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Resident Evil, the game that is often credited with starting the survival-horror genre, is being reinvented for the GameCube. For those unfamiliar with the series, a mysterious corporation has secretly been performing ungodly biotech experiments in the sleepy little town of Raccoon City. When reports of gory attacks come in from nearby areas, two crack military squads are sent to investigate. Players take the role of either sharpshooter Chris Redfield or demolitions expert Jill Valentine to track down the source of the town's problems--specifically, something in a decaying mansion that's mutating animals into grotesque killers and turning humans into bloodthirsty zombies. Supplies and ammunition are scarce, so players have to know when to fight, when to run, and how to keep their wits about them. Players can't afford to waste their shots and expect their characters to survive.

The story is being retrofitted with motion-captured animation, next-generation graphics, real-time lighting and shadow effects, new areas, and newly rendered in-game video segments to create an even more cinematic experience. Also, a redesigned combat system lets players attack and defend themselves with a variety of items found in the environment.

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ESRB:  M - (Mature)
Number of Players:  Single-player
Publisher:  Capcom
Developer:  Capcom
Console:  Playstation
Genre:  Action RPG
Release Date:  March 22, 1996
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review by . December 17, 2004
Stephen King once wrote of two types of horror. There's the cerebral, subtle horror of things like the Twilight Zone, and then there's the gross-out factor, the gore-fest, the glee of splattered blood and rotting corpses.    Make no mistake, "Resident Evil" is firmly horror of this second type, and it pulls no punches in its attempt to spill as much blood as possible. Particularly this Gamecube re-make of the classic game, in which the graphics and the sound effects have been …
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