Biohazard/Resident Evil Game Series Gets 1st Stage Play in Tokyo in October
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
CAPCOM opened a website on Friday to announce that the Biohazard (Resident Evil) video game series is getting its first stage play adaptation. The Biohazard the Stage adaptation will premiere at Tokyo's EX Theater Roppongi near the end of October.
Avex Live Creative and Ace Crew Entertainment are in charge of the play's planning, and CAPCOM is in charge of editorial supervision. CAPCOM will reveal the cast, additional staff, and ticket information at a later date. The play plans to use videos and darkness to provide a more personal experience for the audience.
The stage play's plot will revolve around a bioterrorism incident that occurs at a university in western Australia. Chris and Piers from BSAA's anti-bioterrorism unit head to the scene to investigate, and they cooperate with former S.T.A.R.S. member Rebecca, who is teaching at the university. On the scene, they meet a mysterious young man named Tyler Howard.
The Resident Evil game series has shipped 65 million copies worldwide, and has also inspired a series of Hollywood live-action films as well as several manga series. The latest game, Resident Evil Revelations 2, received a physical copy in North America for the PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, and PC on March 17 and in Europe on March 20. The PlayStation Vita version will ship in North America on August 18.