This year will be Really Evil… RESIDENT EVIL 6 ANNOUNCEMENT!!!
After some wild speculation and days spent with our fingers arthritically crossed as we’ve been wishing and hoping that each delicious Resident Evil 6 viral rumour was true, Capcom have FINALLY announced that Resident Evil 6 will be blowing our brains on 20th November 2012!!!
With over 47 million copies of Resident Evil titles already sold worldwide, Resi Fans have already got a lot to look forward to this year with a brand new 3DS title Resident Evil: Revelations coming out next week, which fills in the story between RE4 and RE5 and stars Jill Valentine, an abandoned cruise ship with creepy dark corridors and monsters lurking in the middle of the Mediterranean. Then there’s Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City arriving late March that will flip the events seen in RE2 as donning rubber outfits and gas masks, players will become members of an elite Umbrella Special Ops Squad. Hunting down and wiping out any survivors/witnesses remaining after the T-Virus outbreak riddles Raccoon City, it’s a third-person shooter that promises to be a different spin on the traditional survival theme with the focus being on predominately on action but will still have plenty of familiar Resi references whilst chronologically, it brings yet another new perspective to the overall Resi story arc.
Resident Evil 6 is the big one though. Fans have wanted a fully fleshed out, new gripping story for Leon S. Kennedy ever since the horrific events at Racoon City Police Department unfolded back in RE2. In the 10 years following our blond haired hero’s escape from a burning emergency train in the bowels of Raccoon City’s sewers, Leon has sworn to take down Umbrella and acting as a special government agent, gone on to rescue the President of the United States daughter from some uber scary, running, chain-saw wielding zombies in Spain (as attempted in the unparalleled RE4). Cut to the modern day and Leon has some facial hair, a new leather jacket and is now best buds with Mr. President. Bio-Organic weapons have become a worldwide concern with countries facing imminent attacks. Believing that revealing the truth behind the atrocious events that took place in Raccoon City will reduce the bioterrorist activity that’s been occurring all over the world, the President suffers from the very thing he was trying to prevent as he prepares to deliver his speech. Following the bioterrorist attack, Leon is faced with his greatest challenge to date as his friend and President is hideously transformed…
In the meantime, continuing his role as a Bioterrorism Security Assessment Alliance member with bulging biceps and trademark crew cut, Chris Redfield lands in another country facing bioterrorist attacks; China where the current outbreak is worst than the BSAA thought and his personal feelings begin to get in the way of the job in hand…
YES! Your eyes do not deceive you!! For the first time EVER in the franchise, Leon and Chris come together on a global scale to save the world from the ultimate bioterrorist threat. BEST. NEWS. EVER!
The scope and production values are looking pretty hot too with Leon running down dark grimy alleyways and Chris leaping through a neon Chinese city centre with flames roaring all around him. Katsuhiko Ichii, Head of Capcom’s R&D and Global Marketing enthuses; “The development team, led by Hiroyuki Kobayashi [Executive Producer], is working tirelessly to deliver the most impressive Resident Evil title ever. We are all genuinely excited by the title and cannot wait to share it with the world.”
Resident Evil 6 will have what the development team are calling “fusion dramatic horror” that will bring together a brand new, intense storyline blended with true horror featuring single-player and co-op action that will appeal to both die-hard fans of the franchise as well as enticing newcomers to the series. All we know is that November can’t come quick enough and we’re already booking the time off work.
Resident Evil: Revelations is out on 27th January 2012 for the Nintendo 3DS.
Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City is out 20th March (US) & 23rd March (EU) for on Xbox360 & PS3
Resident Evil 6 is due out 20th November 2012 for Xbox360 & PS3
Wow! I think I need a lie down! Let us know your favourite Resi Character and tell us just how excited you are about all things Resi :D