History Franchise / ResidentEvil

22nd Nov '17 9:40:29 PM nombretomado
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* DigitalDistribution: The mobile phone games, such as ''Resident Evil: Confidential Report''. For the main series, ''[=RE4=]'', ''[=RE5=]'', ''[=RE6=]'', and Revelations are available on Steam (also ''Operation: Raccoon City'', but that's outside continuity). All those titles on Steam plus ''Umbrella'' and ''Darkside Chronicles'', ''[=RE1=]'', ''[=RE2=]'', ''[=RE3=]'' and ''[=RECV=]'' are available on the PSN.
21st Oct '17 2:37:00 PM Ominae
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* ''Umbrella Corps'' - 2015

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* ''Umbrella Corps'' - 20152012 to 2013 (Experiment Mode), 2016 (Multiplayer Mode)
17th Sep '17 10:06:17 AM nombretomado
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* AustralianWildlife: The Black Tiger actually does exist; it's called a funnelweb and is even deadlier. The name also happens to be a snake.
10th Sep '17 11:16:14 PM Saurubiker
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* SpiritualSuccessor: To the [[NoExportForYou Japan-only]] Capcom RPG ''VideoGame/SweetHome'', one of the very first SurvivalHorror games. At one point, a phrase close to "resident evil" is used, which has given rise to the thought that the line inspired ''Resident Evil's'' American title.

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* SpiritualSuccessor: To the [[NoExportForYou Japan-only]] Capcom RPG ''VideoGame/SweetHome'', one of the very first SurvivalHorror games. At one point, a phrase close to "resident evil" is used, which has given rise to the thought that the line inspired ''Resident Evil's'' American title.



* SpritePolygonMix: ''0'', ''1'' and its remake, ''2'', ''3'', and ''Outbreak''.

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* SpritePolygonMix: ''0'', ''1'' The original trilogy, plus ''[=REmake=]'' and its remake, ''2'', ''3'', and ''Outbreak''.''[=RE0=]'', features [=3D=] superimposed on prerendered backdrops.



* TankControls: The game forces you to turn separately from moving forward and backward. One of the most well-known offenders.

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* TankControls: The game forces you to turn separately from moving forward and backward. One A main aspect of the most well-known offenders.series in early games. Rather than having the character moved in accordance to the their position on the screen, pressing the d-pad upwards moves the player character towards his or her current direction, down moves him or her backwards, and left or right rotates the character. This was seen as a necessity due to the early games' use of fixed camera angles. ''[=RE4=]'' alleviated this by adopting its behind the character camera, while ''[=RE5=]'' and onward featured now standardized dual analog controls



* ThemeNaming: Thus far the series has had the T-virus, G-virus and C-virus (plus various sub-strains). Now we just need an A-virus to have a full set of DNA nucleic acids.

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* ThemeNaming: Thus far the series has had the T-virus, t-virus, G-virus and C-virus (plus various sub-strains). Now we just need an A-virus to have a full set of DNA nucleic acids.
9th Sep '17 9:44:44 PM Saurubiker
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** The epilogues in ''[=RE3=]'' implied that nearly every main character was going to join forces to stop Umbrella. The only real thing to come out of this was Claire and Chris reuniting in ''Code: Veronica'' and Leon becoming a government agent in ''[=RE4=]''. The rest? Chris and Jill reunite offscreen, Barry's and HUNK's roles in the series were reduced to minigame cameos (until the former's return in ''Revelations 2''), Sherry is left unmentioned for the course of the entire franchise up until ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil6'' where her so-awaited reunion with Claire is revealed to have happened long ago offscreen and is only briefly explained in a file, and Umbrella goes down offscreen from the stock market [[spoiler:after Albert Wesker exposes their crimes against humanity to the public]].

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** The epilogues in ''[=RE3=]'' implied that nearly every main character was going to join forces to stop Umbrella. The only real thing to come out of this was Claire and Chris reuniting in ''Code: Veronica'' and Leon becoming a government agent in ''[=RE4=]''. The rest? Chris and Jill reunite offscreen, Barry's and HUNK's roles in the series were reduced to minigame cameos (until the former's return in ''Revelations 2''), Ada Wong still used the same name and identity in subsequent appearances, Sherry is left unmentioned for the course of the entire franchise up until ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil6'' where her so-awaited reunion with Claire is revealed to have happened long ago offscreen and is only briefly explained in a file, and Umbrella goes down offscreen from the stock market [[spoiler:after Albert Wesker exposes their crimes against humanity to the public]].
6th Sep '17 8:29:57 AM Saurubiker
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SD Perry did a series of originally canon but now AlternateUniverse novels based on the games with two original stories. [[Literature/ResidentEvil They have their own trope page here under Literature]]

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SD S.D. Perry did wrote a series of originally canon but now AlternateUniverse novels based on novelizations for the first five games (''[=RE-1-3=]'', ''Code: Veronica'' and ''Zero''), with two original stories.novels set around the events of ''[=RE2=]''. [[Literature/ResidentEvil They have their own trope page here under Literature]]



* ''Underworld'', another original novel set after ''Resident Evil 2''.
* ''Nemesis'', a novelization of the [[VideoGame/ResidentEvil3Nemesis third installment of the franchise]].

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* ''Underworld'', another original novel set after ''Resident Evil 2''.
2'' starring Rebecca, Leon and Claire.
* ''Nemesis'', a novelization of the [[VideoGame/ResidentEvil3Nemesis third installment of the franchise]].''[[VideoGame/ResidentEvil3Nemesis Resident Evil 3]]''.



* ''Zero Hour'', a novelization of the [[VideoGame/ResidentEvilZero prequel game]].

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* ''Zero Hour'', a novelization of the [[VideoGame/ResidentEvilZero prequel game]].
''[[VideoGame/ResidentEvilZero Resident Evil Zero]]''.
14th Aug '17 7:10:12 PM lalaTKG
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* OvertookTheManga: The fourth S.D. Perry novel (''Underworld'') was set after the events of ''[=RE2=]'' and featured plot elements that diverged from what was revealed in later games. Perhaps the biggest offender is the original character "Trent", who is [[spoiler:the son of the scientist team who created the T-Virus and were murdered for it]] and who thusly serves as the ManBehindTheMan for ''all'' of the good guys (including Ada) out of his desire to bring Umbrella down, being quite effective at helping because [[spoiler:he's secretly working amongst the upper echelons of Umbrella]].
14th Aug '17 7:09:02 PM lalaTKG
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* DisposablePilot: Happens repeatedly throughout the series, to the point of being a RunningGag

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* DisposablePilot: Happens repeatedly throughout the series, to the point of being a RunningGagRunningGag.



** The head and co-founder of the Umbrella Corporation is [[EvilAristocrats Sir]] Oswald E. Spencer, who is also British.

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** The head and co-founder of the Umbrella Corporation is [[EvilAristocrats [[AristocratsAreEvil Sir]] Oswald E. Spencer, who is also British.
14th Aug '17 6:55:40 PM lalaTKG
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* ContinuitySnarl: Capcom's attempts to set at least four different games during the fall of Raccoon City leads to a lot of continuity errors about the shared locations. Specifically the Raccoon Police Department, which players visit in ''2'', ''3'', and ''File #2'' with critical differences each time. There is actually only a single genuine continuity error with the Police Department, that being the window that Nemesis breaks in RE3. It's not broken in RE2, although it takes place before RE3. The rest of the events from the games featuring the department fall in line with each other with no actual errors, from Outbreak to RE3, and then to RE2.

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* ContinuitySnarl: Capcom's attempts to set at least four different games during the fall of Raccoon City leads to a lot of continuity errors about the shared locations. Specifically the Raccoon Police Department, which players visit in ''2'', ''3'', and ''File #2'' with critical differences each time. There is actually only a single genuine continuity error with the Police Department, that being the window that Nemesis breaks in RE3. [=RE3=]. It's not broken in RE2, [=RE2=], although it takes place before RE3. [=RE3=]. The rest of the events from the games featuring the department fall in line with each other with no actual errors, from Outbreak to RE3, [=RE3=], and then to RE2.[=RE2=].
13th Aug '17 1:16:56 PM nombretomado
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* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment: Sure, B.O.W. (bio-organic weapon) [[XMeetsY combines]] FunWithAcronyms and NotUsingTheZWord, but apparently no one at Capcom realized that ''all'' bioweapons are organic -- at least until Umbrella starts weaponizing [[Franchise/StarTrek Vulcans]].

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* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment: Sure, B.O.W. (bio-organic weapon) [[XMeetsY [[JustForFun/XMeetsY combines]] FunWithAcronyms and NotUsingTheZWord, but apparently no one at Capcom realized that ''all'' bioweapons are organic -- at least until Umbrella starts weaponizing [[Franchise/StarTrek Vulcans]].
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