Official Resident Evil 5 plot synopsis promises 'mind-blowing revelation'

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Dec 16, 2012, 12:07 PM EST

Screen Gems has released the official plot synopsis for Resident Evil: Retribution. Once again, Alice is on a mission to take down Umbrella one zombie at a time. Unfortunately, she hits a snag when she uncovers a huge secret—about herself!

Here's the synopsis for Resident Evil 5:

"The Umbrella Corporation's deadly T-virus continues to ravage the Earth, transforming the global population into legions of the flesh eating Undead. The human race's last and only hope, Alice (Milla Jovovich), awakens in the heart of Umbrella's most clandestine operations facility and unveils more of her mysterious past as she delves further into the complex.

Without a safe haven, Alice continues to hunt those responsible for the outbreak; a chase that takes her from Tokyo to New York, Washington, D.C. and Moscow, culminating in a mind-blowing revelation that will force her to rethink everything that she once thought to be true. Aided by newfound allies and familiar friends, Alice must fight to survive long enough to escape a hostile world on the brink of oblivion. The countdown has begun."

It looks like Alice's past is coming into question—again. This could be the perfect setup for flashbacks, which would explain the return of Resident Evil stars Michelle Rodriguez and Colin Salmon.

On the other hand, we're not sure what the "mind-blowing revelation" is, but it sounds interesting. Maybe the Umbrella Corp. isn't the Big Bad? Maybe Alice is more involved with the T-virus than she thinks? And how does Jill Valentine fit into all of this? There are so many possibilities.

What are your theories?

Resident Evil: Retribution opens Sept. 14.

(via Coming Soon)