Capcom and Marza Animation Planet have released the first teaser trailer for their upcoming Resident Evil: Biohazard feature film and it looks incredible.
Not to be confused with the American Resident Evil film franchise starring Milla Jovovich, this is a full CGI animated film based hitting theaters next Spring in Japan and in international markets. No word yet on a release date for Resident Evil: Vendetta in North America, sadly.
Until we hear word on a U.S. theatrical run, we can at least dissect the 90 seconds of teaser trailer goodness and see what terrors await. First, the full trailer.
Now, let's break it down.
Set after the events of Resident Evil 6 but before the upcoming Resident Evil 7, the film will feature Leon S. Kennedy, Chris Redfield, and Rebecca Chambers.
It's the third CGI animated film following Resident Evil: Degeneration (2008) and Resident Evil: Damnation (2012).
Well, well, well, if it ain't BSAA SOU Captain Chris Redfield back on the job after stopping the biohazard attack of the C-virus from RE6.
Is that the Spencer Mansion? Or another creepy-as-hell gothic estate? We don't know for sure yet.
We do know it's full of zombies that must be eradicated. The film makers have stated they are going for more of a live-action feel than in previous installments along with anime influences.
US government agent Leon Scott Kennedy gets in on some of the action here. Promotional art also shows him riding in on an Italian Ducati motorcycle, so we have that to look forward to as well.
Unfortunately, no look at Rebecca Chambers in this teaser. I suppose the filmmakers have to save something for the full trailer.
That's all we know about the movie at this point. Now we just have the long wait to find out if it's coming out in the United States or if we are going to have to fire up our Crunchyroll accounts to watch it next year.
In the meantime, you can check out our coverage on Resident Evil 7 coming out January 24, 2017 including our RE7 Impressions for E3 and our analysis of the RE7 scene that borrows from Texas Chainsaw Massacre.