Survival horror fans, I am absolutely delighted to announce that earlier today Capcom announced that Resident Evil 6 will be released for the Xbox 360 and PS3 on November 20 2012 with a Windows PC version to follow.
The sixth instalment promises to blend a combination of action and survival horror for what could be the most dramatic horror experience of the year.
Set ten years after the Raccoon City incident, 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. Supporting the President is none other than Raccoon City survivor and personal friend to the President, Leon S. Kennedy. However, when the venue suffers a bioterrorist attack, Leon is forced to face a President transformed beyond recognition and make a tough decision (sounds like Tyrant and a certain Albert Wesker huh?). 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 addition to Leon and Chris, there will be new characters alongside them to be revealed at a later date.
Capcom’s Head of R&D and Global Marketing says, “Resident Evil 6 represents a giant stride forward in the evolution of the series. 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 6’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.”
Who would you like to see return for Resident Evil 6? A dream return would be the legendary Barry Burton! Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.
Check out the trailer on the official Resident Evil channel, embedded below.