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Resident Evil 6 Officially Announced — with date and Trailer

Capcom has finally announced Resident Evil 6 and has actually put a date behind it as well — and it’s closer than you think.

Along with this announcement Capcom released a trailer that showcases what looks like part of if not all of the game will be taken place in China. What I found interesting is that it seems main characters from past Resident Evil’s are all going to have a hand in this upcoming title plot  — which if true, would mark a first — could this be signaling the end?

Now as far as the date, November 20, 2012 for the Xbox 360 and PS3 (with PC to follow later) is what it is slated for, meaning will be able to get our hands on this action survival-horror game this year.

Here are some quotes from Capcom’s Press Release:

Capcom, a leading worldwide developer and publisher of video games, is very proud to announce that Resident Evil 6 is in full development and scheduled for release on the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system on November 20, 2012 with a Windows PC version to follow. Blending action and survival horror, this latest instalment in the multi-million selling franchise is the most ambitious, immersive and feature rich title of the series to date and promises to be the dramatic horror experience of the year.

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. reports that both Katsuhiko Ichii, Head of R&D and Global Marketing and Hiroyuki Kobayashi, Resident Evil 6 Executive Producer also added comments.

From Ichii:

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.

From Kobayashi:

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.

Check out the trailer and let us know what you think about this announcement. CCU wants to hear from you.

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One Comment

  1. multi player co-op!!! you im down. i wish they would have put Bruce McGivern from resident evil dead aim in this game. That was one of my favorite R.E game.

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