A fan recreation of the 2003 Resident Evil 4 prototype is now available to download on PC…for now.
It may be one of the most revolutionary titles of current history, but there’s no shame in admitting that Resident Evil 4 falls into the list of games that refuse to die; including the original GameCube version, Resident Evil 4 has seen a whopping 11 releases since its debut 12 years ago.
Prior to the official GameCube release, Capcom showcased a series of prototype versions that would eventually become the beloved Resident Evil 4. These prototypes highlighted Capcom’s vision for the future of the franchise, featuring a drastic switch from static camera angles and pre-rendered environments, to the 3rd-person over-the-shoulder look that’s become a gameplay standard in the industry. One such prototype has been recreated as a fan-project titled “Resident Evil CODE: Madman”. Created by “Shigu”, John Burnette and David Krug, Madman is based on the Hallucination prototype shown at E3 2003, with an infected Leon exploring a mansion filled with living dolls and haunted suits of armor.
A direct link to download Resident Evil CODE: Madman is provided here through Megaupload…unless it meets the same fate as several other recent fan-projects.
Wednesday, January 11th marked the 12th Anniversary of Resident Evil 4‘s GameCube release. Fast-forwarding to this year, Resident Evil 4: Biohazard takes the series into first-person exploration when it releases on 1/24 for PC, Xbox One and PS4.