Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D is an action game developed by Capcom for the Nintendo 3DS. Before the final product was released Capcom had a different idea for 2 game modes 1 called “scene attack” and the other called “survival”. Not much is known other than they were scrapped into one mode. In the beta demo you could play a level known as 4-1 and in the video below you can see at 2:49 an Ax guy walking towards the player, but in the final game the boss was changed to a Garrador, a totally different boss. Also, you can notice that where the players score is in the HUD, there are six 0’s, but in the final it was changed to seven 0’s
Resident evil: Umbrella Chronicles is a rail shooter, released in 2007, and developed by Capcom for the Nintendo Wii. This is the first installment of the Resident Evil Rail Shooter titles for the Wii – with the sequel being Darkside Chronicles. Before the game’s release, an early beta gameplay video was released on the web. The gameplay video demo is titled “Gamer’s Day Version” and certain aspects of the game shows various beta differences not in the final product.
Here is the list of differences as seen in the video:
Note: Some of these differences are placeholders, while other differences can be considered beta.
Chris and Jill’s Dialog in this video is different in comparison to the final product. It can be assumed that their Voice-overs were re-recorded before release.
2) Different HUD:
In the video it shows the HUD with the health bar on the left-hand bottom of the screen and the weapon selection system is on the upper left-hand corner. In the final product the HUD is all in one (health and weapon selection) and is located in the left-hand corner of the screen in the final product.
3) Forest Zombie Placeholder:
During the video, Chris and Jill scream in “Horror” when they run into Zombie Forest. Zombie Forest isn’t seen in this video and that a normal zombie enemy is in it’s place. It can be assumed the zombie forest model wasn’t completed before this video was recorded.
4) Placeholder sound effects:
If you listen carefully you can hear Resident Evil 4 grunt and death sound effect used (Zombie and Zombie Dog grunts and death grunts). It can be assumed that these sound effects are placeholders.
5) Different Counter Animations:
In the video, Chris has a different counter. The counter animation shows Chris stabing and then kicking the zombie down. While in the final product it was changed slightly – In the final it shows chris sticking a knife into a zombies head and then kicking the zombie down. Not much of a change, but it’s different.
6) Cross Hair:
The cross harl is slightly different. In the video it’s just a cross hair. While in the final product it shows not just the crosshair but how much ammo you have in your weapon. The same cross used in game (as shown in the video) can be seen in the final product as a way to navigate the menu.
7) Different Zombie Locations:
One difference can be noted in the video is on the walkway in the main hall, before the giant snake battle. Bellow chris comments: “I thought we already killed them?!” The camera then pans over to the zombies in the main hall, showing the player what chris is talking about. In that very same video you can normal zombies, as opposed to the crimson head zombies seen in the final product.
Resident Evil: Revelations is a survival horror developed by Capcom and published for the Nintendo 3DS in January / February 2012. It seems that the beta version of Resident Evil Revelations featured an almost completely different story line where Chris and Jill were on an unnamed ship. For some reason the two protagonists turn against each other. The original trailer shows a Chris look-alike tied down to a chair. Jill asks Chris if he has some sort of object and Chris replies “You’ll have to kill me to find out.” The characters and story in Resident Evil Revelations seem to have been heavily changed during its production.
Fun note: prior to its release, Capcom sent North American copies of Resident Evil: Revelations to reviewers, with the game’s title misspelled as “Revelaitons”.
In the second video, there’s another beta cutscene that didn’t make the final game. [Spoiler] When you first meet Rachel as Jill you just see her getting killed through the glass window in game there is no cutscene. In the Resident Evil Revelations pilot version demo in merc 3d, Rachel is not used and there is a different person that sounds like Raymond.
If you find more beta differences in the old trailers and screens, please let us know!
Do you remember the cancelled Resident Evil port that was in development for the GameBoy color? A playable “almost finished” beta version of this game does exist out there and now it’s our chance to preserve it and share the rom with everyone. Kiff at the Assembler Games Forum has opened a foundraising campaign to raise about $2,000 to be able to release the game publically ($124.06 raised so far). Check the original topic on Assembler or read the details below to help the preservation of Resident Evil GBC!
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Most people are probably aware of this title but for those that aren’t – This was canned around 90% into development (so so close to release; what a shame). It was designed by HotGen to be a direct conversion of the Playstation original. Capcom refused the final build in 2000 saying that they ‘were not confident that the product would have made both consumers and Capcom happy’.