Manga Publisher Viz Media has announced that it has acquired the rights to Biohazard: Marhawa Desire which serves as a prequel to Resident Evil 6.
The manga consits of five volumes, the first of which will be released this November. Describing the story of Marhawa Desire, the Anime News Network commented:
"The highly virulent C-virus became a global disaster, but where did the outbreak start? In this five-volume manga prequel to the hit Resident Evil 6 game with story and art by Naoki Serizawa, the terrifying origins are revealed. At the prestigious and elite Marhawa High School in Singapore, a female student suffers a horrifying transformation.
"Called in to investigate, Professor Doug Wright and his nephew Ricky find themselves caught up in a deadly and growing tragedy. As things get rapidly out of hand, Chris Redfield and his team from the Bioterrorism Security Assessment Alliance arrive on the scene, while behind it all a mysterious figure looms."
Given the rather mixed reception to Resident Evil 6, are you planning to pick up the manga when it's released?