A new trailer for Netflix’s Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness series has finally arrived and needless to say, it teases a nightmarish adventure for the animated show’s heroes.
Leon and Claire, two of just a handful to survive the Raccoon City incident in 1998, both return in this latest addition to the franchise and have seemingly found themselves embroiled in yet another war against bioterrorism. Taking place almost a decade after the pair’s escape from Umbrella’s playground populated by millions of unwitting test subjects, the protagonists, now with several years of experience under their belts, strive to maintain peace in a world constantly threatened by the reemergence of black market bioweapons.
In 2006 – two years after his encounter with the Los Illuminados – Leon, still a government agent, is tasked with investigating a hacking incident targeting the White House. In attempting to learn of the perpetrators’ intentions, the former R.C.P.D. officer is set upon by a horde of the undead and escapes, later reuniting with Claire, who has herself been investigating strange occurrences while overseeing construction of a welfare and relief facility.
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Where the story goes from here, we’ve no idea, but judging from today’s first proper teaser, it looks as if the duo will have their work more than cut out for them. Given the close proximity of its setting to Resident Evil 4, we’d certainly be surprised if the show wasn’t connected in some way to the events that transpired in rural Spain, though we’ll just have to wait and see what happens.
Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness releases this July exclusively on Netflix and will be accompanied at a later date by a live-action series featuring the daughters of Albert Wesker. See here for everything we know so far about the latter.