Capcom’s Resident Evil: Damnation is a feature-length DVD and Blu-ray CGI sequel to Resident Evil: Degeneration. Starring the great Leon Kennedy, Damnation puts its protagonist behind-enemy lines, with no support from the U.S., facing off with a mysterious enemy and many mutated baddies. It’s prime Resident Evil, and what better place to show it off than Comic-Con 2012?
In a packed ballroom at the con, director Makoto Kamiya answered fans questions, showed off Damnation’s trailer, and gave us a special Comic-Con peek at the beginning of the movie.
The feeling and vibe of the footage shown is classic Resident Evil. Kennedy is in a European warzone when he learns that U.S. support is being pulled for the mission. But he’s not having it, and instead, goes rogue. That means no weapons support, and extra danger. After some patented Kennedy on-liners, he is beset by an evil licker, after an atmospheric and badass battle in a dark parking garage, Kennedy ends up nearly killed by the monster... but only nearly. It seems someone has found a way to control the murderous lickers, and has one on a sort of leash. No doubt this so-far faceless licker-whisperer is the main enemy in Damnation. Like any good Comic-Con teaser video, this one does its job by making us all want more.
As for the fan Q & A, the best moment had to have been when one attendee asked if Alice from the Resident Evil movies might ever appear in the DVD series. He was greeted by howls of “NOOO!” from the crowd, as well as the assurance from the creators that she would be “too expensive” and that the universes of the games and live-action movies are totally separate.
But as for information about Damnation, here’s what we learned:
- Ada will appear in the new movie.
- Damnation is set between Resident Evil 5 and Resident Evil 6, so you might want to check it out for some insight into the upcoming game.
- The theatrical release in Japan will be in 3D, but the US release will not.
- The G-Virus will not appear in the game. Instead, “Something else will be causing trouble on this side of the globe.”
- The creators of Resident Evil: Damnation would love to make more CGI movies, and if enough people buy this one, they no doubt will.