The first trailer for Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness has been released on Netflix, giving fans a look at the CGI anime series based on the video game brand. With ten core titles, three remakes, and countless spin-offs since its debut in 1996 with the survival horror title of the same name, Capcom’s franchise has maintained a grip on the market for the past 25 years. The games were also adapted for the big screen, beginning in 2002 with the Milla Jovovich-led film series of the same name, which lasted 15 years and six features.
Netflix has released the first scene from Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness, which will be available on the streaming site in just over a month. The series will begin in the year 2000 in the Middle Eastern-style country of Penamstan, according to the action-packed trailer. Take a look at the trailer below:
Latest Resident Evil
The trailer doesn’t reveal much about the series’ plot, but it does show off the beautiful CGI created by animation company Quebico and Detective Conan producer TMS Entertainment. The two studios have definitely put in the time and effort to develop a project worthy of the Resident Evil label, from the borderline highly detailed characters to the exciting action.
Although the future of Leon and Claire in video games is unknown, some viewers may be frustrated by their lack of screen time in the opening sequence.
However, the latest Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness footage shows a lot of potential for the franchise’s first television outing on the streaming site. Capcom’s franchise is just just getting started extending its reach once again, with a live-action series in the works at Netflix and a Resident Evil film revival coming later this year. The world will be fine as long as they don’t take the same strategy as Umbrella.