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User Info: NorseLeaves

NorseLeaves
4 years ago#1
Some of you might know this or might not know but we all enjoyed this series whether this question has crossed your mind or not.

Why did they name this game Resident Evil in western countries?
I mean was there a valid reason to change its name from Biohazard to Resident Evil?
Was Biohazard offending or was it to prevent confusion since biohazard is a generally used term in labs?
and why did they choose Resident Evil? because residents are evil to main characters?
I was thinking about this the other day and could not figure out. so want your inputs on this.

User Info: IlDanko

IlDanko
4 years ago#2
Because the residents of every city/country they go are evil?....



Idk
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User Info: NorseLeaves

NorseLeaves
4 years ago#3
IlDanko posted...
Because the residents of every city/country they go are evil?....



Idk


I was thinking int hat direction too and thought it was prolly the simplest reason to come up with a game title....and choose that title over Biohazard.

User Info: Syn_Vengeance

Syn_Vengeance
4 years ago#4
Because outside japan they cant call the game biohazard because of a band with with the same name (which has it copy writed)
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User Info: NorseLeaves

NorseLeaves
4 years ago#5
Syn_Vengeance posted...
Because outside japan they cant call the game biohazard because of a band with with the same name (which has it copy writed)


oh thats why. but do you know why they chose Resident Evil?

User Info: Goldsickle

Goldsickle
4 years ago#6
NorseLeaves posted...
oh thats why. but do you know why they chose Resident Evil?

The very first game revolved around a zombie-infested mansion, where most of the game took place.

Back then, it was fitting to call the game "Resident Evil".

Kinda like how Dragonball back then revolved around the titular Dragonballs but as the series progress, it almost has nothing to do with the Dragonballs but Fireballs being tossed all over.
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User Info: DigimonTrainer

DigimonTrainer
4 years ago#7
NorseLeaves posted...
Syn_Vengeance posted...
Because outside japan they cant call the game biohazard because of a band with with the same name (which has it copy writed)


oh thats why. but do you know why they chose Resident Evil?


A bunch of people working on the team for the game brainstormed and threw out a bunch of names, Resident Evil being one of those names, and they all voted that Resident Evil was the best considering the nature of the game.
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User Info: Miku_369

Miku_369
4 years ago#8
IIRC its also because they only intended to release the 1st game here and only the first one.
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User Info: CDuG

CDuG
4 years ago#9
DigimonTrainer posted...
NorseLeaves posted...
Syn_Vengeance posted...
Because outside japan they cant call the game biohazard because of a band with with the same name (which has it copy writed)


oh thats why. but do you know why they chose Resident Evil?


A bunch of people working on the team for the game brainstormed and threw out a bunch of names, Resident Evil being one of those names, and they all voted that Resident Evil was the best considering the nature of the game.


^This. Look it up. They acknowledge that the name didn't even really make sense to them. It just sounded cool.

User Info: NorseLeaves

NorseLeaves
4 years ago#10
CDuG posted...
DigimonTrainer posted...
NorseLeaves posted...
Syn_Vengeance posted...
Because outside japan they cant call the game biohazard because of a band with with the same name (which has it copy writed)


oh thats why. but do you know why they chose Resident Evil?


A bunch of people working on the team for the game brainstormed and threw out a bunch of names, Resident Evil being one of those names, and they all voted that Resident Evil was the best considering the nature of the game.


^This. Look it up. They acknowledge that the name didn't even really make sense to them. It just sounded cool.


yup, read what Chris Kramer said and he even admits that Resident Evil sounds super-cheesy. There was band but also there was another game called biohazard too. hmm wonder what that games all about.
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