Resident Evil 6! Leon S. Kennedy! Chris Redfield!
Capcom have officially announced that come November 20th 2012 we'll all get to play a brand new Resident Evil starring Leon S. Kennedy and Chris Redfield. The game will be released on PS3 and Xbox 360 with a Windows PC version to follow.
What do we know? Well, check out the video below first of all:
So what does that tell us? Zombies. Global outbreak. Bioterrorism. There'll be action on a small, intense scale like Raccoon City or something akin to Resident Evil 4 as well as something much larger given the worldwide scope.
“Resident Evil 6 represents a giant stride forward in the evolution of the series,” commented Katsuhiko Ichii, Head of R&D and Global Marketing. “The development team, led by Hiroyuki Kobayashi, is working tirelessly to deliver the most impressive Resident Evil title ever both in terms of scope and production values. We are all genuinely excited by the title and cannot wait to share it with the world.”
Hiroyuki Kobayashi, Resident Evil’s Executive Producer added: “From the outset the team’s intention was to create an experience that delivers a gripping storyline, tense single-player and co-op action all set against a constant theme of horror. We are calling this fusion dramatic horror and are confident it will resonate with both existing fans of the series as well as newcomers.”
Further details direct from 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."