Resident Evil 2 (Saturn)

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Resident Evil 2
Publisher: Capcom
Developer: Capcom
Sega Saturn
Planned release date: Summer 1998More...[1]
System(s): Sega Saturn
Genre: Action
Number of players: 1

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The Sega Saturn version of Resident Evil 2 (known as Biohazard 2 (バイオハザード2) in Japan), is an unreleased sequel to Resident Evil.

Following the success of Resident Evil, Capcom began work on a sequel with the PlayStation in mind. A Saturn conversion (complete with extras)More...[1] was announced during the game's development, with plans for it to be released after the PlayStation game (in early 1997, Bernie Stolar suggested it would arrive just a week laterMore...[2]). The Saturn version was scrapped due to difficulties working with the hardware - developers Nextech would instead be reassigned to work on Resident Evil: Code Veronica for the Sega DreamcastMore...[3] (which was at one point due to be a launch title for the system in November 1998).

Resident Evil 2's development was not straightforward, with the project effectively restarted from scratch a few months into development. The original version, sometimes dubbed "Resident Evil 1.5" by fans, was the version announced for the Saturn - it is not known if the reworked version was ever considered for the Saturn, though it did later appear on the Dreamcast. No Saturn game footage or screenshots were ever released - while the Saturn verison was hinted at in trailers, it was always the PlayStation game on display.

The Saturn Resident Evil 2 was at one stage rumoured to make use of the 4MB Extended RAM CartridgeMore...[4]More...[5].

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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)
Gun Survivor 2: Biohazard CODE:Veronica (2001)