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Resident Evil
Publisher: Capcom
Developer:
Developer(s) of original games: Capcom
System(s): Sega Saturn
Original system(s): PlayStation
Sound driver: SCSP (1Track)
Genre: Action































Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Saturn
JP
¥4,800 T-1219G
Sega Saturn
US
$49.99[1] T-1221H
Sega Saturn
UK
£44.99[3] MK81092-50
Sega Saturn
FR
?F MK81092-50
Sega Saturn
DE
DM ? MK81092-50
Sega Saturn
ES
?Ptas MK81092-50
Sega Saturn
BR
R$? 191386



Resident Evil, known as Biohazard (バイオハザード) in Japan, is the first in a long line of survival horror games developed and published by Capcom. It was ported to the Sega Saturn by Nextech in 1997, with some members of Sega's team. Nextech would later return to develop Resident Evil CODE:Veronica for Capcom, and consequently were involved in the production of each of its spinoff games and ports.

The Saturn version includes an extra "battle mode" option, not present in other ports of the game, which has the player attempt to survive through rooms of monsters with both limited ammo and limited time. The Sega Saturn Port also includes a few extra enemy encounters such as a Second T-002 Tyrant that breaks out directly after the one Wesker releases. It also features a model edit of the Hunter known as the "Tick". Battle Mode has a special "Gold Tyrant" used for the boss.

History

Development

The Saturn port of Resident Evil stems not just from an earlier PlayStation version, but an unreleased upgrade called Biohazard Dash, which would have featured minor tweaks and alterations to the game[4]. The Saturn port was revealed at a special conference on 17th February 1997, alongside the PlayStation announcement of Biohazard 2[4].

Production credits

  • Cast
    • Chris Redfield: Charlie
    • Jill Valentine: Inezh
    • Barry Burton: Gregory
    • Rebecca Chambers: Linda
    • Albert Wesker: Eric
    • Joseph Frost: Jason
Original Version Staff
  • Planner
    • System Plan/Camera Works: Hideki Kamiya, Hiroki Kato, Kazunori Kadoi, Koji Oda, Satosi Murata
    • Scenario: Kenichi Iwao
    • Event Director: Kazuhiro Aoyama, Takashi Nakaya, Masaaki Yamada
    • Background Story: Yasuyuki Saga
  • CG Team:
    • Background model: Ippei Masuda, Satoru Nishikawa, Junko Yasuda, Tetsuya Shiraishi, Yasuyuki Matsunami, Keiichi Nabetani, Motoji Fujita, Atsuko Hamada
    • Character Model/Motion: Jun Takeuchi, Satomi Hayashi
    • Character Texture: Yuji Ishihara, Ryoji Shimogama, Hideaki Katagiri
  • Graphic
    • BG/Object Texture: Chie Nishida, Hideyuki Koitabashi, Nobuaki Yamazaki, Jun Ogawa, Yasushi Hiraoka, Hidesato Sueyoshi, Manabu Takeda, Ippei Yamamoto, Yoshihiro Nakamoto, Naomi Takemoto
    • Icon Design: Shizuyo Ukai
    • Lettering: Aya Nishio
    • Effect: Yoshiaki Teshima, Satomi Tsubota
  • Sound
    • Composition / Arrangement: Makoto Tomozawa, Akari Kaida, Masami Ueda
    • Sound design: Ippo Yamada, Hideaki Utsumi
  • Software Engineer
    • System: Yasuhiro Anpo
    • Cockpit: Takayuki Inoue
    • Sound system / Effect: Tomohito Ishihara
    • Player / Enemy: Katsutoshi Karatsuma, Hiroyuki Kobayashi, Yuji Hagiyama, Shigeki Niino
    • Event: Syuichiro Chiboshi, Kiyohiko Sakata, Noriyuki Ohtani, Takeshi Enomoto
    • Room Editor: Hidekazu Shingaki, Michinori Kataoka, Hideaki Motozuka
    • Movie: Hiroaki Watanabe
    • Authoring System: Atsushi Manobe, Takashi Hashimoto, Mitsunori Sakano
    • Base Program: Kazushi Sano, Takahiro Yamada
  • Design
    • Plot: Takahiro Arimitsu
    • Rooms: Yuko Nakadai, Mitsuru Kuwahata, Nakayama, Kazuki
    • Characters: Isao Ohishi
    • Enemies: Toru Nakayama, Kazunori Shimizu, Yorinao Matuura
    • Publicity: Masako Honma
    • Supervisor: Masahiko Kurokawa
    • Special Thanks: Tsuyoshi Wakuta, Takuya Shiraiwa, Shigeomi Okamura
  • Film Crew
    • Producer: Norihiro Nishitani
    • Production manager: Masanari Takano
    • Director: Mituhisa Hosoki
    • CG Movie: Seiji Namba
    • Director of Photographer: Iwao Hara
    • Lighting: Takahisa Aiba
    • Make-Up: Shoko Kato
    • Styling: Wakana Hara
    • Casting: Toru Tateishi
    • Narrator: Ward.E.Sexton
  • Cooperative company
    • Production: Center Field Co.,Ltd.
    • Special Effects: Gives Co.,Ltd.
    • Post Production: Vision Universe Co.,Ltd.
    • Music: M On M Inc. / Music Expedition Co.,Ltd., Planning Support F.M.C
    • General Producer: Tokuro Fujiwara
    • Producer: Masayuki Akahori
    • Director: Shinji Mikami
Saturn Version Staff
  • 3DCG Team
    • Character Model / Motion / Object / Texture Conversion: Yoshihisa Shimizu, Ryosuke Tei, Naomi Anzai, Misao Kobayashi, Miho Sadogawa, Masahiro Sato
  • 2DCG Team
    • Chief: Yoshitaka Maki
    • BG Saturn Conversion: Yoshiyuki Miyazawa, Yuki Izumi, Shingo Inaba, Kazuhiro Ogura, Keiko Arakawa, Genki Kaneko
    • Icon Design: Yoshiyuki Miyazawa
  • SOFTWARE Team
    • System: Yukihiko Tani
    • Sub System: Eiki Aizawa
    • Enemy / Event: Yuichi Shiono, Masahiko Moriya
    • Sound / Movie: Tomoaki Fujitaka
    • Special Thanks: Kenei Unoki, Eiji Taki, Akira Nishikawa, Manabu Morinaga
    • Super Visor: Katsuji Aotama, Masatoshi Totsuka
  • Sound Team
    • Sound design: Tatsuya Kouzaki
    • Saturn Conversion: Naofumi Hataya, Tomonori Sawada, Seiro Okamoto
  • MOVIE Team
    • Movie Compile: Yuji Sawairi, Hidehiro Kumagai
    • Technical Director: Hiroshi Fukuda
    • Director: Tomomi Endo
    • General Producer: Yoshiki Okamoto, Makoto Oshitani
    • Producer: Tatsuya Minami, Katsuhiro Hasegawa

Presented by: Capcom


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Magazine articles

Main article: Resident Evil/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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SSM JP 19970808 1997-27.pdf

PDF
Print advert in
Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) #63: "1997-27 (1997-08-08)" (1997-07-25)
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SSM JP 19970815 1997-28.pdfSSM JP 19970815 1997-28.pdf

PDF
Print advert in
Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) #64: "1997-28 (1997-08-15)" (1997-08-01)
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Playmag FR 17.pdf

PDF
Print advert in
Play Mag (FR) #17: "Septembre 1997" (1997-xx-xx)
also published in:
  • Player One (FR) #78: "Septembre 1997" (1997-xx-xx)[5]

Artwork

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
95 №14, p106/107/108/109[6]
100 №191, p64[3]
80 №100, p192
100
80 №450, p34
87 Vol 5, №11, p24/129
95 №111, p176
92 №60, p30/31
90 №54, p64
93
83
95 №5, p68/69/70/71
94 №23, p74/75[7]
80 №1997-26, p176[8]
87 №, p9Media:SnGwSISDRZK Book JP.pdf[9]
94
Sega Saturn
90
Based on
16 reviews

Saturn, US
ResidentEvil Saturn US Box Back.jpgResidentEvil Saturn US Box Front.jpg
Cover
ResidentEvil Saturn US Disc.jpg
Disc
Residentevil sat us manual.pdf
Manual
Saturn, EU
ResidentEvil saturn eu cover.jpg
Cover
ResidentEvil saturn eu cd.jpg
Disc
ResidentEvilSaturnEUManual6L.pdf
Manual
Saturn, JP
ResidentEvil Saturn JP Box Back.jpgResidentEvil Saturn JP Box Front.jpg
Cover
BioHazard Saturn JP Disc.jpg
Disc
BioHazardSaturnJPManual.pdf
Manual
Saturn, BR
ResidentEvil Sat BR cover.jpg
Cover
ResidentEvilSaturnBrManual.pdf
Manual

References

  1. Press release: 1997-06-05: The terror of Resident Evil is screaming its way onto the Sega Saturn; Capcom's top selling "gore fest" to make the leap from Sony PlayStation to Sega Saturn in '97
  2. File:GameInformer US 052.pdf, page 59
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 File:CVG UK 191.pdf, page 64
  4. 4.0 4.1 File:SSM UK 18.pdf, page 6
  5. File:PlayerOne FR 078.pdf, page 17
  6. File:ConsolesNews FR 14.pdf, page 106
  7. File:SSM_UK_23.pdf, page 74
  8. File:SSM_JP_19970801_1997-26.pdf, page 178
  9. File:SnGwSISDRZK Book JP.pdf, page 11


Resident Evil games for Sega systems
Sega Saturn
Resident Evil (1997)
Sega Dreamcast
Resident Evil 2 (1999) | Resident Evil Code: Veronica (2000) | Resident Evil 3: Nemesis (2000) | Biohazard Code: Veronica Kanzenban (2001)
Arcade
Gun Survivor 2: Biohazard CODE:Veronica (2001)