It's called Biohazard in Japan. Why is it called Resident Evil everywhere else?

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3 years ago#1
The real question is that why is it called RE? - Results (53 votes)
yes
30.19% (16 votes)
16
no
30.19% (16 votes)
16
idk
39.62% (21 votes)
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yeah
3 years ago#2
Something about a band being called Biohazard in the states so that had to change the name for legal issues.
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3 years ago#3
Fun Fact: There was a game called sweet home, one of the scrolls read "You are now entering a house of residing evil." or something like that.

Bingo.

You have Resident Evil.
Also the above poster is correct, biohazard is the name of some freaking band in the states ... to avoid legal action, they changed the name. I think it was meant to be BIOHAZARD for all states before the name change. In the end the name biohazard makes more sense than RE.

It's like everyone says though "Resident Evil just sounds cooler."


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3 years ago#4
Yeah, this is based in sweet home, and Resident Evil name makes more sense for the first game.
3 years ago#5
Sheva_Alomar posted...
Something about a band being called Biohazard in the states so that had to change the name for legal issues.

There was actually some random game called Biohazard as well, that's what I keep seeing/hearing/reading anyway, that it's both because of some band and another game called Biohazard.
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3 years ago#6
Biohazard is a fitting name for the series. Resident Evil only works for the first game.
3 years ago#7
From: Delta0126 | #005
Sheva_Alomar posted...
Something about a band being called Biohazard in the states so that had to change the name for legal issues.

There was actually some random game called Biohazard as well, that's what I keep seeing/hearing/reading anyway, that it's both because of some band and another game called Biohazard.

Yeah, I think it's on the Wii's Virtual Console, or the Sega Mega Drive Collection, I know I've seen it on one of those.
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3 years ago#8
djepic112 posted...
Biohazard is a fitting name for the series. Resident Evil only works for the first game.


Nope.

The Resident's of Raccoon City, cult village, African area, and so on all feature evil residents.
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3 years ago#9
This series is about science being taken too far, but the word "evil" carries a religious, not scientific, connotation. Thus it makes little sense, unlike Biohazard, which fits the series far better.

But yes, "Resident Evil" is a more memorable title.
3 years ago#10
Biohazard are dicks and the first game took place in a residence, that is you're answer.
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