Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness Unleashes This July
Today’s Resident Evil showcase was absolutely packed with content. It included a new demo for Resident Evil Village, Dead By Daylight DLC, and Resident Evil 4 for VR. Nestled neatly in the middle of the announcements was Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness.
The Netflix series shambles online this July. It will be a Netflix exclusive and will star series regulars Claire Redfield and Leon S. Kennedy. The story takes place in 2006, two years after the events of Resident Evil 4. In the trailer, Claire shows Leon some disturbing drawings by a child. Shortly thereafter, undead invade the White House. The two of them must work together to uncover the truth behind the incident while dealing with a horde of zombies.
The Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness trailer also noted that they completed filming in Toronto for the live-action reboot. Editing teams are adding the finishing touches and CGI before release. Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness uses extensive motion capture technology, like several other films in the Resident Evil canon. Claire Redfield and Leon S. Kennedy starred together in Resident Evil 2 as well as the 2007 animated film Resident Evil: Degeneration.
After the events of Resident Evil 2, the duo parted ways. Claire resumed searching for her brother Chris while Leon and Sherry were taken into government custody. Claire became a member of TerraSave, an activist organization opposing bioterrorism. Leon went on to become an agent of the United States government. He served in Operation Javier in South America and later rescued the President’s daughter in Resident Evil 4. Claire introduced Leon to her brother sometime in 2010 at a TerraSave event.
Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness marks the first chronological event in the Resident Evil canon featuring both Claire and Leon together in a long time. They last appeared together during the 2005 Harvardville Airport Incident in Degeneration.