Known as the gold standard of survival horror games with over 100 million units shipped worldwide, Resident Evil is coming to Netflix for the year of its 25th anniversary in the original CG anime series RESIDENT EVIL: Infinite Darkness, launching exclusively on the streamer later this year. New artwork, stills and plot details have dropped as well as the news that Resident Evil 2 (2019) voice stars Nick Apostolides and Stephanie Panisello will reprise their roles as Leon S. Kennedy and Claire Redfield in the English-language version.
The announcements come ahead of Netflix Anime’s livestream presentation at AnimeJapan, scheduled for March 27 at 9:45 Japan Standard Time. (www.anime-japan.jp)
The show will be produced and supervised by Capcom’s Hiroyuki Kobayashi, who has been responsible for bringing numerous titles in the Resident Evil series to life. TMS Entertainment (Lupin the 3rd, Detective Conan) is leading production, with Quebico, led by Kei Miyamoto (Resident Evil: Vendetta), in charge of 3D CG animation.
In newly released teaser art (above), Leon is pictured in a suit — a first for the Resident Evil series — with his gun drawn and aiming at something unseen. Meanwhile, Claire keeps watch in the other direction with her flashlight raised. Meanwhile, a horde of zombies are headed towards one of the major sites of the series: the White House. New stills from the series show Leon and Claire’s coincidental reunion at the Washington landmark.
The streamer further announced storyline details for Infinite Darkness:
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.
RESIDENT EVIL: Infinite Darkness premieres on Netflix this year.