Capcom Officially Announces Resident Evil 6

Not much to say except for this…

Looks like the post I wrote on our Facebook page actually turned out.  So what do you guys think of the trailer?  It would appear that the heavy focus on action gameplay remains intact although there are certainly hints from Resident Evil 4 in there so we might also get a little scared this time around.

The November release date is very enticing and it means, yet again, we’re probably going to have one heck of an insane holiday season.  This is the first huge game announced for that period that I can think of, but I can assure you it won’t be the last.

I suppose I should mention RE6 will be released on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and later on for the PC.  No word on a Wii U port yet guys.  For those interested in finding out a little more about the game, here’s the Capcom has to say about it.

It has been ten years since the Raccoon City incident and the President of the United States has decided to reveal the truth behind what took place in the belief that it will curb the current resurgence in bioterrorist activity. Due to be by the President’s side is his personal friend and Raccoon City survivor, Leon S. Kennedy, but when the venue suffers a bioterrorist attack, Leon is forced to face a President transformed beyond recognition and make his hardest ever decision. At the same time, Bioterrorism Security Assessment Alliance member Chris Redfield arrives in China, itself under threat of a bioterrorist attack.  With no country safe from these attacks and the ensuing outbreaks, the entire world’s population is united by a common fear that there is no hope left.

Exciting!

2 thoughts on “Capcom Officially Announces Resident Evil 6”

  1. In short, I am incredibly excited. That was one heck of a trailer for the game, not just some lame teaser. And it’s coming out this year!

    First of all, from what I can gather by the story tidbits and the video, it seems like Capcom is really trying hard to maintain the integrity of the franchise’s horror roots while simultaneously trying to refine the excellent gameplay model they introduced in Resident Evil 4. I can get behind that. I love Resident Evil 4 still, it’s one of my favorite games. Resident Evil 5, however, is not. It’s not a bad game by any means (it’s actually quite good, just not a “classic”), but it played it a little too safe. The scenario was too action focused, the forced co-op was not something I enjoyed (I didn’t like it as much in Zero either), and the presentation was lacking. What wows me about the RE6 teaser is that how much we are seeing–the environments are diverse and interesting, the action is intense and varied, but the tension is there. I saw an enemy grab you from BEHIND cover. I saw enemies plunge through barricades and give chase (anyone reminded of Nemesis?). I saw enemies swarm you and fight with malicious tactics. And what’s cooler is that there appears to be a number of ways to dispatch enemies. It’s not just awkward third-person shooting with the occasional punch. You appear to have a wide selection of moves. That really looks great. Capcom is really ramping things up here, and that makes me happy. They have been my personal favorite third-party developer for the longest time, so I have faith in them for this project. I think they can make this something special.

    On another note, did anyone play the Revelations demo? It’s amazing! I’m really excited to play it.

    Not sure how I feel about Operation Raccoon City, but I think it’ll be a good one for multiplayer action. The premise is rad and I like a lot of the ideas.

  2. I know I’m excited that’s for sure man.

    Haven’t had the chance to try that demo yet, but I plan to sometime today or tomorrow.

    As for Operation RC, it reminds me a LOT of Outbreak, but this time around we have full voice chat support so right there it will be ten times better.

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