In a bit of a surprise announcement, at the end of last week Capcom announced that Resident Evil 6 is in full development, and already scheduled for a release this November!
Set 10 years after the incident in Raccoon City the President of the US has decided to reveal the truth behind the original threat in the hope that it will curb the resurgence in bioterrorist activity. However when everything goes a bit pear-shaped and a bioterrorist attack is made at the venue the announcement was to take place, his personal friend Leon Kennedy is left to force a transformed President.
At the same time Bioterrorism Security Assessment Alliance member Chris Redfield arrives in China that is currently under threat of bioterrorist attacks, it’s looking pretty grim for the seires, and with a world thrown into turmoil it appears that there is no hope left.
Executive Producer Hiroyuki Kobayashi has stated that the intention of the game is to create an experience that delivers a gripping storyline fuelled by both single and co-operative play, and they have adopted the term ‘dramatic horror’ what this will mean for the ever frail survival horror subgenre, only time will tell, but from this trailer there is a lot of action headed our way.
Whilst original fans of the series may be a little disappointed for the inherently action orientated look of this new game in the series, perhaps there is still light at the end of the tunnel, after all its early days yet, we’ll definitely be sure to keep an eye out on any news surrounding the longest running survival horror franchise.
Resident Evil 6 will be coming to the Xbox 360, and Playstation 3 November 20th 2012, just shy of a spooky Halloween release, a PC version is also promised to follow shortly after. The Resident Evil series has definitely had its highs and lows when you consider the 15 year old series, and we cannot wait to see where they take it.