Unfinished Prototype Builds of Resident Evil 1 Now Online

Prototype-Resident-Evil-1-Betas-online-for-downloadWhere prototype games are concerned, there's one group of hardcore fans constantly searching for unfinished code. Resident Evil fans are well aware of the unreleased and unfinished Resident Evil 1.5, however news of two sample versions of the first game being preserved should please many gamers.

Hidden Palace recently posted news of their latest release online. Having already preserved numerous unreleased games for the public to enjoy (such as Stone Protectors on the Sega Mega Drive), their latest release should come as no surprise.

The Resident Evil series is rich in undocumented history which is often the driving force behind the hardcore fans. In the run up to the release of the second game in the series, what was at the time a near finished version of the game was scrapped and eventually replaced with what is now known as Resident Evil 2. The unfinished and unreleased Resident Evil 2 was quickly dubbed as Resident Evil 1.5, leaving the batch of surviving videos and images of the remains priceless.

However not all hope is lost. It is almost confirmed that Resident Evil1.5 is 'safe' in collectors hands somewhere, as newer and higher quality videos seem to surface from time to time. But the most impressive fact surrounding 1.5 is the amount of collectors lining up to get their hands on it. With hundreds of threads online publicly making offers to the owner in the mist, it's yet to be known if any have been accepted.

Hidden Palace this week released two prototype versions of the first Resident Evil game, which should hopefully calm the collecting nerves of the 1.5 hunters for some time. Featuring two builds from 7 months before the game was released, we are awaiting many undiscovered differences to be uncovered in the unfinished code.

Resident Evil Prototype Builds Gameplay Video

Should you be part of the hardcore Resident Evil fans or fancy an afternoon poking around in unfinished code, head over to Hidden Palace now to get your hands on the prototypes.

Link: Download Resident Evil 1 Prototypes from Hidden Palace

Last Updated ( 27 March 2011 )  


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(Link to this comment) Tyron 2011-03-28 18:08
Holy sh!t, am I dreaming? I've been waiting years for this to be released! So many times a guy has popped up claiming to own it and not to sell it.

Every hardcore RE fans dream! :D
(Link to this comment) nakamura 2011-03-29 11:16
Nice link Cauterize! Got it working on my PSP thanks!! :)

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