Resident Evil Outbreak [PS2 – Beta]

Resident Evil Outbreak [PS2 – Beta]

Even if Capcom had already planned an online version of Resident Evil in 2000, Outbreak (aka Network Biohazard) was officially announced only at E3 2002. This beta version was much more ambitious than the game that we got in the end: originally there were about 20 playable scenarios, some of which were completely removed, notably a Dock stage and The Raccoon City Hotel, while others later appeared in Outbreak File 2, like “Flashback”, the episode located in the forest.

Of course, more levels meant more characters, and unfortunately they had to renounce to include personalities such as little girl with a gun (!), some UBCS members, the fan-favorite Hunk, a policewoman, and on so on. Their polygonal models are still inside the two outbreak games, and it is possible to access them using Gameshark codes.

Another feature prominent in the original trailer was a four player split-screen mode, probably dropped for technical reasons. At the end, Capcom decided to divide Resident Evil Online in two different games: Outbreak and Outbreak File 2. A File 3 was supposed to follow shortly, but Capcom never bothered with the series again.

Here we can also find the videos of the beta versions of the characters endings.

Thanks a lot to daisu1 for some of these images!

Beta Scenarios

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The removed dock level.

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This removed level was located in the Raccoon City Hotel.

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The forest level that later became the “Flashback” scenario in Outbreak File 2.

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This is the location of the Raccoon Hospital from Resident Evil 3. We don’t know if it was supposed to be a separate scenario.

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This sewer was later included in the “Underbelly” scenario of File “2.

Beta Characters

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Four Players Split-screen

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Images

Videos


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11 thoughts on “Resident Evil Outbreak [PS2 – Beta]

  1. AAA

    Not to spam, but I have a few more pics on my site you can use and check out the Birkin video. My site’s an abandonned project and I probably won’t finish it. But it’ll remain online for a while. I kept alot of pictures from the-last-escape (which is now offline).

  2. yota Post author

    great site AAA.. can we use some of these pics on unseen64 ? of course we will give you full credits for it :)

  3. Jonathancristal

    ohh…justo a mi me ustan los niveles de los muelles,es injusto,yo lo hubiera amado ese escenario del dock level,aunque sea que hagan una pagina para descargar los escenarios faltantes del juego. ú,ùU

  4. Barret Marlene

    Oh, I noticed you added “-Fine” next to Derek with a mask on his face, are you calling him ugly?! That’s so mean of you, to think of that about Derek! He’s beautiful on the inside! :(

  5. MikamiFan92

    Wow, I can’t believe how ambitious this game was, I sure wish they had stuck with their plans instead of axing most of it. :’C

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