Resident Evil, the game that defined the survival horror genre on the Sony PlayStation, is seeking to expand its legacy back to the 16-bit era. The website PSCD.ru has released a demo of Resident Evil 16-bit for the Sega Mega Drive / Genesis. No storyline details are given, but based on screenshots and the demo, it appears that Claire Redfield will play a significant role in the game.
The demo is very short but it does show several key concepts of gameplay such as a 16-bit rendering of the iconic RE inventory screen and a third-person isometric view. The level shown seems to take place in a zombie infested hotel based on the long corridors, a grand staircase leading from a large lobby, and a bloody scrawling of “RedRum” on a bathroom wall in an apparent reference to The Shining.
The game is obviously still in the very early stages of development but the team at PSCD are committed to its completion. Let’s hope they see it through. In the meantime, check out Resident Evil Gaiden on the Game Boy Color for some pixelated zombie killing action.