Coming in 2021, Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness is the Capcom/Netflix collaboration everyone’s been waiting for.
Announced at the Tokyo Game Show, Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness will feature the dual protagonists you know and love, Leon S. Kennedy and Claire Redfield, in an original animated series by Netflix.
This project will be spearheaded by Capcom’s Hiroyuki Kobayashi, a veteran producer on the Resident Evil series. Kobayashi has already produced three animated films for the franchise, so it won’t be his first time adapting it to the silver screen.
The relatively unknown Quebico will be the studio animating the series, however their style seems distinctive from other Netflix series to date. Works such as Kengan Ashura or Baki have featured bold 3D models that deterred from the traditional Japanese anime style many fans were expecting.
On the other hand, the Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness trailer showcased art many franchise fans will be familiar with. Netflix has always been flexible in terms of animation, with an obsession in finding the most suitable style for each series.
In addition to the animated adaptation, a live-action series and new game have also been announced. As the Netflix series will mostly follow the events of the protagonists from the first sequel, the second adaptation will delve into Raccoon City through a different perspective. Expect Jade Wesker and Billie Wesker to feature in a more Matrix-esque conspiracy-themed adventure.
Resident Evil Village is their newest game set to be released for the PlayStation 5, Windows PC, and Xbox Series X in 2021. Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness will come exclusively to Netflix in 2021.