Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness new trailer


In 2020, Netflix announced that they would be making an animated adaptation of the Resident Evil games. Just a few hours ago, they dropped the official trailer for Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness, featuring the heart-stopping action of yet another viral outbreak.


New Netflix trailer for Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness


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Image credit: @NetflixJP_Anime

On 19th May 2021, Netflix released a new trailer for the upcoming release of the animated series Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness, also known as Biohazard: Infinite Darkness. The show features Leon S. Kennedy and Claire Redfield, the main characters of Resident Evil 2, as the protagonists.

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Image adapted from: Netflix

The show takes place in 2006, when a strange hacking incident is soon followed by a zombie attack on the White House. The trailer begins with a traumatic flashback of a past viral outbreak, before proceeding to show the said zombie attack. 

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Meanwhile, we learn from the character trailer, released on 16th April 2021, that Claire finds a drawing by a boy depicting the horrors of Raccoon City – the city where many of Resident Evil’s early games took place.

Stringing these events together, we can expect the unravelling of a bigger conspiracy to come.

Watch the newly released trailer below.

Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness | Official Trailer | Netflix
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Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness | Official Trailer | Netflix

Video credit: Netflix


What is Resident Evil about?


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Resident Evil is a survival horror game produced by Japanese video game developer Capcom. The franchise currently consists of 8 games, going from Resident Evil in 1996 to Resident Evil Village in 2021.

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The earlier games take place in a fictional American city called “Raccoon City”, in which an organisation called “Umbrella Corporation” is developing bioweapons. Unfortunately, a dangerous “T-virus” leaks into the sewers and eventually mutates insects, animals, and human beings into aggressive creatures.

The later games follow the aftermath of the Raccoon City outbreak in other regions.

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You get to play as various characters involved in the outbreaks. The gameplay mainly involves shooting mutated beings while progressing through the storyline.


Catch Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness on Netflix


Netflix will be launching Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness worldwide on 8th July 2021. Judging by the trailer’s impressive production quality, we’re in for a good ride. Perhaps, JTB can learn a thing or two about good-looking CGI by watching the show too.

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