Claire Redfield uncovers secrets about the Umbrella Corporation's experiments and accidents and travels back to her hometown of Raccoon City to warn her brother Chris Redfield. Meanwhile, a zombie outbreak begins after residents are poisoned in the water supply. Chris, along with fellow STARS members Jill Valentine and Albert Wesker, travel to the Spencer Mansion to recover bravo team and find out what is happening in the town. Claire travels with rookie police officer Leon S. Kennedy to the Raccoon City Orphanage to flee the city before it is destroyed, where they encounter a Licker and Claire's old friend Lisa Trevor. Wesker betrays Jill and attempts to steal the virus produced by Dr. William Birkin, a scientist working for the Umbrella Corporation. On the verge of death, Birkin injects himself with the G-Virus, saving his life and mutating him into the Tyrant. The survivors flee on an underground train with Birkin's daughter Sherry and destroy the tyrant with a rocket launcher. In a mid-credits scene, Albert Wesker is saved from death by Ada Wong and is given his trademark sunglasses.
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Remember Claire? She's still determined to find her brother, Chris Redfield. In 2000's "Resident Evil: CODE Veronica," which is technically meant to be the third game in the series rather than "Nemesis," she is captured three months later by Umbrella in Paris and taken to an island prison. Naturally, there is a T-virus outbreak so she and fellow escapee Steve Burnside try to flee the island and the evil commander Alfred, who sometimes believs himself to be his twin sister Alexia.
Six years after Raccoon City, Umbrella has been shut down and we revisit Leon Kennedy in "Resident Evil 4," released in 2005. The president tasks him with finding his daughter, Ashley, who has been kidnapped by a cult in rural Spain. After being infected by crazed villagers, Leon is told by Luis Sera, a researcher, that the cult has utilized an mind-controlling parasite called "Las Plagas" to take over the locals.
When Leon escapes and finds Ashley, he learns that the leader of the cult, Osmund Saddler, injected her with the parasite in order to gain control of the president and take over the world. They evade Saddler and find that their helicopter out had been shot down. They hide in a castle until another can be sent for them. In true "Resident Evil" form, the castle is filled with monsters and traps ... and Ada Wong, who is after another parasite sample for her mysterious employer. Luis brings drugs to suppress the parasite when Leon and Ashley start to feel its effects, but is killed by Saddler.
Later, as the president tries to reveal the truth about Raccoon City with DSO Agent Leon Kennedy in attendance, they are all attacked by bio-terrorists. Leon finds the real Ada and together they pursue the traitorous NSA agent responsible for the attack, Simmons, to China. After some alone time, Chris and partner Piers are out for revenge, but are stopped from attacking Ada by Leon, who directs them to the fake Ada. The real Ada helps Leon kill a mutated Simmons and Jake and Sherry are rescued by Chris and Piers. Piers makes the ultimate sacrifice and turns himself into a monster with the C-virus in order to defeat an even bigger monster to allow Chris to escape. He destroys the facility, but there's still one final showdown with the fake Ada Wong. Her real name is Carla Radames and Jake, Sherry, and the real Ada destroy her and the Neo-Umbrella lab.
After finding the parts of Rose (literally) that he needs, Ethan confronts Chris and demands to know where Rose is. Chris then reveals that the Mia he "killed" in front of Ethan was actually the evil Mother Miranda in disguise, and it was she who kidnapped Rose. In a horrific confrontation, Miranda suddenly kills Ethan, seemingly ending his story. This is when we see the game's plot from Chris' perspective and get the larger picture of what is actually going on in "Resident Evil Village."
The game sees Leon Kennedy, star of Resident Evil 2, take on a dangerous mission to rescue the American President's daughter. She's been abducted by a cult based in rural Spain, taking the series into the wilderness slightly.
Almost immediately following the events of Resident Evil, Alice finds herself in a zombie-infested Raccoon City. She bands with a special police officer Jill Valentine (Sienna Guillory) and mercenary Carlos Oliveira (Oded Fehr) to locate a scientist named Dr. Charles Ashford (Jared Harris), who they believe can help them escape Raccoon City. But the trio has very limited time as Umbrella plans to nuke Raccoon City to kill every infected or non-infected resident.
Screen Gems' President Clint Culpepper noted, "The Resident Evil franchise has successfully entertained audiences around the globe and we are pleased to bring yet another installment to fans with the same creative team but this time in 3-D." 2b1af7f3a8