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Resident Evil celebrates its 20th anniversary today


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Capcom is celebrating Resident Evil's birthday with a series of in-depth developer interviews.

Starting with producer Hiroyuki Kobayashi, who has been working on the franchise for over two decades.

In the video, Kobayashi reflects on his work with the franchise and how he’s seen it change over the years.

"Resident Evil came out on March 22, 1996," Kobayashi said. "I never thought I'd still be working on the series 20 years later. We owe the global success of the series to you, our incredible fans.:

"Each title in the series has its own tone, and while people may like one over another, the creative teams are just as passionate no matter which title.

"So if you're a Resident Evil fan but there are titles in the series you've not played, I would love it if you'd take the time to check them out. Hopefully the 20th anniversary will give you a chance to think about the whole series. Thank you and I look forward to your continued support of Resident Evil!"

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It’s an interesting video, giving us a good look at how the games were developed, including its controversial shift towards action with Resident Evil 6.

The original Resident Evil, known as Biohazard in Japan, released for the Playstation on March 22, 1996.

Capcom plan to release remastered versions of Resident Evil 4, 5 and 6 for PS4 and Xbox One throughout 2016, starting with Resident Evil 6 on March 29.

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A complete remake of Resident Evil 2 is also in development, but we won’t be playing it anytime soon.

You can download a free Resident Evil 20th anniversary theme on the Playstation Store right now, if you fancy celebrating in spooky style.

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