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New Screens & Details For Resident Evil 6

Capcom has just dropped a mess of new screens and details about Resident Evil 6.

Below is an official FAQ from Capcom that details a number of questions we've all had about the game, which comes out on November 20 for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, with a later date for the PC version.

For more, check out the game's debut trailer and Tim's speculative dissection of its details.


It has already been revealed that Chris Redfield heads to China during the course of the game, but we can now confirm that the main location in China will be a fictitious coastal town called Lanshiang.

When does RE6 take place?

There has been some confusion surrounding when the game is set, so to set the record straight: Resident Evil 6 takes place in 2013.

Character profiles

  • Leon S. Kennedy: Following the Raccoon City incident Leon was recruited as a U.S. government agent by none other than Adam Benford, who would later become the President of the United States. Ever since the nightmare that was Raccoon City, Leon has made it his life’s work to eradicate bioterrorism.
  • Helena Harper: Like Leon, she is also a government agent, but was in the process of transferring to the Secret Service to become one of the President's personal bodyguards. In the announcement trailer it is Helena who admits to Leon that she is the one responsible for this incident.
  • Chris Redfield: The ex-S.T.A.R.S member who continued the fight against bioterrorism as the leader of the BSAA underwent a personal trauma some six months prior to the events depicted in RE 6. In spite of this he has rejoined his BSAA colleagues in China to uncover a major bioterrorist attack.
  • The mysterious third protagonist: We’re still trying to track down his real identity, but we do know this man is a mercenary currently engaged in a bloody conflict in Eastern Europe where reports confirm that B.O.W.s are increasingly being used. One day, he's told that he is the man to save the world. Whilst he doesn't understand the implications of this, he does immediately think how much money he can make from it.
  • Ingrid Hunnigan: A member of Field Operations Support (FOS), Ingrid has been working with Leon for a long time, and they share a mutual trust.
  • Adam Benford: President of the United States and the man who hired Leon after the Raccoon City incident.


  • Zombies: Yes they are back, but now they run, jump at you, even use weapons and as such are different from those encountered in previous games.
  • J’avo: Named by the BSAA after the Serbian word for "demon," the first J'avo made an appearance in the conflict zone of Eastern Europe about six months before the action of Resident Evil 6. The J’avo still exhibit certain human elements – such as the ability to understand speech, work together as a group and use weapons – but they are also incredibly aggressive, and a number of their actions have regressed to pure instinct. When a J’avo takes damage it has the ability to regenerate itself. However, if it is receives major damage then it will mutate that affected body part into a number of varied forms, meaning players will have to rethink their strategy and adapt to this unpredictability.

Redesigned Control System

Resident Evil 6 features an evolved control system allowing players to shoot whilst moving; slide; roll in any direction and to take cover along with the addition of an enhanced melee attack.

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  • Ahhh, November is way too far away. At least ORC comes out soon. Looking forward to that one too.

  • This was the trailer in screens, nothing that cool, I guess

  • I hope this doesn't get delayed too long on PC.

  • How Resident Evil 5 should of been, I could give 2 *** about Uroboros and Majini.

  • Looks like a fantastic Resident Evil. RE5 sucked.
  • Hm. Sounds like it will be fun. Maybe a little less action heavy than Resident Evil 5 was. It was still good, but I would have preferred a little more horror.

  • Looks awesome, but moving whilst shooting...

  • I can't wait to start mowing down zombies as Chris.

  • Mod
    Am I the only one who's a little concerned about it being 50% done yet it's been in development for 2 years and it's coming out this year? Unless they're talking about polishing wise though it would be nice to have some clarity there. Like I've already said, my disappointment in RE 5 just can't get me excited for this. Leon's part looks great but everything else just doesn't click and that saddens me.
  • Pretty excited for this.

  • this is one of my anticipated games for 2012 re5 was great re6 is going to be amazing.  

  • I'm so excited for Resident Evil 6!

  • High fives for shooting while moving!

  • Finally, it appears Resident Evil 6 will control like a video game.

  • Resident 6? Amazing :D.

    Another girl Villian?

    First Alexia then Excella and now Jessica. Wow I'm empressed. Exella was still my favorite.

    Reisdent evil 6 should just have Jill. It would make my year. She is the most amazing Resident Evil Character.

    Who's Yours?

  • If there's no co-op...I'm screwed.
  • The screens are gorgeous. And the details were great to hear! I'm happy RE6 is happening at RE5 and sticking with a continuation.

  • Awesome, hopefully this will rejuvenate the franchise in terms of Horror LOL. No more Chris and his inhuman boulder punching :s. The redesign on the controls is welcome and much needed, and this J'avo enemy type seems like it could add some depth to the combat.

  • It wouldn't be RE without grotesque arms

  • Best game ever, this is the year of Survival Horror, never in history have so many Horror titles come out in one year.

    Silent Hill- Downpour
    Silent Hill - Book of Memories

    RE - Operation R City

    RE 6- *** Chris Refield and Leon S. Kennedy

    RE something something on the 3Ds

    also you got last year RE mercenaries on 3DS
    you got PS3 House of Dead coming soon and more this is awesome can't wait, Too much horror business
    Driving late at night ... oh so right ,can't wait, PS3 is going to Rock N' Rollskie this year bisnatches.