Resident Evil 6.5 Featured Leon and Sherry In Lead Role, Concept Art and Details Emerge
A scrapped entry in the Resident Evil series, titled Resident Evil 6.5, was reportedly set to feature Leon and Sherry in the lead role.
According to Aesthetic Gamer, also known as Dusk Golem, on Twitter, Resident Evil 6.5 was a canceled game from Capcom that was to feature Leon and Sherry in the lead role. Concept art from the game was recently discovered online from an artist’s art blog.
Resident Evil 4, 5, 6.5 & 7 Concept Art
Concept art from the scrapped Resident Evil 6.5 can be seen below.
Golem stated that this was a scrapped version of Resident Evil 7 that played similar to Resident Evil 6, but featured Leon and Sherry in a fictional European city that was loosely inspired by Venice, Italy. According to him, it featured choice-based events, where time slowed down and the player would have a certain period of time to make a decision. These segments were said to have been inspired from Telltale’s games.
A polished 30-60 minute vertical slice of the canceled game was developed in late 2012 to late 2013, as per Golem. However, he stated that it eventually got scrapped in favor of the idea to return to the series roots with the version of Resident Evil 7 that saw the light of day. The artist in question has worked on every Resident Evil game since Resident Evil 4. They also has some artwork from a Resident Evil 3.5 as well as Resident Evil Village on their art blog.
In related news, a major Resident Evil series villain who made a brief appearance in the original Resident Evil 4 had previously appeared in the voice acting credits for the upcoming remake. Albert Wesker, a major villain in the Resident Evil series, had made a brief appearance in the original Resident Evil 4, and based on the voice acting credits for the remake, he’ll be making a return in the latter. Wesker is listed under “Top Cast” on IMDB, implying that he may have a more prominent role in the remake.