Following the successful launch of Resident Evil Village, fans of Capcom's acclaimed survival horror series have even more to look forward to in the coming months. Previously announced at last year's Tokyo Game Show, Netflix's Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness now launches on July 8, 2021.
Produced and supervised by Capcom's Hiroyuki Kobayashi, this upcoming series stars Resident Evil 2 protagonists Leon S. Kennedy and Claire Redfield, taking place two years after Resident Evil 4 in 2006. Releasing a new trailer in preparation, Netflix also released some new key art.
Netflix's Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness Gets A New Trailer, Launches This July
You can find the trailer below, and Capcom has previously released this official synopsis:
In 2006, there were traces of improper access to secret Presidential files found in the White House’s network. American federal agent Leon S. Kennedy is among the group invited to the White House to investigate this incident, but when the lights suddenly go out, Leon and the SWAT team are forced to take down a horde of mysterious zombies. Meanwhile, TerraSave staff member Claire Redfield encounters a mysterious image drawn by a youth in a country she visited, while providing support to refugees.
Haunted by this drawing, which appears to be of a victim of viral infection, Claire starts her own investigation. The next morning, Claire visits the White House to request the construction of a welfare facility. There, she has a chance reunion with Leon and uses the opportunity to show him the boy’s drawing. Leon seems to realize some sort of connection between the zombie outbreak at the White House and the strange drawing, but he tells Claire that there is no relation and leaves. In time, these two zombie outbreaks in distant countries lead to events that shake the nation to its very core.
That's not all we can expect either. Alongside the upcoming film series reboot - Resident Evil: Welcome To Raccoon City - Capcom lifted the lid on a VR port for Resident Evil 4 last month, coming exclusively to Oculus Quest 2. No matter how you spin things, it's a great time to be a series fan.