Resident Evil CODE: Madman is a fanmade recreation of one of the prototypes that Capcom scrapped before releasing what we all know as Resident Evil 4.
Resident Evil 4 went through several very different prototypes before Capcom settled on the version that we all know and love – one of them ended up being Devil May Cry and most of the rest were just scraped and the assets used elsewhere. Resident Evil CODE: Madman is a recreation of the third cancelled prototype, known as Hallucination, which Capcom actually showed footage of at E3 2003. and featured a virus-infected Leon exploring a mansion filled with creepy paranormal enemies such as haunted suits of armour and living dolls.
The developer of Resident Evil CODE: Madman has used the gameplay footage and information available about the Hallucination prototype to recreate the version of RE4 that could of been. Although there was a bit of gameplay footage and information known about Hallucination, there was little known about the actual plot, so the dev plans to create a narrative that continues on from Resident Evil CODE: Veronica.
The dev is continuing to work on Resident Evil CODE: Madman (for as long as Capcom’s lawyers allow it) and has just released a Prototype Demo build. It’s fairly short, but is very impressive, and certainly feels like a Resident Evil game. While no-ones going to complain about the version of Resident Evil 4 that Capcom did finally release, it’s nice to ruminate on what could of been, and it’s nice to be back in an old creepy Resident Evil mansion!
Download the Resident Evil CODE: Madman Prototype Here (Controlpad Required)