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Monday, January 23, 2012

Resident Evil 6 confirmed this year

2012 is going to be a huge year for Resident Evil fans. The franchise has announced 3 major gigs in the works for the world of Resident Evil, and fans are both skeptical and anxious. A new Resident Evil movie is in the works bringing back some of our favorite RE characters to the big screen. But first, fans have been patiently waiting for the release of Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City, which takes place during the events of Resident Evil 2 and 3. But Capcom has another block buster planned for 2012.

Resident Evil 6 is the upcoming survival horror game from Capcom. The game features the return of fan favorite, Leon S. Kennedy known for his role in the cult classic Resident Evil 4, and Chris Redfield who appeared in the last installment Resident Evil 5. In addition Ashley makes an appearance, and a new character is introduced, who appears to be immune to the infection. There has also been a rumor about Wesker making an appearance as well, but the headlining return is the zombies, and their more hungry then ever.

The game takes place 15 years after the events in Raccoon City, and for Leon it's like reliving his first day as a police officer. The President of the United States prepares a press release to disclose the truth behind the incident in Raccoon City with Leon by his side in support, but a biological attack occurs transforming the president into something else. Leon once again finds himself in the middle of a another outbreak. Meanwhile, Chris Redfeild is deployed to China to help prevent a bio-terror attack after a threat, but things don't go as smoothly as he had hoped.

Very little is known about the storyline and game-play right now, however a new trailer for Resident Evil 6 shows us a few snippets. It appears to have similar game-play from RE 4 and RE 5 with the over-the-shoulder third person view with more covering options. The trailer also hints to a new melee system with the addition of combos. There is a scene showing game-play with Leon sliding across the floor backwards shooting enemies while on his back similar to Max Payne. Some of the zombies seem to have slightly more rage then previous titles, being faster and more vicious, and it looks like tyrants will be returning as well.

The graphics and animation look amazing with highly detailed environments, and the game-play appears to be action packed. There will be no surprise if Resident Evil 6 becomes an instant classic. Resident Evil 6 is expected to hit retail in late November for PS3, Xbox 360 and later for PC. Prepare to face the zombie invasion yet again.

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