Capcom releases Resident Evil 1.5 prototype demo for Playstation 1

Sunday, March 3rd, 2013

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Resident Evil 2, Resident Evil 1.5

Resident Evil 2, Resident Evil 1.5

 

The wait is over for Retro gamers and Resident Evil (Biohazard) fans who have been eagerly awaiting the Capcom restoration of the unfinished version of the title Resident Evil 2 (BioHazard 2). It should be noted that this version of the game was different from the Resident Evil 2 game that was actually released by Capcom. Within hours of releasing a video detailing the restoration of the game Capcom released a downloadable demo of their work in progress.

Since Capcom cast-aside the game in the mid-nineties the unfinished game has been sought out by many, with each copy of the game fetching a considerable price.  For everyone else though it has been just a game to dream about until now.

The downloadable demo appears to have been brought about due to someone unlawfully obtaining this current restoration in progress with the intent on selling and cashing in quickly. Luckily fans caught the alleged person out trying to sell it on eBay. Whilst upsetting, the team decided to retaliate by releasing a playable demo of their own build making any stolen copy worthless.

It is sad to think people would stoop to such a level. In light of this though, with warning from the team working on Resident Evil 2’s restoration that the game is very much an unfinished piece that will occasionally crash. The final piece of course will be bug free. This also means retro gamers who have not had a chance to get their hands on the unfinished version of Resident Evil 2 (Resident Evil 1.5) will be able to do so.

The downloadable ISO of Resident Evil 1.5 has been made available from The-Horror forums, which can either be played in a Sony PlayStation 1 emulator or on the original hardware via a modchip or backup device.

Link to The-Horror forums thread and download

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  • Coarse

    So wait…This isn’t CAPCOM releasing the playable build. This is some fans.

    • Ryan_oprainfall

      From what I understand, Capcom gave them permission to post the demo so as to make selling the demo worthless, or at least that is what I have gathered from both the OS as well as the forums which are also linked.

  • wut

    Capcom didn’t give them permission to post anything. The people who are working on the game are entirely independent of Capcom. They just happen to have a copy of 1.5. A certain individual named “Colvin Welsh” obtained a copy of their work and was trying to sell it for 1000 USD/copy on Ebay. When he wouldn’t stop trying to cash in on their non-profit work, they decided to release the copy he stole for free to render it worthless and unsellable.

  • Billy86@gmail.com

    I think Jodie needs to do a little editing on this article.

  • StarDragonJP

    Wow, you apparently did no research whatsoever before posting this