Capcom’s Resident Evil franchise is certainly enjoying its time in the spotlight, and is now set to hit the small screen with Netflix’s upcoming Resident Evil Infinite Darkness.
The most obvious example of this is upcoming survival shooter Resident Evil Village, the next mainline game in the iconic horror series. For those unacquainted with the next Resident Evil game, Village centers on Resident Evil 7 protagonist Ethan Winters and is due to transpire in Europe. However, Capcom is also flexing its Resident Evil muscles in other media. Just last month, we learned that the franchise is receiving a live-action series on Netflix focusing on Albert Wesker’s kids — but that’s not the only Resident Evil show on the horizon.
Recently, Netflix Portugal accidentally leaked a Resident Evil project starring Leon S. Kennedy and Claire Redfield. Titled Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness, the post was quickly taken down. However, Capcom formally revealed Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness at Tokyo Game Show 2020, offering us our first official look at the anime series due to launch in 2021. You can check out the trailer for yourself below.
As you can see, the teaser shows Claire inside a pitch dark building. Leon appears at the end of the clip, and runs into what appears to be an unknown man. Unsurprisingly, Claire is wearing a red jacket, while Leon sports a suit.
According to an official press release, Capcom’s Hiroyuki Kobayashi will serve as producer and supervisor on Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness. It was also confirmed that revered anime studio TMS Entertainment will be involved with the show, and that Kei Miyamoto — co-producer of CGI feature Resident Evil: Vendetta — will have his animation studio, Quebico, working on the series’ animation.
Regardless of how little is known, Infinite Darkness looks like a high quality project. The CGI resembles the kind of cutscenes we might see in a modern game from the series, and evokes a harrowing atmosphere of horror and mystery.
It’s worth noting that this isn’t the first time Leon and Claire have headlined projects outside of the games sphere. The pair also starred in 2008’s Resident Evil: Degeneration, an animated feature set in the games’ timeline. Hopefully we won’t have to wait too long for Capcom to unveil some more specific Infinite Darkness plot details.
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