Resident Evil Survivor, known in Japan as Biohazard Gun Survivor (バイオハザード ガンサバイバー,Baiohazādo Gan Sabaibā?) is set in the isolated city of Sheena Island around November 1998. This game is a major departure from the series, deviating from the third-person perspective of the previous games to a first-person view. The Japanese and PAL versions of the game allowed use of the Namco GunCon, a light gun that gave the game a more arcade feel. It was decided by Capcom U.S.A. that the American version would not allow the use of the GunCon, due to the then-recent Columbine Massacre, instead giving players a slower, more atmospheric gameplay experience.
It was re-released in March 2001 in Japan as part of the Capcom Collection (Japanese: "Kapukore"). The game was also released for PC in China in 2002. Instead of a straight source conversion, it was fully reconstructed on a different engine. This version allowed mouse-aiming and had graphic-filtering, although it is also known for being buggy and lacking general AI scripts.