The original Japanese title, Biohazard had to be changed for an American and European release as it was impossible to trademark the name. The name Resident Evil was chosen since the game takes place inside a mansion. Capcom Communications director Chris Kramer thought the name "was super-cheesy; I can't remember what I felt was a better alternative, probably something stupid about zombies – but the rest of the marketing crew loved it and were ultimately able to convince Capcom Japan and Mikami-san that the name fit."
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