Last week Comic Booked gave our fans a glimpse into the new Capcom game Resident Evil: Operation Racoon City. At the time that we published the article we thought that this iteration would be the only Resident Evil release in the foreseeable future. This was until yesterday at least, when a viral website popped up warning us that there is “No Hope Left”. In all of the photos a bio-hazard symbol can be seen, and as fans of the series might know Biohazard is the name of the Resident Evil Franchise in Japan.
Today all of the suspicions have been put to bed with the release of a 3 minute trailer for the newly confirmed Resident Evil 6.
Reports indicate that the game will be produced by Hiroyuki Kobayashi, who previously produced the critically acclaimed Resident Evil 4. With Operation Raccoon City taking a different approach to the Resident Evil Series we will get to see which type of game play best suites the franchise, as Kobayashi will keep the game more in line with the revamped game play we saw in RE4 & RE5.
According to Capcom, “”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.”
It seems like fans will finally get their wish and be able to play as, two of the most popular stars in the franchise, Leon Kennedy and Chris Redfield in the same game. This almost confirms the return of the Co-Op play seen in RE5, as well as some story overlaps between the two characters.
RE6 is slated to be released on the Xbox 360, PS3, and PC.
At the moment there are no further details regarding Resident Evil 6 but rest assured that Comic Booked will continue to track the progress of both RE games currently in production. In the meantime check out the new trailer below!