Capcom Announces Resident Evil 6
January 19, 2012
I hope you're a Resident Evil enthusiast, as Capcom has announced another entry in the long-running survival horror series. Coming to the Sony PlayStation 3, Microsoft Xbox 360, and PC on November 20, 2012 (later than that for PC, naturally), Resident Evil 6 continues the spiraling saga of beastly monsters pursuing armed professionals in both single-player and co-op modes. Here's a bit of the press release that sets up the backstory for the game:
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.
In a first for the franchise, Resident Evil 6 sees series favorites Leon and Chris come together to face this unprecedented threat. They will be joined by new characters, each with their own unique perspective and involvement, in this relentless dramatic horror experience enacted on a global scale.
Admittedly, I'm not much of a Resident Evil fan, but I do like to follow the story from the sidelines. I played some of Resident Evil 2 and a decent chunk of Resident Evil 4, but I'm just not much of a survival horror fan. The premise on this next installment intrigues me though (and it certainly makes for a good trailer). The games themselves tend to get a bit too intense for me, but I'm sure I'll watch this one from a distance as well. How about all of you out there? Is there any interest in this one?