Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness is getting a manga-style graphic novel series from Tokyopop, as the publisher revealed the news during their New York Comic Con virtual panel held this weekend.
The new OGN series is set to coincide with Resident Evil’s 25th Anniversary next year as well as the recently announced “Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness” CG animated series for Netflix — which will reunite Resident Evil 2 protagonists Leon S. Kennedy and Claire Redfield together in a new survival horror adventure that once again involves zombies and other biological monstrosities.
Following the reveal, Tokyopop gave an official press release stating their excitement to be working on the new graphic novel tie-in:
A survival horror franchise, RESIDENT EVIL has been a favorite of gamers since its first launch in 1996, and the series has sold over 100 million units cumulatively. With 2021 marking the 25th anniversary, Capcom and TMS Entertainment recently announced original CG animated series is exciting news for horror fans, and the graphic novel series will follow protagonists Leon S. Kennedy and Claire Redfield in an adaptation of the CG animation.
“I’ll never forget back in the beginning of my career, when as a young correspondent for an American gaming publication, I interviewed Capcom’s game director before the first game’s release,” said Stu Levy, TOKYOPOP’s Founder and CEO. “He and his R&D team were so excited to bring cinematic horror storytelling into the video game world. And now we at TOKYOPOP can contribute to the incredible franchise built on their original vision. It’s a dream come true!”
“We’re very excited to be teaming up with TOKYOPOP to expand the world of RESIDENT EVIL: Infinite Darkness,” Masami Tokunaga, Senior Vice President of TMS Entertainment USA, Inc. stated. “We can’t wait to see what horror adventures await Leon and Claire in the graphic novel adaptation.”
No release date has been given for Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness or its manga, but do check out our feature on the first teaser trailer of the upcoming Netflix series.
Source: Comic Book