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Releases in chronological orderEdit

All canon material released in Capcom's main Resident Evil series universe in chronological timeline order:

Release Release date Date of events Summary
Wesker's Report II, Part 1 July 1978 Arklay Laboratory team creates a t-Virus strain by splicing it with Ebola's genome.
Wesker's Report II, Part 2 July 1981 Arklay Laboratory develops Bio Organic Weapons to kill anyone who is immune to t-Virus in a warzone. Creation of Hunter.
Wesker's Report II, Part 3 December 1983 Arklay Laboratory confirms that the t-Virus can create "irregular mutants" and BOWs from any organism.
Wesker's Report II, Part 4 July 1988 Development begins on BOWs which can follow orders at the same intellect as a human soldier. Umbrella USA develops Tyrant; Umbrella Europe develops Nemesis Alpha. Discovery of G-Virus in Lisa Trevor's body.
Resident Evil Zero (flashback cutscene) 1988 Assassination of Dr. James Marcus. Queen Leech begins bonding with his corpse.
Wesker's Report II, Part 5 July, 1998-July 1995 Construction of the underground laboratory. John replaces Birkin as chief Arklay researcher. Albert Wesker transfers to the intelligence services. Lisa Trevor is mis-confirmed "dead" and escapes containment.
BIO HAZARD The Wicked North Sea Unknown
Resident Evil Zero July 23-24, 1998 S.T.A.R.S. Bravo Team investigates Raccoon Forest for a supposed cult of drug-addicted cannibals. They are attacked by a Cerberus pack and get lost. Death of Queen Leech, which was taking the form of James Marcus.
Umbrella Chronicles July 23-24, 1998 Albert Wesker infiltrates the executive training school and the water treatment plant, and assists in the facility's destruction.
Umbrella Chronicles July 24, 1998 Rebecca Chambers and Richard Aiken find each other at the Dormitory. Richard is attacked by Yawn.
Resident Evil July 24-25, 1998 S.T.A.R.S. Alpha Team investigates the Bravo Team disappearance and continues their mission. Albert Wesker is revealed to be an Umbrella triple agent. Arklay Laboratory destroyed.
Umbrella Chronicles July 25, 1998 Albert Wesker escapes the Arklay Mansion prior to its escape thanks to his Progenitor infection. Death of Lisa Trevor.
Resident Evil Outbreak
  • Outbreak
  • Hellfire
September 25-26, 1998 Spread of t-Virus in Raccoon City's water supply, causing thousands to unexpectedly transform into Zombies. US Army and Army National Guard are deployed into the city.
Resident Evil 3: Nemesis (opening cutscene) September 26, 1998 Massacre of police officers outside of the police station. UBCS mission in Raccoon City begins and quickly falls apart.
Resident Evil 3: Nemesis (first half) September 27-28, 1998 Jill Valentine forms an alliance with surviving UBCS members to escape Raccoon City at a clock tower rendezvous. Umbrella Europe's bio-weapon, Nemesis-T Type, hunts her across the city and she is infected.
Resident Evil 2 September 29-30 Arrival of Leon and Claire in Raccoon City. Death of Drs. William and Annette Birkin. Infection of Sherry with G-Virus.
Resident Evil 2 (The 4th Survivor) September 30, 1998 HUNK escapes Raccoon City with a G-Virus sample.
Resident Evil 3: Nemesis (second half) October 1, 1998 Carlos Oliveira finds a vaccine to treat Jill's condition. Barry Burton rescues the two in a helicopter as Raccoon City is bombed. Death of Pursuer.
Resident Evil Outbreak
  • Decisions, Decisions
October 1, 1998 A group of survivors escape Raccoon City with Daylight.
Resident Evil Outbreak File 2
  • End of the Road.
October 1, 1998 A group of survivors escape Raccoon City with AT1521.
Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles October 1, 1998 Ada escapes Raccoon City with the G-Virus.
Resident Evil Survivor November 1998
Resident Evil CODE:Veronica December 1998 Wesker and his HCF army destroy the Umbrella military base on Rockfort Island and cause an outbreak. Claire and Chris meet in Antarctica as Wesker hunts for the t-Veronica Virus.
Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles 2002 Release of t-Virus into the Amazon. USSTRATCOM sends Leon to hunt down the perpetrator, Javier Hidalgo, and the Umbrella employee selling him weapons.
Resident Evil: Dead Aim September 2002 Experimental t+G Virus stolen from Paris. Attempted bioterror attack on United States on China using missiles with a t-Virus payload.
Umbrella Chronicles February 2003 Collapse of Umbrella's Caucasus outpost. Wesker hands over incriminating data to the US government proving Umbrella's guilt in the Raccoon City Destruction Incident. Umbrella files for bankruptcy and its subsidiaries collapse over the next few months.
Resident Evil 4 Mid-2004 Spanish cult and bio-weapons developer Los Iliminados abducts Ashley Graham, daughter of President Graham, in a plot to force a mole into the White House.
Resident Evil: Revelations 2005
Angela's Diary August-November 2005 TerraSave ties WilPhama to viral outbreak in India, believing incorrectly the Zombies were the result of a bad vaccine trial. Curtis Miller is radicalised and begins plans for a bioterror attack.
Resident Evil: Degeneration November 2005 Miller launches a bioterror attack in Harvardville, and is later revealed to be a puppet of Dr. Frederic Downing to fake his death in the outbreak and sell t-Virus on the black market.
Resident Evil 5 Mid-2006 Death of Oswell E. Spencer at the hands of Albert Wesker. Jill is believed dead after falling down a cliff, but is instead captured by Wesker for Uroboros research.
Experience Kijuju December 2008-March 2009 An American miner working in Kijuju blogs about the deterioration of law and order in the city as violent nationalist gangs begin killing foreigners in the street.
BSAA Remote Desktop February-March 2009 The BSAA debates whether there is a bio-weapons threat in Kijuju. A photograph of blackmarketeer Ricardo Irving confirms it.
Resident Evil 5 March 2009
BIOHAZARD THE STAGE 2010
Resident Evil: Revelations 2 2011
Resident Evil: Damnation 2011
Resident Evil: The Marhawa Desire 2012
Resident Evil: Umbrella Corps 2012
2013
Resident Evil 6 2012
2013
BIOHAZARD heavenly island 2014
Resident Evil 7: Biohazard 2014
Resident Evil: Umbrella Corps
  • Multiplayer
2015
MUSICAL BIOHAZARD ~The Voice of Gaia~ Unknown
Resident Evil: Vendetta Unknown
Resident Evil 7: Biohazard 2017