Netflix has announced their CG anime series, Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness will be arriving on the streaming service on July 8th.
The series is directed by Eiichiro Hasumi and based on Capcom’s wildly popular franchise of zombie survival horror games. The franchise celebrates its 25th anniversary this year, and the CG anime series follows Resident Evil 2 protagonists Leon S. Kennedy (Nick Apostolides) and Claire Redfield (Stephanie Panisello) in the year 2006. Expect zombie attacks, mystery and much more.
The main trailer teases some of the events in store for Leon and Claire over the next series, and it looks like a tantalising affair. A synopsis for the programme reads, “Six years ago (2000), the helicopter belonging to the U.S. special forces who were intervening in the Penamstan civil war fell from the sky. The U.S. Army Mad Dogs, who were in the same battleground, refused orders from the command centre to stand their ground and instead went to save survivors of the crash. However, the special forces were already annihilated. The Mad Dogs, led by their captain Jason, were also forced to escape in order to survive. However, in that place, Jason and his unit saw the supposedly dead special forces moving in strange ways…
“In the present (2006), a hacking incident occurs on a top-secret White House file. Four agents, including Leon S. Kennedy and Jason, the ‘Hero of Penamstan,’ are invited to the White House to investigate this incident. However, when the lights suddenly go out, they are forced to take down a horde of mysterious zombies alongside the SWAT team. Afterwards, the top secret file is found to be related to a biology laboratory in Shanghai, which Leon and the other three agents decide to investigate for clues. As they head to Shanghai in a cutting-edge submarine, a swarm of rat-like Bio Organic Weapons (B.O.W.) suddenly attacks, pushing them into a life-or-death situation.
“Meanwhile, while staying in Penamstan to provide support for refugees, Terra Save staff member Claire Redfield encounters a strange image drawn by a nonverbal boy. Haunted by this drawing, which appears to depict a victim of viral infection, Claire starts her own investigation. She eventually finds a terrifying experiment that was conducted during the Penamstan civil war. Leon and Claire draw closer to an unimaginable truth that all began in Penamstan. They also discover that a terror that can shatter peace is slowly approaching…“
Check out the trailer, below.