Resident Evil Infinite Darkness
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‘RESIDENT EVIL: Infinite Darkness’ Announced as a Netflix Original Series

Resident Evil Infinite Darkness is an upcoming Netflix Anime based on the stars of Resident Evil 2 officially announced for 2021

Announced during Capcom’s Tokyo Game Show Livestream, Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness is a Netflix original CG animated series set for launch in 2021. The story will be a completely different take from the already announced Resident Evil live-action TV series being filmed about the Wesker Daughters. Instead, Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness will be a horror-action series based around the series’ popular characters, Leon S. Kennedy and Claire Redfield.

Only a little over a year ago, the remake of Resident Evil 2 had hit the market to much aplomb. Rated both one of the best Resident Evil games and remakes to date, the game had sold over 7.2 million copies and even won Game of The Year for The Golden Joystick Awards, Empire, and Hardcore Gamer. Considered a major revitalization of the series, Leon and Claire are the current fan favorites for most recent Resident Evil gamers. Adapting an animated series about their lives should only provide for good material.

Hoping to blend suspense and action, this series will unveil bits of Resident Evil like nothing ever seen before.  The show will be shot completely in beautifully rendered 3D animation. It will also be executive produced by Capcom’s Hiroyuki Kobayashi, who helped create Resident Evil: Vendetta and Devil May Cry: The Animated series. He is also responsible for adapting numerous Capcom and Resident Evil titles onto animated film and TV series.

The animation company TMS Entertainment is going to run the production side of the show while Kei Miyamoto, the producer of Resident Evil: Vendetta, will be in charge of the full 3DCG animation.

In the trailer and teaser art, we can see Leon in an uncharacteristic suit and Claire sporting a red coat. Though little is known about the series yet, it is possible we may be seeing the beginnings of Agent Leon. As the character ends up working directly for the US Government by Resident Evil 4.

 

About Christian Angeles

Christian Angeles is a screenwriter who likes sharing stories and getting to meet people. He also listens to words on the page via audible and tries to write in ways that make people feel things. All on a laptop. Sometimes from an app on his phone.

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