Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness, the upcoming animated TV show set in the world of the survival horror series, has announced the actors who are playing Leon Kennedy and Claire Redfield.
Nick Apostolides and Stephanie Panisello were revealed to be the voices behind the heroes, and if you recognise those names, it's due to the fact that they played Leon and Claire in Resident Evil 2. Not only is this a neat thread to pull the two stories together with, it's nice news for those who had their fingers crossed that the two would be requested to reprise their roles. Mike adored the evolutions that the Resident Evil 2 remake brought to the core of the original game, and called it a "supremely effective piece of gaming nostalgia that recognises, rightly, that just giving players what they already had is missing the point."
Similarly, Capcom is expanding the world of Resident Evil with Infinite Darkness, introducing the series to fresh faces and offering something new for veteran S.T.A.R.S. officers. That's not even mentioning the other Resident Evil TV show in the works with Netflix, which follows the Wesker teenagers across two clashing timelines, and the reboot movie that is expected to release in autumn of this year. In this announcement, we also got a glimpse at the story and setting. The picture shows Leon and Claire with grim expressions as a horde of undead approach the White House in Washington D.C.
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Set only a few years after Resident Evil 4, the two will find themselves stepping on each other's toes again as the mysteries they investigate connect in the strangest of ways. As a TerraSave staff member, Claire is disturbed by a picture drawn by a young child that seems to show someone succumbing to disease. On the other hand, Leon is pursuing a breach of the President's secret files when the lights go out and he and the team are attacked by zombies. "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," concluded the press release.
Resident Evil Village, the next entry into the series, will be arriving on PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X and S on May 7. It continues the story of Ethan Winters (everyone's favourite character from Resident Evil) and pits him against Chris Redfield, who appears to have an ulterior motive this time around. "Compared to 7, Village definitely has just as much horror - if not more," said Capcom, but it will be censored in the Japanese version of the game.
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