Netflix unveils a new clip from Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness teasing Leon S. Kennedy facing off against zombies in the animated series.
Netflix unveils a new clip from Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness teasing Leon S. Kennedy facing off against zombies in the animated series. Directed by Eiichirō Hasumi, the show is set in 2006 between Resident Evil 4 and 5 when the White House is hit by a cyberattack, with Leon being sent to investigate and encountering zombies amid his search. He eventually reunites with Claire Redfield, investigating a mysterious drawing from a child refugee oversees seemingly connected to the zombie epidemic in the U.S.
Capcom’s Resident Evil franchise first got underway in 1996 with the acclaimed title of the same name and is revolutionary for helping define the survival horror genre and reviving public interest in zombies. The first game’s success spawned a series of 10 mainline installments and numerous spin-offs and remakes, becoming the publisher’s best-selling video game franchise in March with 110 million units sold worldwide. The franchise’s popularity helped spawn a financially successful film series led by Milla Jovovich and a forthcoming film reboot and multiple Netflix adaptations.
With only a day remaining until the series arrives on the streaming platform, Netflix has unveiled a new clip from Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness. Beginning with a man struggling with a member of the undead, the video sees Leon tapping into the skills he knows all too well and getting Secret Service prepared to fight off the evil to come. Check out the new video below:
The newest clip for the animated series does a great job of building anticipation for the project, including its gorgeous CG animation from Quebico, who previously worked on the animated film Resident Evil: Vendetta. But even more interesting is the countless Easter eggs for longtime fans of the survival horror franchise, including references to the Raccoon City-based events of Resident Evil 2 and Leon’s protection of Ashley Graham, daughter of the U.S. President, in RE4. While simultaneously establishing the timeline of the series’ narrative, the references feel more like a nice bit of fan service for those curious about how the project further ties into the franchise’s more extensive lore.
Though Claire and Leon may have been absent from RE5, the gap in the latter’s story was pretty significant leading up to RE6. In contrast, the former narrative has seen little progression outside of the episodical Resident Evil: Revelations 2. With Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness, two of the most iconic characters in Capcom’s hit franchise will get the opportunity to see their stories expanded in an exciting fashion. The wait is almost over as the series arrives on Netflix tomorrow.
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