Lost In Nightmares Was Originally Part Of Resident Evil 5

By Spencer . January 22, 2010 . 1:06am


Resident Evil 5: Gold Edition has two extra episodes “Lost in Nightmares” and “Desperate Escape.” Lost in Nightmares takes place as a flashback where Chris and Jill raid Spencer’s mansion. It’s new content, but Yasuhiro Anpo, the Director of Resident Evil 5, originally planned to put this chapter in the game.


That was before Resident Evil 5 had cooperative play for the whole game. In a blog post, Anpo writes the content was cut because he didn’t want players to change from Sheva to Jill in the middle of the game. After many players requested to play as Jill, Anpo decided to make it happen in Resident Evil 5: Gold Edition. The transition, he says, has a very natural flow.


Jill and Josh, who’s playable in Desperate Escape, have new moves.


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Josh can elbow drop and tackle Majini.


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Jill has a neck twist a high kick.


Here are more screenshots of the Desperate Escape chapter which comes out on March 3rd as downloadable content and February 18 on Resident Evil 5: Alternative Edition discs for Japan.


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  • Tokyo Guy

    LOL, I’m sure it also had something to do with the “added” benefit of selling the content separately as DLC/a separate disc.

    • kupomogli

      This. Like how Capcom had all of the DLC on disc for both Resident Evil 5 and Street Fighter 4 and people just downloaded the files to unlock it. If it was created before the release, knowing Capcom, it’s guarantee they held it back for more money.

      Watch people download the DLC from XBL or PSN. Wtf? Only 30MB? Kindof small for something like this. Probably not, but I wouldn’t put it past them.

      • Chow

        The RE5 story was complete without the Lost in Nightmares chapter being playable. It’s perfectly justified to be paid DLC.Also, while SF4 had all its DLC content on the disc, RE5 did not have its DLC content on the disc. The download for the RE5 DLC was small, but it was still much larger than a typical unlock key. This is because it was just the code to set up the non-existent mode that wasn’t on the disc. All of the media that was needed for the new mode was already on the disc (like character models, backgrounds textures) , and downloading it again with the DLC would’ve been redundant.

        While I wouldn’t be too terribly surprised if Lost in Nightmares wasn’t hundreds of MBs large, though iirc what they did show in the flashback might’ve been just a plain FMV. If it was an FMV, then Lost in Nightmares will be large. If they for some reason used in-game models for the flashback (which wasn’t necessary as changed costumes didn’t show in it anyway), then it’d be small-ish since there’d still be a lot of areas not shown in the original flashback.

    • Jampirow

      Cut content has been around for ages, just because they cut stuff doesn’t mean it was so they could sell this as DLC later.

      These ignorant DLC-conspiracy theories need to stop already.

  • Code

    You know what every game RE game needs now… an extra mode where you basically go tearing through zombies with your bare hands as Frank West! Face Crusherrrr!

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