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Resident Evil Producer Reflects on 20 Year Franchise Anniversary, Capcom at Work on “Amazing New Surprises”

March 22, 2016 Written by Alex Co

In case you didn’t know, today marks Resident Evil’s 20th anniversary. Yep, it’s older than some of the gamers out there right now.

To commemorate this event, Capcom will be releasing a series of developer interviews from some of the team members who made the franchise what it is today. In the first video which you can see above, Producer Hiroyuki Kobayashi discusses his involvement in developing the very first Resident Evil game all the way to present time. 

Producer Kobayashi discusses his perspective on the past 20 years of Resident Evil, from his work on the PlayStation original to the present. Kobayashi recalls his role on the very first Resident Evil programming a variety of memorable enemies from pesky crows to a certain abomination lurking deep within Umbrella’s secret lab. He also touches on the revolutionary gameplay of Resident Evil 4 and how it influenced his work on the series. Finally, Kobayashi-san delivers a special message directly to Resident Evil fans across the world.

Additionally, Capcom has announced via a press release will “continue over the next year” and that the team is “already hard at work to deliver some amazing new surprises.” Could it finally be a return-to-form Resident Evil 7? Well, one can hope, no?

Don’t forget, we also ran an in-depth piece on the franchise earlier today to mark its 20th anniversary as well.

[Source: Capcom-Unity]