Experience a brand new chapter in Capcom's classic horror survival series,
Resident Evil. Now a desperate fight for survival takes place aboard the
luxury cruise-liner Star Light, that is overflowing with a host of deadly zombies.
There is no escape. As S.T.A.R.S. operative Barry Burton, it's up to you to help
Leon S. Kennedy, locate and rescue a young survivor named Lucia and disable a
new deadly Bio-Organic Weapon.
With countless traps to avoid, rooms to explore,puzzles to solve and mysteries to uncover,
each lurking horror survived will take you closer to the source of the Resident Evil.
Survival is your only option.
MAIN CHARACTER SYPNOSIS
Former member of S.T.A.R.S. Alpha Team who during the Spencer Mansion
incident betrayed his own partners. He eventually redeemed himself by saving Jill
Valentine's life when she was about to get killed by the team's commander, Albert
Wesker. After the terrible events in the mansion, Barry took his wife and
two daughters to live in Canada. That was done to keep them safe from harm. But he didn't stay
with them for long, for he quickly returned to join Chris Redfield in doing missions
against umbrella. To help with their missions, Leon S. Kennedy who had himself
joined an anti-Umbrella agency, provided Barry and Chris with information on the
corporation's movements. Leon's agency contacts Barry when they lose contact
with the former police officer during a mission on a luxury ocean cruiser. Barry
agrees to locate Leon S.Kennedy and eliminate a new type of B.O.W. created by
Leon S. Kennedy
Former Raccoon City police officer who secretly joins an anti-Umbrella
agency. Leon is sent on a mission to a cruise-liner in order to destroy a new type
of Bio-Organic Weapon (B.O.W.) developed at Umbrella Labs and that had previously
escaped. As Leon begins tracking the B.O.W., the agency he was working for loses
contact with him. His last report came in over 24 hours ago.
Controversy over Gaiden's Epilogue
The ending of Resident Evil Gaiden has sparked much debate among fans mainly because it
shows a close-up of Leon's neck bleeding green blood, indicating that he was infected
by a virus before Barry came to rescue him, thus we're led to believe that Leon
either died or became a zombie. Thus making it impossible for the character to show up in
Resident Evil 4. This is a very popular theory of the game's ending, but it is not a
theory based on actual facts explained in the game.
In the game's storyline, the B.O.W. is featured as a new type of amoeba-like creature
that tends to imitate humans and he does this several times throughout the game. It is
important to take note of the fact that the B.O.W. does not need to kill the original
organisms in order to imitate them perfectly. Proof of this fact is that both Leon and
Lucia were imitated by the creature at different points of the game's story. In such
instances, both of the characters survive and can be seen very much alive in the rest of the
A relevant event within the game, occurs when headquarters contacts Barry Burton and
informs him of a way to identify the B.O.W. Monster. It is explained to him that the
creature emanates green blood when wounded. Another important clue given in the game, is that
when the Parasite B.O.W. infiltrates a human body to live inside of it, the human host
will always bleed red blood and not green blood. Only the parasite itself will have green
blood. The color of the blood even plays a relevant role in the game when Barry has to
identify the real Lucia from the fake one, near the game's epilogue.
Therefore, if all these clues are considered, it is understood that at the game's ending we're
actually seeing the B.O.W. imitating Leon and the green blood on the creature's
neck was actually given prominence on screen in order to emphasize that very point. The way
how the "real" Leon survived the sinking of the Starlight ship, is something the game does not
In any case, most fans will disregard Resident Evil Gaiden's plot line because of the
cryptic ending and also due to the game's title: Gaiden, which literally means "Another
Story". However, it is important to take notice that Shinji Mikami (Resident Evil
creator) is credited in the game as an advisor. Thus he had to approve the story.