Basic Info
Game Name: Resident Evil 0
Release Date: November 2002
Platform: Gamecube
Publishers:
Capcom
Developers: Flagship Co., Ltd.
Capcom Production Studio 3
Theme: Horror
Sci-Fi
Genre: Action/Adventure

Resident Evil 0

Overview

Resident Evil 0 is the prequel to the Resident Evil series but the fifth game released in the series. Resident Evil 0 was released on the Nintendo Gamecube on November 12, 2002. A Wii version was released in 2009. In this game you play as Rebecca Chambers, a medic in the S.T.A.R.S. team, who was sent to investigate the series of murders in the Arklay Mountains outside of Raccoon City.

Gameplay

The game takes place on July 23, 1998. The S.T.A.R.S. Bravo team were sent to the Arklay Mountains to investigate murders that have recently occurred in the area. While flying over the forest, Bravo team's helicopter crashes for unknown reasons. After leaving the crash site, the team discovers an overturned Military Police vehicle with the orders to transport a prisoner to be executed.

Rebecca Chambers discovers an Ecliptic Express without power in the middle of the forest. When she enters the train she encounters a swarm of zombies and infected canines. Continuing her journey through the train she comes across the prisoner Billy Coen. Being the fact that they are in an uncontrollable situation Rebecca agrees to team up with Billy, but once safe she planned on bringing Billy into custody. As the duo moves on, they come across what they think to be a survivor, but in fact it is a humanoid leech. Billy kills the leech creature, soon after they see a man outside of the train standing on a cliff who appears to have control over the leeches. Not knowing who the individual is the duo works to get the train's power back online. Once the train has power it moves on to an unknown location and eventually derails.

Exiting the destroyed train, Rebecca and Billy arrives at the mansion which is revealed to be the training grounds for new Umbrella employees. Upon entering the mansion, the two are greeted with a pre-recorded message from James Marcus. Overtime the two encountered swarms of zombies as well as other B.O.W.'s. After their time together Rebecca began to realize that Billy wasn't the the criminal type and began to wonder why he was sentenced to be executed. The two then travel to an underground part of the training facility and are separated when the floor under Rebecca collapses. After being rescued by Billy, Rebecca questions why he was sentenced to execution. Billy explains that he was part of the USMC (United States Marine Corps) and during his mission in Africa he was ordered to kill civilians of a small African Village suffering from a civil war. Billy refused to follow the orders he was given and when the information proved to be false, the slaughter was blamed entirely on him.

As the two enters a sewage treatment plant the meet James Marcus. Marcus was observing Rebecca and Billy during their progress throughout the training facility. Marcus reveals that a decade ago he was assassinated during his leech research. He explained that the Queen leech infected with the T-Virus crawled into his mouth and resurrect Marcus. During his speech the Queen leech takes over Marcus' body, causing him to mutate into another type of leech monstrosity. The duo manages to escape the training facility as it rocked due to a gigantic explosion. After escape, Rebecca takes Billy's dog tags to prove that he did not survive. The two then go their separate ways. In the distance Rebecca is able to see Spencer's mansion.