20 years ago, Capcom launched one of the most popular franchise in the gaming world: Resident Evil.

The first game in the long running franchise ushered fans to a whole new world of survival horror. Dark hallways and ominous corners led to thrills and chills that would leave a lasting imprint on everyone who dared to see what was behind each new door. Remember the creepy turn of the first zombie’s head as it looked up from its feast? Or the startling surprise of a Cerberus zombie dog crashing through the window of an eerie hallway? The famous “almost Jill Sandwich” line from Barry?

Since the birth of the series on March 22, 1996, Resident Evil has gone on to become one of the most iconic and successful gaming franchises of all time. With game sales topping 66 million copies worldwide and its expansion into other medias such as successful Hollywood feature films, merchandise, attractions and events across the globe.


To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the series, Capcom will be releasing a series of developer interviews featuring commentary from some of the team members who have played a vital role in developing the brand. The first video with producer Hiroyuki Kobayashi is available for viewing above.

Capcom will keep the anniversary celebrations going over the next year as the developers are currently hard at work to bring gamers some new surprises.