Don't Let Resident Evil: Damnation's Teaser Lick You

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Don't Let Resident Evil: Damnation's Teaser Lick You

The teaser trailer for Capcom's CGI Resident Evil: Damnation is slobbery, and teases the inclusion of a significant new character.

The Resident Evil films must be performing well in all of their incarnations, because a fifth live action movie was confirmed earlier this year as was a new fully-CGI film called Resident Evil: Damnation. G4TV recently got its hands on Damnation's first teaser trailer, which may show the addition of a popular Resident Evil protagonist.

Damnation is the follow-up to Resident Evil: Degeneration, Capcom's previous CGI Resident Evil effort that was released in 2008. Degeneration featured Resident Evil 4's Leon S. Kennedy and Resident Evil 2's Claire Redfield, with Kennedy returning in Damnation. Claire Redfield may not be reprising her CGI role for Damnation, but her older brother could be taking her place.

As we can see from the teaser, Leon is caught in a "European warzone," but the warring human factions are the least of his worries. Leon will also have to contend with Resident Evil's Lickers, so the Umbrella Corporation is likely up to no good in the region. At least he can shoot them out of the air before they land on his face.

The teaser earns its name at the end, where we see a shadowy soldier-type standing amongst some firey ruins. Leon aims his weapon at the mysterious man, and the man returns the favor. My first instinct is to say that this is Chris Redfield, an OG of the Resident Evil series that appeared alongside Jill Valentine in the very first game. He's likely raising his weapon to take out all of the lickers about to lick Leon. Otherwise, it could be Wesker, or some other male Resident Evil character.

Degeneration could have fared better critically, but Capcom still considers it a success with over 1 million in home sales. Damnation will hopefully raise the quality bar. The film is projected to come out in 2012, with a 3D theatrical release announced for Japan.

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Looks awesome, I love to see how far this series has come. And, I cannot get enough of Leon. He was my first and favorite of the Resident Evil cast.

I never saw Degeneration, but this does look interesting. The shot at the end depicting Leon surrounded by Lickers gave me the chills. I fucking hate lickers.

Christ, not another one of these shitty movies.

WARNING: Degeneration looked pretty cool too, but it sucked hard! I would only recommend Degeneration if you want to make fun of it, and I have a strong feeling this movie will be the same.

Also, this article's title makes me cry.

Soylent Bacon:
WARNING: Degeneration looked pretty cool too, but it sucked hard! I would only recommend Degeneration if you want to make fun of it, and I have a strong feeling this movie will be the same.

Also, this article's title makes me cry.

Funnily enough, I liked Degeneration more than the live action RE movies, as I found it more of a "Eh, ok" movie rather than the "If I don't watch this and MST3K it, I will slowly go insane" movie like the live action ones (at least the first 2. The third and fourth, which was the first film I saw which showed a promising use for 3D in terms of exaggerating the popular trend of matrix style slow down sequences as well as making rapid movement feel sort of disorienting in a good way rather than shaky cam, had some nice action sequences in them to make them at least fun when the characters weren't trying to focus on plot).

The dude had a AK-47..... Yeah, he ain't spec-ops.

Hmm, that doesnt really look like Chris Redfield... and he does appear after it says "The worst evil is about to be unleashed", and I dont think Leon would A) Turn away from a group of Lickers unless there was a more immediate threat than them or B) Aim at Chris Redfield given that they already know each other and are on the same side.

However, if they are bringing a old Protagonist back I vote Billy Coen! He is awesome! :D

Yeah, I'm betting it's Chris :/

Delock:

Soylent Bacon:
WARNING: Degeneration looked pretty cool too, but it sucked hard! I would only recommend Degeneration if you want to make fun of it, and I have a strong feeling this movie will be the same.

Also, this article's title makes me cry.

Funnily enough, I liked Degeneration more than the live action RE movies, as I found it more of a "Eh, ok" movie rather than the "If I don't watch this and MST3K it, I will slowly go insane" movie like the live action ones (at least the first 2. The third and fourth, which was the first film I saw which showed a promising use for 3D in terms of exaggerating the popular trend of matrix style slow down sequences as well as making rapid movement feel sort of disorienting in a good way rather than shaky cam, had some nice action sequences in them to make them at least fun when the characters weren't trying to focus on plot).

The live action movies had the generic, mindless action crap, but Degeneration was just...SO corny...which I guess is pretty faithful to the series, but I can't play Degeneration!

I just can't take scenes like this seriously. It has to be the number one, most unintentionally silly scene I've ever seen.

Lol for a minute there I though it was a zombie driven tank. Still I am only instrested in Damnation if it's a buge improvement to Degeneration (the only things I remember how bad Degeneration was the animation and the bad dubbing). Also wasn't that other guy at the end look like Wesker? Although I highly doubt it was him.

The beret looking shadow over his head, plus the weapon he's carrying...Nope. I'm betting Krauser. Depends on the timeline for this movie obviously, but Chris and Leon have zero history.

I decided to Netflix the RE live action movies for a laugh. Wow did they throw out the canon. WOW!

I see they haven't fixed Leon's face rendering from Degeneration. Please Capcom, please go back to the model from RE4 that didn't make him look all weird and potatoe-y. Ah well, lickers are neat. And yeah, that's totally Chris. It would be cool if it were Wesker or Krauser, but it's not. Too skinny for Krauser and when was the last time you saw Wesker with anything larger than a silenced pistol?

Soylent Bacon:

Delock:

Soylent Bacon:
WARNING: Degeneration looked pretty cool too, but it sucked hard! I would only recommend Degeneration if you want to make fun of it, and I have a strong feeling this movie will be the same.

Also, this article's title makes me cry.

Funnily enough, I liked Degeneration more than the live action RE movies, as I found it more of a "Eh, ok" movie rather than the "If I don't watch this and MST3K it, I will slowly go insane" movie like the live action ones (at least the first 2. The third and fourth, which was the first film I saw which showed a promising use for 3D in terms of exaggerating the popular trend of matrix style slow down sequences as well as making rapid movement feel sort of disorienting in a good way rather than shaky cam, had some nice action sequences in them to make them at least fun when the characters weren't trying to focus on plot).

The live action movies had the generic, mindless action crap, but Degeneration was just...SO corny...which I guess is pretty faithful to the series, but I can't play Degeneration!

I just can't take scenes like this seriously. It has to be the number one, most unintentionally silly scene I've ever seen.

Yeah, my biggest problem with Degeneration was that I kept curling my hands into a controller holding position at points.

As for that, you haven't seen many horrible scenes, have you?

I hated Degeneration for one main reason out of the other reasons to hate it.

I'm not expecting much from Damnation when I see it.

I loved Degeneration. It was more fun to watch than all the RE live action films combined IMO.

So, will definitely be looking forward to this one! ^_^

I pray to GOD that that guy was Barry :3... NOT CHRIS >_< But considering the live actions movies suck, and Degeneration was alright the this might be a good watch!

That looks like it might be fun to watch, and if that really is Chris at the end then HOLY CRAP! It's the first time in Resident Evil history that Chris and Leon have actually been shown on screen together.

Strife2k7:
The beret looking shadow over his head, plus the weapon he's carrying...Nope. I'm betting Krauser. Depends on the timeline for this movie obviously, but Chris and Leon have zero history.

Was surprised so few considered it could be Krauser. I'm guessing this is set before Resident Evil 4 and might be where Leon knows Krauser from (I guess they might have history before then but... who knows).

Thank god, another ACTUAL Resident Evil movie and not that Mila Jovovich mess.

and personally I hope it's Billy.

i actually liked degeneration, it was more faithful to the games than the live action movies.
this is one to keep my eye on.

Great Capcom....GREAT.....

I thought Degeneration was pretty ok and this one looks promising I guess. Not getting my hopes up too much just yet though.

Yay! Hm...can we somehow squeeze Rebecca into the movie? Pretty please?

I hope that's Barry Burton. Resident Evil needs more Barry.

European warzone my left arse cheek.
Wars in Europe are always either in France or Germany.

Ugh god another one?

Lol well it happens. No point moaning about it. =/

I hope that mysterious man is Barry and that his AK looking weapon is just an overly elaborate Magnum revolver. I wonder if he brought sandwiches...

I enjoyed Degeneration, so this should be good to. Leon is so epic.

What, noone thinking it might be the long-missing Carlos Olivera? I mean, the poor guy hasn't shown up in a game since helping Jill get the heck out of Raccoon City; he's about due for another appearance. Add to that the fact that he's likely someone Leon doesn't know and he's not been portrayed as smuggling melons under his sleeves like Chris, and I'm willing to entertain the notion.

Okay, so I've only got a minor interest in the Resident Evil games (despite a friend of mine swearing up and down I should try the fourth one at the very least and even sending me the game), and a nearly non-existent interest in the Resident Evil live action films. I'm only partially aware of the existence of the CGI films.

But now it is the time for making of the questions!

-Is there any reason why all this is taking place at night? Yeah, this one's just silly, but it was the first one that popped into my mind before seeing the rest of the trailer.

-So Mr. Pudding Bowl Haircut deemed the newcomer enough of a threat to turn his back on a pack of Lickers for a good five seconds? And what, that pack just up and decides to get all crawly-like?

-And why the hell would Mr. PBH think that newcomer is a threat when he seems to be the one that pulverized that Licker that just lept at him moments before? Yeah, Leon got some pot shots off when the camera was behind him, but he clearly wasn't shooting at it anymore once the camera was behind the exploding strawberry Jell-o mold.

Seeing this thing reminds me of seeing the Bioshock Infinite gameplay trailer. But instead of thinking, "Asshole! There's a thing comin' atcha! There's a thing comin' atcha! MOVE!" it's "Asshole! There're things comin' atcha! There're things com-- TURN AROUND! If you were an extra trying to play hero you would be in pieces by now and the characters that mattered would shake their heads in disapproval and call you a fool but no one would really miss you because you were an extra that needed to be killed off to show how srs fkn bzns these things are!"

Looks alright I guess. And what happened to that entire squadron of soldiers and how the fuck did Lickers shoot a missle into a tank? Not a big Resi fan so enlighten me Escapees.

y is it that the licker always gets the spotlight when it is a lesser monster compared to the Hunter? I mean instant decapitation vs getting hit a few times >.<

But i am looking forward to this movie! I for one actually like Degeneration! it was Cheesy just like RE1-3 :P

It's gotta be Chris or Billy, both of those guys are pretty butch and the silhouette looked pretty lean (though maybe a bit too skinny for Chris?).

I get why Chris would be there, but seeing as they're both part of the anti-Umbrella movement, I'd say they would know about each other's presence in the city. Billy on the other hand has a bit of a fan following and where he wound up after RE0 is unkown. I'm hoping for Billy, he needs more of the spot light!

Draksila:
What, noone thinking it might be the long-missing Carlos Olivera? I mean, the poor guy hasn't shown up in a game since helping Jill get the heck out of Raccoon City; he's about due for another appearance. Add to that the fact that he's likely someone Leon doesn't know and he's not been portrayed as smuggling melons under his sleeves like Chris, and I'm willing to entertain the notion.

Oh yeah, or it could be Carlos. I wouldn't say he's long missed though, never gets very far in popularity polls. But it's possible, there are a few loose ends that CAPCOM could use to explain this guy. For all we know it's Nicholai? Given RE3's lack of a canonical ending and follow up, Carlos or Nicholai might be dead.

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