Looks like we will be seeing a different take on the ever famous zombie survival game franchise. Capcom has just announced that their famous zombie franchise Resident Evil (much known in Japan as Biohazard) will get its first stage play in Japan this October. The title of the play is Biohazard: The Stage and will feature some of the notable characters in the series such as Chris Redfield, Rebecca Chambers and Piers Nivan.
Japanese gaming website Inside Games provided the brief summary of the stage play:
?The stage is set in a western Australia university, where a bioterrorism incident occurs. A couple of anti-bioterrorism members from BSAA in Chris and Piers show up to investigate, and they?ll work with former S.T.A.R.S. member Rebecca, who is currently working as a professor at the university.
A mysterious young man named Tyler Howard also shows up, but no one knows anything about him; however what he also seems to know the shocking truth behind the incident.
With the rapidly spreading virus and zombies approaching, will they be able to solve the case on time??
Biohazard: The Stage will be shown in October at the EX Theater Roppongi in Tokyo, Japan. This is not the first time Capcom has conducted a stage play for their game franchises, their previous stage adaptation include Ace Attorney (which also released a live action movie adaptation in 2012) and the Sengoku-era game franchise Sengoku Basara (which spanned its own line of animated series and movie)
Capcom isn?t the only publisher that is doing the same project, Sega also has a lineup of stage plays for their game franchise from the likes of the Yakuza game series, the sci-fi MMORPG Phantasy Star Online 2, the racing game Initial D Arcade and even the cute puzzle game Puyo Puyo gets its own stage adaptation.