Resident Evil puts stamp on Japan

Tenth anniversary of Capcom's survival horror series celebrated with set of postage stamps; set of 10 80-yen collectibles to be released in Japan only.

When zombies aren't eating brains, they collect stamps.

When gamers think about Resident Evil, they often think of flesh-eating zombies, spine-tingling terror, and over-the-top, gruesome deaths. However, in Japan, they apprently think of stamp collecting.

Capcom's Resident Evil franchise turned 10 years old this year, and to celebrate the occasion, Japan will be getting a series of RE-themed postage stamps. A set of 10 stamps valued at 80 yen ($0.68) each will go on sale on September 20 and run for two months.

Five of the stamps will feature some of the series' more popular characters--Leon Kennedy, Ada Wong, Jill Valentine, Chris Redfield, and Rebecca Chambers. The remaining five bear the game's Japanese name of Biohazard, as well as a logo of S.T.A.R.S., the fictional special-ops squad that takes on hordes of zombies.

Resident Evil was released on the PlayStation in March 1996. The series has seen three sequels and several spin-offs and was the basis for a few movies starring model/actress Milla Jovovich. The next installment in the franchise, Resident Evil 5, is currently in development for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

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jason19
jason19

why is residen 5 for playsytion3 is not come in and time soon i here ther gamesosot who has the games a copye so what is tack to land to get that games i has resident 4 in 3 in 2 in 1 in all i need that one im just thnks in you gusy went soye come ps3 bout to resind that games ? sind me eailt mailt is can i just went to konw why tack in i can walit to im no hurrin just at pls dort be mad i bit you must poileler are why why i jion gamesopt you gust but to konw all thnks here in thnks you

Satsin
Satsin

I hope its made for PS3 and PORTED for X360, so that the PS guys don't get another ported game, u can't do that to a Resident Evil game....it has to be the best possible effort ever possible....wonder when Silent Hill would come to next gen....it would be so cooooooool....!!!!!!!!:D

BlakkSteel
BlakkSteel

I'm in agreeance. WHERE'S THE GAME INFO?!?!???? (Screen shots, RELEASE DATE, trailer video, etc.) & Capcom owes PS owners a Resident Evil 0 as well!!! This is one (1) of my most favorite franchises in videogame history.

acarrillo
acarrillo

ITS A SHAME IS TO WII maybe CREATED A NEW VERSION FOR PS3, LIKE RESIDENT EVIL 0.

w00t911
w00t911

Yeah stamps great.. whatever.. I'm far more interested about RE5! We need some new info about it!! Some pictures! An interview! A trailer! Anything we need to know something new about RE5!!! Damn Capcom what are you doing!?

Parker626
Parker626

Is this damn game ever gonna come out? I thought it was supposed to come out in friggin' February?

Colabomb
Colabomb

I DON"T CARE ABOUT STAMPS GET ME RE5 RE5RE5RE5RE5RE5RE5RE5RE5RE5RE5RE5RE5RE5

Tuchaka
Tuchaka

lol, stamps, mabey a bit to far........

GreenGoblin2099
GreenGoblin2099

Ada and Rebecca??? bad choices!! what about a zombie or Nemesis instead?? :/

franky111
franky111

stamps.... hmmm... yes,yes wonderful I WANT THE DERN GAME IN ME 360 NOT ON MY MAIL!!!

nobody1
nobody1

when will it be released in usa?

wheater
wheater

well.. dont know about anyone else.. but this makes me wanna collect stamps! evil style

BranKetra
BranKetra moderator

More ways to spend your hard earned money!

pinpals
pinpals

o si esto es para el muchacho de argentina talvez si entras en mercadolibre.com o a www.ebay.com solo se que en esos lugares pueden estar, espero que te sirva.

pinpals
pinpals

i love this game, but stamps?

Ouji-San
Ouji-San

This is **** Coool I wander where we can get these would be kick ass =P

_TheJoker_
_TheJoker_

Most of them are good games, they deserve some recognition.

alevije
alevije

NICE. I HOPE I COULD BUY THIS STAMPS IN AMERICA.

alevije
alevije

NICE. I HOPE, I CAN BUY THESE STAMPS IN AMERICA.

farwkr
farwkr

capcom my best company i play any game by capcom

gavlam69
gavlam69

Im surprised there is no wesker but im even more surprised that rebecca chambers is classified as popular since i wasnt expecting to see her on the stamps. I was expecting to claire and wesker. I cant believe N64NUT thinks leaon is the lamest character in the series. Ill admit that i wasnt a big fan of his in resi 2 but when i playd resi 4 it made all the difference and now he can be classifed as cool :)

foxhunter10
foxhunter10

Yo vivo en Argentina!! Como puedo hacer para conseguir uno de esos Almanakes!!!??? ahhh Muy wenos!!

linksdeity
linksdeity

My only complaint? No Nemisis, G, HUNK, or Marcus stamps. Absolutley still the coolest stampd ive ever seen :D

Jaymer508
Jaymer508

WTF? Where's Claire Redfield? You gotta have Claire in there too, she's one of more popular RE characters also. And Billy Coen was cool also.

LorenaLarue
LorenaLarue

Those Japanese keep on suprising me. I like it!

elozl
elozl

I knew about it since a day before yesterday, but well the only way to get them is on ebay right??

n64nut
n64nut

Why is Leon on there and not Wesker? Leon is the lamest character in the series.

HXCDEW
HXCDEW

I want these! I wonder if they'll be sold online (i.e. ebay)

Ash16
Ash16

no fair, I want one.:(

alcarazo9
alcarazo9

you know a RE:collection game would be better

Kantwon
Kantwon

A-Tex Quote: Jshaw71 says, "awesome!! I am a big resident evil fan, I wonder how much these would cost?" The article says, "A set of 10 stamps valued at 80 yen ($0.68 ) each will go on sale on September 20." Statistics say that America's reading comprehension has decreased over the last 20 years. Don't know where they got that from. : LMAO

A-TEX
A-TEX

Jshaw71 says, "awesome!! I am a big resident evil fan, I wonder how much these would cost?" The article says, "A set of 10 stamps valued at 80 yen ($0.68 ) each will go on sale on September 20." Statistics say that America's reading comprehension has decreased over the last 20 years. Don't know where they got that from.