The official website for Resident Evil: Vendetta (Biohazard: Vendetta), the first CG anime full-length film based on CAPCOM's Resident Evil (Biohazard) horror game franchise, began streaming a teaser promotional video on Sunday at 5:00 p.m. JST (4:00 a.m. EDT) after Tokyo Game Show 2016 ended. CAPCOM began showing the same video — the film's first footage made public — at its booth at Tokyo Game Show on Thursday.
The video reveals that the film will open in Japanese theaters in spring 2017.
The film will have a completely original story, and will feature characters from multiple games in the series, including Chris Redfield, Rebecca Chambers, and Leon Kennedy. CAPCOM producer Hiroyuki Kobayashi (Resident Evil 4, Sengoku Basara) is supervising the project.
Takanori Tsujimoto (The Next Generation -Patlabor-, Ultraman X) is directing the film at Marza Animation Planet, with a script by Makoto Fukami (Psycho-Pass, School-Live!). Kenji Kawai (Patlabor, Ghost in the Shell) is composing the music. Takashi Shimizu (Ju-on, live-action Kiki's Delivery Service) is credited as executive producer.
In a collaboration between the film and Italian motorcycle company Ducati, Resident Evil: Vendetta will feature a scene in which Leon fends off an enemy riding Ducati's newest model, the XDiavel.