News Tokyo Game Show [TGS] 2008

Sony dates Resident Evil: Degeneration

Sony Pictures has confirmed that upcoming CGI zombie romp Resident Evil: Degeneration will be released on Blu-ray and DVD in North America on December 30, 2008.

According to reports, the film will be available for around USD 39.95, and features a number of extras such as character profiles, voice bloopers, an interview with male lead Leon Kennedy, a Resident Evil 5 videogame trailer, and a collection of trailers for Degeneration itself.

Resident Evil: Degeneration takes place seven years following the destruction of Raccoon City (as depicted in Resident Evil 3: Nemesis), and follows an outbreak of the T-virus at an unknown airport somewhere in the United States.

The film signals the return of Leon S. Kennedy and Claire Redfield, who previously appeared in Resident Evil 2, as they attempt to neutralize the threat before the virus escapes, causing a nation wide epidemic.

The film makes its Japanese debut at the Tokyo Game Show this week.