Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness Gets New Screens, is RE Canon

Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness tells a new part of the series' story. The question is when it takes place.

Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness has a story that fits in with the Resident Evil canon, Netflix confirmed. The statement came in a Twitter post showing off new images of Infinite Darkness protagonists Leon Kennedy and Claire Redfield.

"When biohazards run wild, only a pair of veteran zombie slayers can get the job done," the tweet reads.

When and where the story fits in could be anytime from right after Resident Evil 3 up through the events of Resident Evil 7. Using "biohazards" in the tweet brings the Baker plantation and Evelyn to mind, while Leon and Claire seem to be sporting their Resident Evil 6 and Revelations looks, respectively.

Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness is set to air on Netflix in 2021. Meanwhile, Constantin Films is working on a Resident Evil reboot film exploring Raccoon City's last days, and Resident Evil Village releases on next-gen consoles in 2021.


Josh Broadwell started gaming in the early '90s. But it wasn't until 2017 he started writing about them, after finishing two history degrees and deciding a career in academia just wasn't the best way forward. You'll usually find him playing RPGs, strategy games, or platformers, but he's up for almost anything that seems interesting.

Published Oct. 27th 2020

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