News Biohazard (Resident Evil) Manga Short Announced
posted on 2007-11-05 11:00 EST
Biohazard, CAPCOM's horror game franchise that is known as Resident Evil in English, will debut its first manga in issue 50 (on sale November 8) of Akita Shoten's Weekly Shōnen Champion magazine. The Biohazard: The Umbrella Chronicles: Prelude to the Collapse's two-installment arc will recount the fall of the ubiquitous Umbrella bioengineering corporation with the first game's Chris and Jill as main characters. The manga will tie into a Nintendo Wii game which will be released worldwide this month.
Masaru Miyazaki is scripting the manga, and Naotsugu Matsueda (Persona - Tsumi to Batsu) is drawing. Wildstorm published a five-issue 1998 Resident Evil comic, and a few Chinese comics (manhua) were published in Hong Kong. Over 33 million copies of the games have sold worldwide. In addition to Paul W. S. Anderson's three live-action films starring Milla Jovovich, a computer-graphics anime movie titled Biohazard: Degeneration is in the works.