Curiosity surrounding the upcoming Resident Evil Infinite Darkness Netflix series has grown more and more since its announcement. Chief amongst these wonderings is how it will play into the timeline, as well as the repercussions involved with that.
Now, thanks to the trailer that we saw during the Resident Evil April Showcase, we at least can answer part of this question: Resident Evil Infinite Darkness happens nearly immediately after the events of Resident Evil 4.
This fact is supported by the continuing service of one President Graham, father to Resident Evil 4‘s Ashley. Sadly, we never saw this man while Leon fought to collect his daughter from rural Europe, so seeing him now is a nice touch. This also means that we might get to see Ashley in a more natural setting, perhaps redeeming her from her status as the center of a long escort mission.
From the trailer, it’s clear that an outbreak not unlike Raccoon City is taking place somewhere unbeknownst to the world. Claire attempts to bring this to the attention of one Leon S. Kennedy, but they both end up trapped in the White House as it sees its own gruesome attack.
Since this will be a series, it’ll be interesting to see a long-form Resident Evil story. Previously, we’ve only see CG movies, like Damnation. This longer tale could lend itself to a better, more slow-burning horror story, which could see Leon and Claire up against threats of a higher scale than they’ve ever seen.
While we still aren’t entirely clear on all of the details, Resident Evil Infinite Darkness will be seeing a July release date, meaning that we won’t have to wait long to see just what happens to Leon, Claire, and President Graham.