By using this site, you agree to our Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use. Close

Forums - Gaming Discussion - How Resident Evil 2 fell apart, then became one of Capcom’s biggest hits

How Resident Evil 2 fell apart, then became one of Capcom’s biggest hits
A new book excerpt tells the story of what happened behind the scenes

In the late ’80s and early ’90s, Capcom released games that achieved respectable sales. Mega Man and Street Fighter did not light sales charts on fire in 1987, particularly compared to the success stories of other companies like Nintendo and Sega, but they performed well enough for Capcom to release sequels that put these franchises on the map. Mega Man 2, believed by many to be the best in the series, outsold the original and became a global million-seller. The success of Street Fighter 2 was even more remarkable: it blew the first game so far away that the original is barely a footnote in Capcom history.

Full article here <----

A very interesting read I thought I'd share.
I'll add my own thoughts as I finish it.

Last edited by Hiku - on 22 January 2019

Around the Network

This week, cant wait!

KazumaKiryu said:
This week, cant wait!

From what I've heard it's amazing, so that must mean it's every bit as horrifying as any good Resident Evil game should be. :)

May give the article a read later, but remember reading about some of this waaaay back. A little surprised this story didn't have any screenshots from the abandoned, original RE2. It looked a fair bit different from what I recall.

- "If you have the heart of a true winner, you can always get more pissed off than some other asshole."

first monster hunter, now resident evil, a little later devil may cry...capcom how about a new breath of fire

Around the Network

This is a nice video on the unreleased RE 2, also popularly refeared to as RE 1.5.

Day One. I loved it on PSX, and I can't miss it on PS4. Can't really wait.

”Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.”

Harriet Tubman.