Resident Evil, a popular horror franchise in India, has come to a virtual end.
The franchise, which has become the poster child of India’s violent gangs, is over and the franchise’s producer, Viacom India, announced on Tuesday that the franchise would end on October 26, 2018.
Resident Evil’s creator, Shinji Mikami, had said that he would end the franchise after the last installment, Resident Evil 2, was released in December 2018.
“We will be going our separate ways, but we are going to keep making more movies and we hope to do something in the future,” he said in an interview with The Times Of India on November 13, 2018, in which he also said that Resident Evil 3 was still in the works.
Mikami said that the game will continue on with the same team that made Resident Evil.
“I think the franchise will end here,” he told The Times.
“It’s all up to the studio and the producers.
But I will be happy if it does.”
In an interview to Entertainment Weekly on December 9, 2018 in Mumbai, Mikami reiterated his statement that the next Resident Evil would be released in 2020.
“This is the end of the series,” he had said.
“For me, Resident Enemy is the best of all the games.”
Mikami had also said during an interview on December 10, 2018 that the team behind Resident Evil had decided to move on to other projects.
“What we did with Resident Evil was something that was a lot more creative and different,” Mikami told Entertainment Weekly.
“But I think it is good that we are not making a sequel to the series.”
In February 2019, Resident Agent 2: Biohazard, a sequel of the first Resident Evil game, was delayed to 2020, according to a statement by the game’s studio, Konami.
Resident Agent 3: Nemesis, the third game in the franchise, was also delayed.
The series has been an annual phenomenon in India for the last several years.
A lot of the game franchise’s fan base was born here, as the franchise was developed in the country and the series has also been a favorite of Indian fans.
ResidentEvil has become a huge hit in India.
The game has been downloaded by more than 30 million people worldwide and sold over two billion copies worldwide, according a report by Microsoft India.