Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City puts you back on the streets of Racoon City during the T-Virus outbreaks of Resident Evil 2 & 3. The game and genre as a whole have come a long way since its days on the original Playstation. With the growing popularity of zombies (i.e The Walking Dead) Resident Evil is poised more then ever to make a “comeback”.

Though Capcom has done a good job of keeping us entertained with the critically acclaimed RE4 & RE5, it did receive some backlash due to its break from the traditional setting we were used to seeing in the first three games of the series. Now we take a trip back in time to where it all began, and we are given an opportunity to view the mayhem from root of all the evil, Umbrella Corporation. Now, just because they are taking the series back to its roots, it does not mean that the game play has not gotten any face lifts.

In this iteration you are part of Umbrella Corp’s elite security team, and are tasked with eradicating the city of any evidence of an outbreak at all costs! Both humans and zombies alike who get in your way are fair game. Capcom has also taken a page from Gears of War and Dead Space as RE now has a much more run and gun feel to it this time around. It also includes melee attacks, class specific ability kills/perks, and 1-4 player Co-Op. Details about the available online modes are still under wraps.

The expected release date is 3/20/12.

In the meantime check out this new trailer for the upcoming Resident Evil: Operation Racoon City!