New Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness Trailer, Releases July 8th
Finally, after months of waiting — Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness has a release date! The Netflix exclusive anime series will be dropping on July 8th, much to fan’s delight. First announced (well, leaked) back in September of last year, Infinite Darkness will be following up immediately after the events of Resident Evil: Degeneration and see the return of Leon Kennedy and Claire Redfield. With Nick Apostolides and Stephanie Panisello reprising their roles from 2019’s Resident Evil 2 Remake, the plot follows the pair as they split off along different paths, searching for answers amidst a new outbreak. Along with this announcement, we also have a new trailer that shows off some of the new characters that will be joining them on this adventure!
From the official website (where you can also check out some new character art):
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 center 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. Afterward, 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…
This trailer has also finally given us a look at President Graham, Ashley’s father! For years all we’ve had is a single blurry image from a file featured in Resident Evil 4, but now we see he appears to be quite a good-looking fellow! Still holding out hope that Ashley herself might get a cameo of some kind (but also stays very safe and out of the action). In the meantime, only a few weeks remain until this series releases, and you can bet your ass we’re going to be reviewing it!