The lights are on
Capcom today confirmed Resident Evil 6 is in development and is coming this November.
The game is arriving on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on November 20, 2012. A PC version is coming at a later date. Capcom describes the game as a "blending action and survival horror" and is "the most ambitious, immersive and feature rich title of the series to date and promises to be the dramatic horror experience of the year."
Resident Evil 6 will follow Leon S. Kennedy and Chris Redfield who will be "joined by new characters, each with their own unique perspective and involvement, in this relentless dramatic horror experience enacted on a global scale."
Here's a synopsis of the game's plot:
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.
“Resident Evil 6 represents a giant stride forward in the evolution of the series,” commented Katsuhiko Ichii, Head of R&D and Global Marketing. “The development team, led by Hiroyuki Kobayashi, is working tirelessly to deliver the most impressive Resident Evil title ever both in terms of scope and production values.
"We are all genuinely excited by the title and cannot wait to share it with the world.”
Resident Evil 6 is also getting numerous retail pre-order bonuses. GameStop, Best Buy and Amazon.com will each get an exclusive map that will function with various modes in the game. Additional details will be revealed at a later date.
The first teaser image have been posted below.
Oh my god this looks amazing!
Oh nice! I'm okay with the Resident Evil series never returning to that old PSone style of slow methodical gameplay. ..AND what about the Spider webs!?
This looks awesome!
OMFG!!! I've been waiting for RE6 forever. At least they're going back to the main story this time. I'm getting sick of spinoffs and prequels.
After watching the trailer, I am excited. It seems that they are trying to put in a mix of action, survival/horror, and third-person shooting in their, in the form of the three characters. Leon for survival, Chris for the tps, and the mercenary for the action. It just looks awesome.
I love Resident Evil.
I just creamed my shorts. I played the demo for Revelations 3 times today. My work couldn't have picked a better day to have me take off and work on Saturday. I can't believe the 3DS is capable of a game that beautiful. When people see this game 3DS's are going to be flying off the shelves. Resident Evil 6 just made my Most Anticipated for 2012 #1 spot. And it comes out before the end of the world. We have a month to beat it. Nice.
Could be fun if the tank controls are gone and I can move and shoot. That is still my only complaint for the series.
That's one fiiiine lookin' trailer ya got there.
It looks like they're combining elements of 4 and 5, and from what I saw very well. I'm excited for this.
I can't wait, 2012 is gonna be a great year.
i suppose im lucky. my first RE was 4, loved it. 5 was good until the end (to me) if i want a survival horror though im gonna play dead space/2 on hard.
I would kill for this :D