Capcom is really on the roll this year as they will be releasing two new Resident Evil games in the same year. We also have the little brother, Resident Evil: Revelations, which just came out with a bit of a spelling problem in its cover The positive feedback gained from Resident Evil: Revelations helps enure the expansion of this intense game series.
Before continuing, I want to clear up a common misunderstanding. Some people are mistaking Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City as Resident Evil 6. These are separate games. Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City is a standalone title. Although it was pointed out in the plot that the game is set during the events in Resident Evil 2 and 3, there is not much emphasis given on the storyline (the game is advertised as a fast-paced shooting game). Don’t get me wrong, Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City has a story, but plot is not its selling point. It’s more of a “gunning down hordes of zombies” sort of thing. On the other hand, Resident Evil 6 is the direct sequel of Resident 5.
Now that I’ve cleared that up, just a little taste of what Resident Evil 6 will have to offer. The action takes place in the Antarctic Umbrella facility where the Wesker Children Project took place. The year is 2013, and the President is going to reveal what happened during the Raccoon City Destruction Incident. The game starts as you wake up in a hidden laboratory with complete amnesia. Even with no memory, you soon come to realize that a bio-hazard incident has occurred in the facility. No place is safe anymore thanks to good-for-nothing bio-terrorists. Dead Ones, Conkers, and Sentients try to take you down, and it’s up to you to put a stop to their wrong doing and save the world and humanity. Just like Resident Evil 5 and Operation Raccoon City, Resident Evil 6 will be a horror-filled, fast-paced shooting game. Expect this game to be as scary as the previous Resident Evil titles, and look forward to a lot of interesting challenges, improved graphics, and kick-butt weapons.
There is not much detail about the game modes in Resident Evil 6, but the possibility of having online play and cooperative mode is very likely when you look at the offerings of Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City. The game is set to release on November 20, 2012 for the PS3 and Xbox 360. Microsoft Windows will have to wait as there’s no specific date mentioned yet.