‘Resident Evil: Death Island’ Getting a Manga Adaptation Starting This Friday

Itching to see just what the upcoming Resident Evil: Dead Island is all about? Rather than waiting until July (or watching the trailer ad nauseam), Capcom will kick off a serial manga adaptation of Death Island this Friday.

Per the official Biohazard: Death Island Twitter account, the first volume of the manga will arrive on May 19th on COMIC Hu. Details are still being kept under wraps at the moment (seeing as the film is, you know, out in two months) but you can check out some of the awesome art below that’s already been released.

The sequel to 2017’s Resident Evil: Vendetta, Death Island features a completely original story and features characters from across the series. Hiroyuki Kobayashi (Resident Evil 4 producer) served as supervisor for the project. Sony Pictures Entertainment will be distributing the film worldwide, excluding Japan.

Directed by Eiichiro Hasumi (“Assassination Classroom”) from a screenplay by Makoto Fukami (“Psycho-Pass”),  Resident Evil: Death Island is a sequel to Resident Evil: Vendetta. D.S.O. agent Leon S. Kennedy is on a mission to rescue Dr. Antonio Taylor after he was kidnapped. However, a mysterious woman blocks his initial pursuit.

Meanwhile, B.S.A.A. agent Chris Redfield is investigating a zombie outbreak in San Francisco, where the cause of the infection cannot be identified. The only thing the victims have in common is that they all visited Alcatraz Island recently. Following that clue, Chris and his team head to the island, where a new horror awaits them.

Resident Evil: Death Island is slated for release in Japan on July 7. It’s still not confirmed what the worldwide release date will be.

Thanks to Dusk Golem for the heads up.

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