Resident Evil: Vendetta is getting more than the straight-to-Blu-Ray treatment. Fans will be able to see the animated feature in cinemas during a short theatre run. Because yes.
Resident Evil: Vendetta is produced by long-time Resident Evil producer and designer Hiroyuki Kobayashi and Grudge-director Takashi Shimizu. Meanwhile, Takanori Tsujimoto (Bushido Man) will be handling directing duties.
Interestingly enough the animated feature will look to bridge the gap between the events of Resident Evil 6 and Resident Evil 7: Biohazard games.
Watch the announcement trailer here:
BSAA Chris Redfield enlists the help of government agent Leon S. Kennedy and Professor Rebecca Chambers from Alexander Institute of Biotechnology to stop a death merchant with a vengeance from spreading a deadly virus in New York.
Watch the trailer in the player below:
Resident Evil: Vendetta is set to release in Japanese cinemas sometime in May. US fans will be able to see the movie in theatres as well. This of course comes with strings attached. Resident Evil: Vendetta won’t receive an official American theatrical run, so those Western fans that wish to see it on the big screen will need to participate in a one night only Fathom event running on June 19th. Tickets for those events will be available from this website starting on March 31st. There’s no word yet on which cinemas will participate in the showing, but you can expect this to be a very limited release.
Resident Evil: Vendetta is slated for release come 2017