*UPDATED* – If you pre-ordered before January 11th you gain access to a Mabari Warhound pet (not like a WOW cosmetic pet, this one kills things) as well as the key to the Black Emporium, a shop so diabolical only people crazy enough to pre-order will gain access. What is inside? Nobody knows for sure, although there are rumblings of The Mirror of Transformation which can be used to alter your appearance after the game has already begun.
Even after watching Project S.E.R.A., I still have so many questions! The ten minute short film directed by Resident Evil editor Ben Howdeshell sprung to life this morning on YouTube, and damn is it good! Julia Voth (Lilith, Resident Evil, Bitch Slap) stars as Jill, in what could easily be described as a Reservoir Dogs-esque hostage drama with a zombie twist. Not only was it great to see Voth blast the undead and pick pesky locks (masterfully I must add), Project S.E.R.A. is one of the best short films I’ve seen in quite a while. Simply put, Howedeshell knows what he’s doing ; S.E.R.A. looks great, is well paced, and has gore in all the right places. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that there is more coming soon from the duo of Voth and Howdeshell, because I for one would kill to see a feature version of Project S.E.R.A. Enjoy!
It is unclear at this point if this project is in any way associated with the Resident Evil franchise. Voth as Jill? Perhaps a RE:6 viral tie in?