In addition to a new movie, Resident Evil fans can also look forward to an upcoming anime series with Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness. New details about the story of the project have now been revealed.
Last year, Capcom announced the CGI anime series Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness, which will start in 2021 exclusively with the streaming provider Netflix. Sometime later, the makers not only revealed that there would also be a manga for the series, but that this was an official part of the RE series. A few hours ago, Capcom published new information about the story and new pictures on the Resident Evil Portal, which you can see below in the article as usual.
The story of Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness is set in 2006 and therefore takes place between the events of RE 4 and RE 5. Someone tried to hack the White House, causing Federal Agent Leon S. Kennedy to be part of a task force to investigate the incident.
However, they are suddenly faced with a surprise attack by a dangerous zombie horde. Meanwhile, TerraSave employee Claire Redfield is investigating what can be seen in a mysterious picture that she received on one of her previous relief missions.
This seems to show the victim of a virus infection, whereupon Claire starts her own research. Her path should eventually lead her to the Weise Haus, where she meets her friend Leon again, to whom she shows the picture. He recognizes a connection between the zombie attack and the depicted virus victim, but tells Claire nothing of his suspicion. All of this is only meant to be the beginning of events with far-reaching effects.
In addition, Capcom announced that both Nick Apostolides (Leon) and Stephanie Panisello (Claire) will return in the English language version of the anime series. Both lent these characters their voices in the remake of Resident Evil 2.
Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness is created under the direction of Kei Miyamoto (“Resident Evil: Vendetta”) in Studio Quebico. Meanwhile, the studio TMS Entertainment (Detective Conan) is primarily responsible for the production of the CGI anime series. In addition, Hiroyuki Kobayashi, who has been involved in the development of Resident Evil games for years, supervises work on the series as a producer.
Further information on the anime should follow this month, more precisely on March 27, 2021, as part of the Anime Japan 2021 event. There, Netflix wants to elaborate on the series in a 35-minute panel.
Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness does not yet have an exact release date.