Trivia / Resident Evil 5

  • Fake Nationality: Josh Stone is voiced by TJ Storm, an American.
  • Fan Nickname: Chris is referred to as "Chris Roidfield", thanks to his appearance.
  • Let's Play: One particularly good co-op Let's Play was done by ProtonJon and Super Jeenius here.
  • Name's the Same: Music-wise, Jill's boss theme, "Sad But True", is also the name of songs by Metallica and Orbital.
  • What Could Have Been: Not to the extent of 4, but nevertheless the game underwent a number of changes before release, many which are detailed in The Art of Resident Evil 5:
    • The game was originally designed as a single-player game akin to 4, with Chris as the only playable character. Sheva was originally intended to be a recurring character, being the head of a local militia fighting against the outbreak. When the decision was made to make the game support two-player cooperative, Sheva was rewritten as a BSAA operative and Chris's partner.
    • Jill was originally to be found frozen and used by Wesker for research in the TRICELL facility, but it was decided it wasn't interesting enough.
    • Barry Burton was meant to appear multiple times during the game, at one point assisting in a boss fight against no less than ten El Gigantes. He ended up cut from the storyline completely, though he would be a playable character in The Mercenaries Reunion in the Gold Edition.
    • Excella would have simply been a secretary to Tricell, and her death was portrayed very differently (she would have died in the hands of a Tyrant-like creature, literally), and the Tricell CEO would have been a different, male character. The two characters were ultimately combined in order to create a powerful female villain.
    • A placeholder model for a merchant character was found in the files of the game, suggesting that the Merchant from 4 was intended to return at some point in development. Also found in the game files was a player model version of Ricardo Irving, suggesting he had been intended to be a playable character for The Mercenaries mode.

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