Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness is now on Netflix for fans to binge, with the series having four episodes that neatly fit into the established continuity of the video games.
Like that of the previous CG animated movies, the events that take place in Infinite Darkness are all part of the canon of the story of Resident Evil. This equates to the fact that the version of Leon S. Kennedy on the show is the same one who rescued the daughter of the president in Resident Evil 4, and who will star later in Resident Evil 6.
Yet, the fact is that the show produced by Netflix takes place somewhere between the events of both 4 and 5, acting as a prequel of the latter. Therefore, if you have not played the fifth game, you may be confused by the ending of Infinite Darkness.
While most of the fans were expecting the iconic Umbrella logo on the briefcase, instead of Tricell, especially after multiple allusions made throughout the series toward the pharmaceutical company that is involved with Wilson’s plot. Tricell, however, is another pharmaceutical company that is part of the canon. It also produces monsters, like that of Umbrella.
Up to now, the biggest role of the organization was found in the 5th series of the game, where it presented the mutated Uroboros strain into the city of Kijuju in Africa, with its collaboration with the main antagonist Albert Wesker. Both of them made experiments and later on weaponized the parasite that has been found in the 4th series of the game, and released it throughout the city in order to test its efficiency. As such, this caught the attention of the Bioterrorism Security Assessment Alliance, who then tried to stop their scheme.
After the events that took place in Resident Evil 5, Tricell was then involved in various human rights violations and was charged with various international terrorism crimes. Therefore, the company was eventually disbanded and was never mentioned again in the sequels, save for Resident Evil; Revelations 2, where Claire Redfield stated that the company is gone for good.
Return of Tricell?
Due to the fact that Infinite Darkness is set a few years before the events of Resident Evil 5, there is a possibility that more appearances from Tricell may be seen in the future. The ending of the series indicates that we may still not have seen the end of the company, as they may still have some bigger plans for the bioweapons made by Wilson.
You can watch all four episodes on Netflix.
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It is no question that the world of Resident Evil is fascinating yet horrifying. That is why a lot of fans can’t get enough of diving into it. People who are into the thriving genre of zombies are no strangers to this franchise. It revolves around the atrocities of the big commercial men with a positive outlook in terms of destroying the world, and of course, heroes who strive to stop them. Who could not love it?