Resident Evil: Death Island Trailer Teases Jill Valentine

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Kadokawa Animation has shared the first official teaser trailer for Resident Evil: Death Island, a new animated feature based on Capcom’s survival horror series that stars Leon Kennedy and Chris Redfield, who must now fight their way past monsters and other bioweapons in San Francisco and Alcatraz Island. While the new trailer only comprises around 30 seconds of footage, it can confirm the appearance of Jill Valentine, one of the franchise’s most popular characters that hasn’t been playable in a mainline RE title since Resident Evil 5 Gold Edition, not counting 2020’s Resident Evil 3 remake. A sequel to 2017’s Resident Evil: Vendetta, Resident Evil: Death Island is scheduled for release in the summer of 2023.

The official story synopsis, per IGN’s copy of the trailer:

D.S.O. agent Leon S. Kennedy is on a mission to rescue Dr. Antonio Taylor from kidnappers, when a mysterious woman thwarts his 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. Directed by Eiichiro Hasumi (Assassination Classroom) from a screenplay by Makoto Fukami (Psycho-Pass). Based on Resident Evil, the hit survival-horror game that sold over 130 million copies worldwide, Death Island is a new CG animated film and sequel to Resident Evil: Vendetta. Sony Pictures Home Entertainment is distributing the film worldwide excluding Japan Summer 2023.

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