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Resident Evil 2

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For the unreleased Sega Saturn version, see Resident Evil 2 (Saturn).

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Resident Evil 2
System(s): Sega Dreamcast
Publisher:
Developer:
Peripherals supported: Jump Pack, Visual Memory Unit, Dreamcast VGA Box
Genre: Action































Number of players: 1
Official in-game languages:
  • 日本語
  • English
  • Français
  • Release Date RRP Code
    Sega Dreamcast
    JP
    ¥4,800 T-1214M
    Sega Dreamcast
    US
    $19.99[1] T-1205N
    Sega Dreamcast
    FR
    ?F
    Sega Dreamcast
    UK/ES/IT
    39.99[2] ? T-7004D-61
    Sega Dreamcast
    DE/NL
    ? T-7004D-82
    Sega Dreamcast
    AU
    $89.95[3] ?



    Resident Evil 2, known as Biohazard 2 Value Plus (バイオハザード2 バリュープラス) in Japan, is the sequel to Resident Evil. It was released among other consoles for the Sega Dreamcast in 1999.

    As the Japanese name suggests, the Dreamcast version is a slight update to the original PlayStation release - it is actually based on Biohazard 2: Dual Shock Ver., which added a few modes. The Dreamcast version also includes digital galleries and a playable demo of Resident Evil: Code: Veronica. However, at its core, it is the same game, hence why western releases did not make the distinction.

    Gameplay

    History

    Versions

    Resident Evil 2 was designed with the PlayStation in mind, before being brought to Windows PCs (twice), the Nintendo 64, the Dreamcast and eventually the Nintendo GameCube. The Dreamcast version of the game derives from the Windows PC port.

    The game is built around pre-rendered backgrounds, all of which were created for the 320x224 screen resolution of the original PlayStation. Seemingly no higher resolution backgrounds were created (or at least saved), meaning all subsequent ports rely on these low resolution assets. 3D models, however, are rendered at a higher resolution in the PC, Dreamcast and GameCube ports, meaning there is a disconnect between the low resolution 2D backgrounds and high resolution 3D models not evident in the original PlayStation version. This would not be an issue in the sequel, Resident Evil 3: Nemesis.

    Textures have a more reddish tone on the Dreamcast due to errors in the converting process, however all full motion video is played in full-screen in a 4:3 aspect ratio (higher than any other port, including the GameCube) at 30FPS. Most of the extras found in the Nintendo 64 version are missing from the Dreamcast port (as they are in other versions) and some audio cues are missing.

    Localised names

    Also known as
    Language Localised Name English Translation
    English Resident Evil 2 Resident Evil 2
    English (US) Resident Evil 2 Resident Evil 2
    Japanese バイオハザード2 バリュープラス Biohazard 2 Value Plus

    Production credits

    Planning
    • System Plan: Masaaki Yamada, Kazuhiro Aoyama, Junya Watanabe
    • Scenario: Noboru Sugimura
    Graphic
    • CG Modeling: Yasuyuki Matsunami, Motoji Fujita, Satoru Nishikawa, Miho Hamano, Jun Ogawa, Mitsuru Kuwahata, Tetsuya Shiraishi, Koji Wakasono, Junya Tasaki, Kazufumi Marui
    • Motion Design: Jun Takeuchi, Satomi Hayashi
    • Texture Design: Nobuhiro Tatsumi, Yasuhiro Takahashi, Ryoji Shimogama
    • Graphic design: Chie Nishida, Muneyuki Kotegawa, Shigeomi Okamura
    • Effect Animation: Yoshiaki Teshima
    • Character Design: Isao Ohishi, Ryoji Shimogama
    • BG Design: Muneyuki Kotegawa, Mitsuru Kuwahata
    Software Engineer
    • Main System: Yasuhiro Anpo
    • Scenario Program: Kiyohiko Sakata, Mitsuo Okamoto, Hiroyuki Kobayashi, Takaaki Yamanouchi, Tomohiro Akizuki, Hideaki Motozuka, Noriyuki Ohtani
    • Enemy Program: Katsutoshi Karatsuma, Shigeki Niino
    • Cockpit: Noriyuki Ohtani
    • Sound system / Effect: Tomohito Ishihara
    Sound
    • Music Composition: Masami Ueda, Syusaku Uchiyama, Syun Nishigaki
    • Sound design: Hideaki Utsumi, Wataru Hama
    • Dialogue Data Edit: Noriko Ando
    CG Movie Crew
    • Imagica Impression
    • Exective Producer: Toshiaki Imamura
    • Senior Producer: Tsutomu Torii
    • Production manager: Noriyuki Tawada
    • Director: Hiroshi Sasaki
    • Computer Graphics: Rica Shimazu, Novco Qino, Yoshihiro Yamamoto, Hiroshi Nagano, Tsutomu Shimobayashi, Nobusada Takahashi, Eitaro Ariyoshi, Shigeharu Shimada, Kiyoshi Shigenaga, Yoshinori Matsushita
    • Technical Support: Masashi Imanaka
    • Texture Design: Yumi Yata, Takayuki Yamada, Hitoshi Hashimoto, Wataru Ikeda
    • Editor: Naruo Ibaragi
    • Mixer: Yoko Morioka, Kazuya Hiratsuka
    • Motion Actor: Hidekazu Yamamoto, Lisa Sunada, Rika Maenami, Tomoko Matsutani
    • Motion Data Edit: Chiaki Tanaka
    • Special Thanks: Microsoft / Softimage
    Recording Crew
    • Cast
      • Leon S. Kennedy: Paul Haddad
      • Claire Redfield: Alyson Court
      • Ada Wong: Sally Cahill
      • Sherry Birkin: Lisa Yamanaka
      • Anette Birkin: Jennifer Dale
      • Ben Bertolucci: Rod Wilson
      • Brian Irons: Gary Krawford
      • William Birkin: Diego Matamores
    • Engineer: Bruce Fleming
    • 2nd Engineer: Ian Rodness
    • Production Assistant: Lorraine Lang
    • Producer: Susan Hart
    English Script
    • Translation: Takuya Shiraiwa
    • Script Editor: Dan Okada
    • Editorial Supervisor: Erik Suzuki
    Special Thanks
    • Planning Cooperate: Shu Takumi, Kuniomi Matsushita
    • Software Cooperate: Ryuta Takahashi, Miyuki Ohiro, Takeshi Enomoto, Jun Matsumoto, Akira Kazaoka
    • Graphic Cooperate: Shizuyo Ukai, Nobuaki Yamazaki, Takashi Hama, Keiji Ueda
    • Sound Cooperate: Toshio Kajino, Makoto Tomozawa, Tomoyuki Kawakami, Naoshi Mizuta
    • Naming Contest Winner: Kenji Fujiyoshi, Kazuyasu Koyano
    • Publicity: Masako Honma, Keiichi Baba, Yoshihiro Ohno, Shinsuke Komaki
    • Support Company: Imagica, Flagship, Marui
    • Game Producer: Shinji Mikami
    • Promotion Producer: Keiji Inafune
    • General Producer: Noritaka Funamizu
    • Supervisor: Yoshiki Okamoto
    • Directed by: Hideki Kamiya
    Capcom
    Source: In-game credits


    Magazine articles

    Main article: Resident Evil 2/Magazine articles.

    Promotional material

    ODCM US 12.pdf

    PDF
    Print advert in Official Dreamcast Magazine (US) #12: "March 2001" (2001-01-28)

    DreamcastMagazine UK 08.pdfDreamcastMagazine UK 08.pdf

    PDF
    Print advert in Dreamcast Magazine (UK) #8 (2000-04-28)
    also published in:

    ConsolesPlus FR 097.pdf

    PDF
    Print advert in Consoles + (FR) #97: "Février 2000" (2000-xx-xx)

    ConsolesPlus FR 099.pdf

    PDF
    Print advert in Consoles + (FR) #99: "Avril 2000" (2000-xx-xx)

    Physical scans

    Sega Retro Average 
    Publication Score Source
    80 №16, p95[5]
    82 №11, p126/127[6]
    90 №97, p103[7]
    80 №223, p99[2]
    83 №1999-40, p22Media:DCM_JP_19991231_1999-40.pdf[8]
    92 №2002-18, p32[9]
    73 №5, p60-63[10]
    85 №576, p31
    80 №5, p56-59[11]
    Sega Dreamcast
    83
    Based on
    9 reviews

    Dreamcast, US
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    Cover
    ResidentEvil2 DC US Disc1.jpg
    Disc 1
    ResidentEvil2 DC US Disc2.jpg
    Disc 2
    RE2DCUSInlay.jpg
    Inlay
    Dreamcast, UK/ES/IT
    ResidentEvil2 DC EU Box Back.jpgResidentEvil2 DC EU Box Front.jpg
    Cover
    ResidentEvil2 DC EU Disc1.jpg
    Disc 1
    ResidentEvil2 DC EU Disc2.jpg
    Disc 2
    Dreamcast, DE/NL
    RE2 DC 82 back.jpgNospine-small.pngRE2 DC 82 front.jpg
    Cover
    Dreamcast, FR
    RE2 DC FR back.jpgNospine-small.pngRE2 DC FR front.jpg
    Cover
    Dreamcast, JP
    ResidentEvil2 DC JP Box Back.jpgResidentEvil2 DC JP Box Front.jpg
    Cover
    ResidentEvil2 DC JP Manual.pdf
    Manual

    External links

    • Sega of Japan catalogue pages (Japanese): Dreamcast

    References


    Resident Evil games for Sega systems
    Sega Saturn
    Resident Evil (1997) | Resident Evil 2 (unreleased)
    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)