Known as the gold standard of survival horror games with over 110 million units shipped worldwide, Resident Evil is continuing its 25th anniversary celebration with the upcoming premiere of the original CG anime series, Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness.
Ahead of the launch of the series, we take a closer look at three of the main characters. As the first trailer reveals, Leon S. Kennedy, one of the most popular characters in the Resident Evil series is returning. He will be joined by two strong female characters who have been fighting against far-reaching evil organisations and vicious creatures – fan-favourite Claire Redfield and mysterious U.S. federal agent Shen May, a brand-new character for the series.
Here’s what to expect from the leads of Netflix‘s Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness.
Leon S. Kennedy
Of the many characters that have appeared in the Resident Evil franchise through the years, Leon has been one of the most beloved. This time around, the focus is the adult pathos of Leon, who has weaved his way through countless battles, with him appearing in a suit for the first time instead of the familiar leather jacket he wears when he’s working a case.
Director Eiichiro Hasumi comments that, “In Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness, Leon is in a slightly bitter position that lacks clarity.” However his unique sense of justice and strong desire to “not to repeat the same tragedies” is kept alive in this new series. In this series, fans will be sure to be glued to the screen as Leon reunites with Claire after a long time and interacts with a new character, the mysterious Shen May.
In Resident Evil 2, Claire was just a college student when she encountered the zombies in Raccoon City. In this series, she appears as a member of Terra Save, a non-governmental organization that aids victims of bioterrorism and chemical attacks.
Deeply influenced by her older brother, who was a member of special forces, she is also a strong and skilled fighter who possesses various combat skills and has escaped many dangerous situations through her bold decisions despite being a civilian. In the new series, she will play a large role in uncovering the truth in this series.
Shen May is a U.S. federal agent debuting in this series. A skilled computer scientist who demonstrates courage and high-level physical capabilities, she is dispatched with Leon to uncover the cause of a hacking incident at the White House. Her true nature, however, remains shrouded in mystery. What is the goal of this federal agent who works alongside Leon and Jason?
What fate awaits our characters? All eyes are on them as excitement builds ahead of the release of Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness on 8 July. Find out more about the series here.