27 September 2020
Known as the gold standard of survival horror games with over 100 million units from the game series shipped worldwide, Resident Evil has now been transformed into a Netflix original CG anime series.
This series is scheduled for a global launch in 2021 exclusively on Netflix. Three years after 2017's CG film Resident Evil: Vendetta, technology has further evolved, creating the groundwork for a new series in unprecedented full 3DCG animation.
Since the first game was released in 1996 on Sony PlayStation, the Resident Evil series is nearing its 25th anniversary. With the series continuing to evolve even now, a new title carves itself into the series’ history. This series is entitled RESIDENT EVIL: Infinite Darkness.
This new series will be produced and supervised by Capcom's Hiroyuki Kobayashi, who is responsible for bringing numerous titles in the Resident Evil series into existence. TMS Entertainment, which has birthed various anime series, will produce the series, while Quebico, led by Kei Miyamoto, the producer of Resident Evil: Vendetta, will be in charge of the full 3DCG animation production.
This will be a horror-action series based around the stories of the two popular characters, Leon S. Kennedy and Claire Redfield. By adding suspense into dynamic action scenes, this series will reveal a Resident Evil world unlike anything seen before.
Teaser art and a teaser trailer have also been revealed with the title announcement! In the teaser art, we see Leon S. Kennedy and Claire Redfield against the backdrop of a blood-splattered wall, silently waiting to take on a new threat after cheating death time and time again. Revealed simultaneously, the teaser trailer depicts scenes of courage as Claire enters an abandoned building enveloped by the dark night as she happens to find "something" while Leon saves "someone" in the darkness. You can see every tiny speck of floating dust and the tension of the characters’ expressions in these ultra-realistic, high-quality visuals which ramp up the intensity from the very start! Plug in a pair of headphones to double the terror in this teaser that will surely stir up expectations for this series!
Who will be the enemy this time? What is the meaning of "Infinite Darkness"? Stay tuned for more news about the Netflix original anime series RESIDENT EVIL: Infinite Darkness!
Netflix Original Anime Series
RESIDENT EVIL: Infinite Darkness
(Note: RESIDENT EVIL is all in capital letters, followed by a colon, and a space between "Infinite" and "Darkness")
Netflix global launch time: 2021
Original Work/Production/Supervision: Capcom Co., Ltd. Full 3DCG animation production: Quebico
Production: TMS Entertainment
Copyright: ©CAPCOM CO., LTD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
Netflix title page:www.netflix.com/residentevil_anime
About "Resident Evil"
The first "Resident Evil" game was released on Sony PlayStation in 1996. Skillfully recreating the fear of trying to find weapons and items amidst a hopeless situation in order to survive, this famous series gave rise to the entirely new gaming genre of “survival horror.” The series has spawned over 140 different titles on consoles, phone apps, and more to become one of Capcom's most popular brands. With a huge fanbase around the world, more than 100 million total copies from the game series have shipped worldwide. Heading toward its 25th anniversary in 2021, the series is nearing the release of its newest upcoming game, “Resident Evil Village.”
Since its establishment in 1983, Capcom has been a leading company in producing numerous hit products in the gaming and entertainment field. Capcom is known for its series titles Resident Evil, Monster Hunter, Street Fighter, Mega Man, Devil May Cry, and many more. Capcom's headquarters are in Osaka, Japan, while it also has overseas subsidiaries in the US, UK, Germany, France, Hong Kong, and Taiwan.
About TMS Entertainment
By maintaining a balance of creativity and business production, TMS Entertainment provides a one-stop shop for services from IP creation to consumer satisfaction improvement, centered around its animation production, licensing, and content businesses. TMS Entertainment has continuously produced much-loved anime titles in Japan, including Lupin the 3rd, Anpanman, and Detective Conan while connecting its library of over 12,000 episodes across a total of 420 titles to its global business.
Quebico is an animation studio newly established in 2017 by Kei Miyamoto, who managed the production of high-end game movies and full 3DCG feature-length animations, including “Resident Evil: Vendetta.” This studio was established with the goal of finding a new way to produce full 3DCG animation. Armed with its accumulated knowledge of video production and a uniquely developed cloud-based production infrastructure, this studio is collaborating with highly skilled creators both in and outside Japan to create high-end full 3DCG animations which had only been possible at major studios up until now.
Netflix is the world's leading streaming entertainment service with 193 million paid memberships in over 190 countries enjoying TV series, documentaries and feature films across a wide variety of genres and languages. Members can watch as much as they want, anytime, anywhere, on any internet-connected screen. Members can play, pause and resume watching, all without commercials or commitments.
Yifei Yang, Publicity, Anime
Shigeko Watanabe, Publicity Manager