We already knew Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness, an animated series, is coming to Netflix, but we didn't expect it to look this good. After the bonkers Resident Evil Village, this seems to return to the (slightly) more grounded roots of the series, and has been confirmed to be hitting the streaming service on July 8.
Set after the events of Resident Evil 4, it follows Leon Kennedy and Claire Redfield wrapped up in another zombie infestation. The trailer has all the usual trappings: gore, zombies, and conspiracies upon conspiracies. It even ends with a brute that gives Nemesis a run for his money. It's a departure from the usual animated films and we're hoping the transition gives the plot room to breathe.
In 2006, there were traces of improper access to secret Presidential files found in the White House’s network. American federal agent Leon S. Kennedy is among the group invited to the White House to investigate this incident, but when the lights suddenly go out, Leon and the SWAT team are forced to take down a horde of mysterious zombies. Meanwhile, TerraSave staff member Claire Redfield encounters a mysterious image drawn by a youth in a country she visited, while providing support to refugees.
Haunted by this drawing, which appears to be of a victim of viral infection, Claire starts her own investigation. The next morning, Claire visits the White House to request the construction of a welfare facility. There, she has a chance reunion with Leon and uses the opportunity to show him the boy’s drawing. Leon seems to realize some sort of connection between the zombie outbreak at the White House and the strange drawing, but he tells Claire that there is no relation and leaves. In time, these two zombie outbreaks in distant countries lead to events that shake the nation to its very core.
The animated series isn't the only Resident Evil media coming this year. A reboot of the live action series is heading its way to cinemas this November. It's said to be a more "grounded" take on the series, unlike the previous film series, and should make fans happy. It seems to be a good year for Resident Evil fans, as Capcom continues to revitalise the series. Bring it on!
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