The book is also literally called "Gun Survivor" in the Japanese version. Whoever wrote the English text apparently overlooked the reference.
The game should've been canon, honestly. It is in my own head-canon... At least the general premise with the new characters and masterminds, only. Was more deserving of it than 5, 6, movie and every other spin-off aside from Outbreak. The reintroduction of Alex Wesker in the RE Engine was incredible.I found a lot in Resident Evil: Resistance. It's not canon and the game didn't have a really good reception made worse with not enough support for the game, but it grew on me after a while.
And I found a lot of nods to memes, and movies:
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