The upcoming CGI animated series Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness will premiere later this year on the Netflix streaming service. Capcom has released new plot details surrounding the upcoming animated series.
Resident Evil (called Biohazard in Japan) is celebrating the franchise’s 25th anniversary this year. Beginning in 1996, Resident Evil has given rise to multiple films, games, and now a CGI animated series.
The upcoming release was announced late last year. An official teaser trailer which can be found below.
However more details have been provided by Capcom on the official Resident Evil news blog. A plot synopsis from Capcom can be found below.
“In 2006, the White House, a symbol of the United States, was hacked by someone. Traces of unauthorized access were found in top secret files under the presidential jurisdiction. US agents Leon S. Kennedy and others convened for the investigation encounter unidentified zombies in the sudden power outage of the White House and control them with SWAT.
Meanwhile, Terrasave employee Claire Redfield encounters a strange painting by a boy with aphasia in a country he visited to help refugees. Claire pursues her own investigation triggered by the picture that seems to have drawn a virus-infected person.
The next morning, Claire visits the White House to petition for the construction of a welfare facility, finds Leon who happens to meet again, and shows the boy’s drawing. Leon realizes something about the connection between the White House zombie incident and the strange painting, but leaves the scene saying it has nothing to do with Claire. The two zombie outbreaks that took place in distant countries eventually evolved into a nation-shaking situation.”
Translation: Google Translate
An exact premiere date for Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness has yet to be announced.