G4 has debuted the first trailer for the new animated sequel Resident Evil: Damnation, which will be released in 3D theaters in 2012. Click below for your first look at this sequel to Resident Evil: Degeneration and you can take a look at the press release below as well:
Haruhiro Tsujimoto, President and COO and Sony Pictures Entertainment Japan Co., Ltd. have announced the coproduction of Resident Evil: Damnation, a sequel to the full-length CG animation feature Resident Evil: Degeneration based upon the Resident Evil (known in Japan as BIOHAZARD) series of games.
While the predecessor Resident Evil: Degeneration had only a limited 2-week/3-screen theatrical release in Japan, box office sales surpassed 40 million yen, and the home video release has shipped more than 1.6 million copies worldwide, making the film a global hit.
Since its initial release in 1996, the Resident Evil series of home video games has established the "survival horror" genre and has shipped over 44 million units worldwide, continuing to captivate its fans as a powerful property. Resident Evil 5, which was released in 2009, shipped over 5.4 million units worldwide, recording the highest sales within the franchise.
The three Resident Evil live-action films previously released have collectively grossed US$ 380 million at the Box Office internationally, making it a mega hit franchise. Resident Evil: Afterlife as known as "Biohazard 4: Afterlife", which has just been released globally on September 10th, has become the Number One hit in Japan, the US, and other parts of the world during its opening weekend.
Resident Evil: Damnation will feature as its main character Leon S. Kennedy just like its predecessor. The film is currently in production, with plans for a terrifying 3D release in Japan in 2012.