
No matter your personal opinion of the Resident Evil games’ ups and downs over the years, there’s no doubt that the franchise has had a profound effect on gaming, particularly in the many ways it has influenced the development of the survival/horror genre.