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Resident Evil
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Genre Survival Horror
Developer(s) Capcom
Nextech (Saturn)
Publisher(s) PlayStation
Capcom (NA/JP)
Windows 95
Virgin Interactive (NA/PAL)
Capcom (JP)
Saturn
Capcom
DS
Capcom
Nintendo Australia (AUS)
Composer(s) Makoto Tomozawa
Akari Kaida
Masami Ueda
Series Resident Evil series
Platform(s) PlayStation, Sega Saturn, Windows 95
PlayStation Network, Nintendo DS
Release Date PlayStation
NA March 30, 1996
JP March 22, 1996
PAL August 1, 1996
Windows 95
NA September 30, 1997
JP December 6, 1996
PAL September 17, 1997
Saturn
NA August 31, 1997
JP July 25, 1997
PAL October 1, 1997
Nintendo DS
NA February 7, 2006
JP January 19, 2006
PAL March 30, 2006
PlayStation Network
NA May 28, 2009
JP November 22, 2006 (Director's Cut)
PAL March 23, 2011 (Director's Cut
Mode(s) Single-player
Ratings
ESRB:80px-ESRB Mature 17 .svg - Mature
CERO:Cero classic 18 - 18 and older
CERO:Cero d - D
(PSN)
PEGI:60px-PEGI 16.svg - 16 and older
ACB:90px-OFLC small MA15 .svg - 15 and older
BBFC:50px-BBFC 15.svg - 15 and older

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Resident Evil, known as Bio Hazard or Biohazard in Japan, is a survival horror video game by Capcom. The first installment in the Resident Evil series, it was originally released in 1996 for the PlayStation and was subsequently ported to the Sega Saturn and PC. In 2002, a remake of the game was released for the Nintendo GameCube featuring new graphics, voice acting and many gameplay changes. A Nintendo DS port of the original was released in 2006 titled Resident Evil: Deadly Silence.

It was one of the first games to be dubbed a "survival horror", borrowing from the "ambient survival horror" genre coined by Alone in the Dark. Accordingly, Game Informer refers to "the original Resident Evil" as "one of the most important games of all time." The inspiration for Resident Evil was the earlier Capcom game Sweet Home. Shinji Mikami was initially commissioned to make a horror game set in a haunted mansion like Sweet Home, which Resident Evil was originally intended to be a remake of.

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