Netflix has published the first few minutes of Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness’ first episode, featuring the Mad Dogs – that’s the US Army group, not the zombified canines that series fans are used to.

Last month, a plot synopsis on the Resident Evil Portal website revealed that, in the year 2000, the Mad Dogs refused orders from the command center to investigate a fallen US special forces helicopter that was intervening in the Penamstan civil war. The newly released scene shows this particular series of events begin to play out, though it ends before the group stumbles across the zombified troops as the synopsis previously described.

 

 

This particular scene takes place six years before the main events of Infinite Darkness, which sees series icons Leon S. Kennedy and Claire Redfield unite once again to investigate a new outbreak at the White House in 2006. The Mad Dogs’ intervention also takes place just two years after the Raccoon City incident from Resident Evil 2 and 3, which has been referred to in previous trailers. Nick Apostolides and Stephanie Panisello – the voices of Leon and Claire from the 2019 Resident Evil 2 remake – are returning to reprise their respective roles.

It’s a bit of an odd scene to select for promoting Infinite Darkness, as it doesn’t quite set the tone for a horror series. Still, the animation is very impressive (it’s come a long way since 2008’s Resident Evil: Degeneration movie), and nothing says “Resident Evil” like a helicopter crash.

Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness will launch exclusively on Netflix on Thursday, July 8th, 2021.

 

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A lifelong Nintendo fan and a longtime editor at Zelda Universe, Reece will forever be grateful that he somehow dodged the Naughty List of Christmas 1998, when Santa delivered the life-changing gift of a Nintendo 64 with Super Mario 64, Banjo-Kazooie, and Mario Kart 64. When he's not playing games, Reece is usually reading Punisher comics, delving helplessly into the weirdest depths of anime and manga, or spending time with his cocker spaniel Gracie -- the goodest girl ever!

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