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Netflix Drops ‘RESIDENT EVIL: Infinite Darkness’ Opening Clip

It all starts in the city streets of civil war-ravaged Penamstan, where bullets fly, and a U.S. special forces helicopter falls from the sky; based on Capcom’s hugely successful game franchise, the original CG anime series hits the streaming giant July 8.

Celebrating its 25th anniversary, Resident Evil has grown into one of the most successful game franchises in history. After spawning over 140 different titles on consoles, phone apps, and other platforms, it has become one of Capcom's most popular brands. Now, the next chapter is ready to stream with the upcoming original CG anime series, RESIDENT EVIL: Infinite Darkness, launching on Netflix July 8.

The opening scene is set six years earlier (in 2000) in the city streets of civil war-ravaged Penamstan, where bullets fly, and a U.S. special forces helicopter falls from the sky; U.S. Army Mad Dogs, led by their captain Jason, refuse orders from the command center to stand their ground and instead go to save the survivors left stranded on the battlefield.

Watch the clip: Don’t blink, don’t look away… not even for a second!

In the present (2006), a hacking incident occurs on a top-secret White House file. Four agents, including Leon S. Kennedy and Jason, the “Hero of Penamstan,” are invited to the White House to investigate this incident. However, when the lights suddenly go out, they are forced to take down a horde of mysterious zombies alongside the SWAT team. Afterward, the top-secret file is found to be related to a biology laboratory in Shanghai, which Kennedy and the other three agents decide to investigate for clues. As they head to Shanghai in a cutting-edge submarine, a swarm of rat-like Bio Organic Weapons (B.O.W.) suddenly attacks, pushing them into a life-or-death situation.

Meanwhile, while staying in Penamstan to provide support for refugees, Terra Save staff member Claire Redfield encounters a strange image drawn by a nonverbal boy. Haunted by this drawing, which appears to depict a victim of viral infection, Claire starts her own investigation. She eventually finds a terrifying experiment that was conducted during the Penamstan civil war. Kennedy and Redfield draw closer to an unimaginable truth that all began in Penamstan. They also discover that a terror that can shatter peace is slowly approaching...

The cast features the voice talent of Nick Apostolides (Leon S. Kennedy); Stephanie Panisello (Claire Redfield); Ray Chase (Jason); Jona Xiao (Shen May); Billy Kametz (Patrick); Joe J. Thomas (Graham); Doug Stone (Wilson); and Brad Venable (Ryan).

Directed by Eiichiro Hasumi, the story is by Shogo Mutoh and Eiichiro Hasumi. Hiroyuki Kobayashi serves as executive producer for Capcom. Hiroyasu Shinohara (TMS Entertainment) and Atsushi Furuya (ROBOT) serve as producers. 3DCG animation production is by Quebico. The series is produced by TMS Entertainment with Tony Ishizuka (Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions) as creative advisor. Music composition is by Yugo Kanno.

Source: Netflix