A Brave New World Of Survival Horror
A new year is nearly upon us, both for horror gaming and this site as a whole. It has already been mentioned that the site will be going through some big changes as we go into our third year as Rely on Horror, and one of them is just around the corner! I’m sure many of you may have seen the photo that was updated just the other day to our facebook page (for those of you who haven’t, it’s below the article) and are probably curious what “Resident Evil: Unlimited” actually IS.
Resident Evil: Unlimited is a brand-new feature to Rely on Horror that will be the start of some of the new things you can expect from us in the coming months. Every other Thursday, exclusively here on Rely on Horror, will be a new chapter in an on-going web comic that adapts the Resident Evil universe, stitching together elements from every game into one whole, continuous story. For instance, we will begin the comic with the events of the original Resident Evil, with the S.T.A.R.S. Alpha Team’s investigation into the disappearance of Bravo Team, and will use elements from every version of Resident Evil 1 to help tell the story (And we mean EVERY version, from the original PlayStation version from 1996, to the GameCube Remake, to the information gleaned in The Umbrella Chronicles version of the game). Another big change is that Resident Evil’s official canon story doesn’t actually exist, due to the fact that Jill and Chris’ scenarios differ so greatly from each other, especially in terms of the number of survivors (Officially, five members of S.T.A.R.S. survived the mansion incident, but it is impossible to get more than four to safety in every version of the game, including Umbrella Chronicles). So no more “Barry… Where’s Barry?” the comic will tell the story in the way it “really” happened.
Extensive research has been done into Resident Evil’s history for this comic, and you may notice elements from other Resident Evil games being woven into the story from the start, like the name of a prominent researcher from an Antarctic Umbrella facility, or the photo of one of the researcher’s girl friend from Chicago; to even bigger elements, like weaving Rebecca’s horrific night in the Umbrella training facility into the story, and exploring Umbrella’s dark legacy with the brilliant William Birkin. All in all, Resident Evil: Unlimited is a deeply devoted fan project, with tremendous amounts of love for every element of Resident Evil’s history- and future. So, what are your thoughts on this new addition to Rely on Horror? Sound off in the comments below!