Resident Evil Infinite Darkness got its first major news update today, as Netflix and Capcom shared the English and Japanese voice casts, a new story synopsis, and a few new teaser visuals. The animated series was announced back in September 2020, and is still scheduled for a 2021 release.
Here is the story 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.
Nick Apostolides will be playing the English voice for Leon, and Toshiyuki Morikawa the Japanese. For Claire, Stephanie Panisello will be covering the English voice, and Yuko Kaida will be handling the Japanese. Both the English and Japanese voices for the characters are the same voice actors we love from the Resident Evil games.
With Resident Evil Infinite Darkness seemingly just around the corner, I think at this point all we can really do is just sit patiently and wait for Netflix to announce an official release date.